1.30.2013

apple blossom

This is such a pretty scent...a nice balance of apples and florals.  It's another family favorite that I needed to restock.  The last time I made this, I used rose clay for the swirl color and wasn't thrilled with the results (I thought it looked diseased).  This time, I kept it simple...I used rose clay again but colored the whole batch...looks so much better.  I'm really liking the clays in soap...I'm just starting to use them more and can sure feel a difference!



Edited to add: 

There were a couple of questions in the comments about how much clay I used.  For clays, I use 1 teaspoon per pound of oils.  My wooden loaf mold is smaller and uses 28oz. of oils, so I usually use 1.5 teaspoons of clay.  I also hydrate the clay in water first (using some of the water used for the lye solution) and then stickblend it into the oils, making sure all the clay is incorporated.  Then I add the lye solution.

14 comments:

  1. I love clay in soap too...this is such a pretty color Kalla, I bet it smells fantastic!!!

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    1. Thanks Cee! I'm not big into florals, but I really like this one. It's more like a sweet floral...just a soft, pretty scent.

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  2. That is a beautiful soap. Such a lovely pink colour and so smooth! Lovely xxx

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  3. Very pretty! how much rose clay ppo did you use?

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    1. Thanks sagehill! I used 1.5 teaspoons for this batch.

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  4. Pretty soap, Kalla! Apple Blossom sounds like a nice scent. I haven't used clays too often, usually just in shaving soaps. I should give clay a try in some regular bars, too.

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I tried bentonite clay once and my skin felt "satin-y"...I'll see how the rose clay compares.

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  5. I was also wondering how much clay you used? The soap looks like a smooth powder, cute.

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    1. Thanks Kirppu! I used 1.5 teaspoons clay for this batch.

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  6. Love the colour you, Kalla! I have tried this clay too, and I really like the soap,so good for face!

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    1. Thanks Natalia! I'm glad you really like this in soap....I can't wait to use it! :)

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  7. ´´I also hydrate the clay in water first (using some of the water used for the lye solution) and then stickblend it into the oils, making sure all the clay is incorporated. Then I add the lye solution.´´I've quoted you.
    What you say is interesting,because I always add clay to the end of all, at trace.
    I will try the method you suggested, to see if there is any difference.
    Thank you,
    Wish you a lovely Sunday Day!
    Claudia.

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    1. You're welcome, Claudia. That's how I've been doing every batch with clay...and never had any problems. It's just easier for me to do it this way...give it a try and see how you like it! :)
      Have a great day!!

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