Lavender - Take 2

Lavender - Take 2 means Lavender - Take 1 flopped. Well flopped it did, but I want to say, only partially. This soap expert wanted to try the CPOP to make some colors 'pop', but it seems like it wasn't just the color, but also most of the soap that 'popped'. A 'rough' or 'wrinkled' texture formed due to the high oven temperature. Thanks for the info, you kind fellow soapers! <3

So, moving on to Take 2...I used the same recipe as Take 1. I really wanted to see the end result of equal portions of 4 oils. Canola, Palm, Coconut and Olive. Superfatting at 10%. Scented again with just Lavender EO. Some of the soap cubes from Take 1 got used. This is what came out of the mold:

Lavender soap

I like the translucent effect

Lavender soap cubes from Take 1

Well I am quite happy with the result, so there won't be a Take 3. Thank heavens!! For my next soap, I want to make a nice facial bar with Tea Tree oil (I really don't like the smell, but I also don't like acne). Till then!!

Yours lavenderly,


Cocobong Soaps said...

you won again, on over to my blog

Gioia Made Soap said...

lovely colour and very sweet to see..

Nitya said...

@Julia: YAY!!! Thank you so much!! :)

@Gioia: Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice message!! :)

Amy W said...

I love Take 2!! It's very beautiful!! For your tea tree bar, try adding a bit of peppermint to help balance the fragrance.

Nitya said...

@Amy: Thanks for the tip! I do have some mint essential oil mix. I will add a dash of that to the soap. Hopefully it will tone down the strong green scent of tea tree. :)

maty said...

me encanta el jabon de lavanda es uno de mis preferidos.... el diseño es muy bonito y delicado.... felicidades

Nitya said...

Gracias Maty!! I just checked your new soap with avocado oil. Looks beautiful! :)