9.11.2012

calendula-infused olive oil...finished soap

I've been busy with packing, but wanted to make a quick post about the calendula-infused olive oil soap.  I decided to do a layered soap...the bottom layer using a natural colorant and the top layer using no colorant.

Oils used:  coconut oil, calendula-infused olive oil, shea butter and castor oil. 

Fragrance:  I'm not sure what I'm going to call it yet because it's an EO and FO blend of orange, grapefruit, lavender, spearmint and tangerine.  It smells very orange-y right now...mmm!

Natural colorant:  for the bottom layer I used 1.5 tsp ground mustard (which I hydrated first in a little water).  As I had the batch divided into two parts, it was hard to tell if the ground mustard would add any color at all because both parts looked the same!



The soft yellow of the top layer is from the calendula-infused olive oil and the eo/fo blend, as you can see in the next picture.  The flecks in the top layer are ground chamomile petals.

 eo/fo blend

I still have some calendula-infused olive oil left...the plan is to make lotion bars and lip balm with it!  :)

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I love calendula soap!

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  2. Oh, it turned out so nice Kalla! I love the wave of the layer, and the yellow color that the mustard gave the bottom layer. The fragrance blend sounds divine! =)

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    1. thank you Cee Gee! The scent has changed a little bit but it still smells great...I smell orange mostly, but now I can smell the soft lavender and spearmint.

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  3. Gorgeous, Kalla! I love the look of the two layers. The ground mustard made such a pretty yellow color, and I love the flecks of chamomile in the top layer. The infused oil will make for a lovely soap, and the scent combination sounds fantastic!

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    1. thanks Jenny! A couple of bars look like they got bumped around during the move, but the color is still a pretty yellow (on the bottom) and they smell great...citrusy. I can't wait to use these!

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  4. Hello!

    I have come across your blog and beautiful soaps several times for the last one week and I do admire your works.
    The color of your calendula soap is lovely! It looks pretty and yummy at the same time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Maya! I visited your blog and was admiring your pretty soaps too...love the color of your green tea one! :)

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  5. I like all your natural soaps!
    Much Love,
    Claudia.

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