2.15.2013

pink grapefruit poppy seed

I like the scent of grapefruit and have been wanting to try Pink Grapefruit.  I really like it...it's a little sweeter than the regular Grapefruit fragrance I have.  The regular grapefruit one is nice too, but tart...I just prefer a little more sweet.

For the pink color, I used Pink Oxide from Brambleberry.  I haven't been using oxides much in CP because it takes more effort to get them mixed in well (I would use a small amount of the oils to mix in the oxide).  I liked working with micas better.  So when I ordered supplies this past December, I got a bottle of glycerin to see if it would be better at mixing in the oxide.  What a difference...the oxide mixed in like a breeze!


I used 1 teaspoon of the pink oxide and wondered how light of a pink the soap would turn out, as there's unrefined shea butter in the recipe.  It turned out a nice pink color...and in person, I can see a hint of violet undertones.

20 comments:

  1. Your soap is beautiful, love the color!

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  2. It's so pretty Kalla, the color is so soft and the bar looks so creamy! I haven't tried using glycerin yet for mixing the powdered colors, but I really should!

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    1. Thanks Cee Gee! If you haven't used glycerin yet for mixing the oxides, you should...you'll notice a difference! Not that I had problems using oil to mix the oxide...it just extra took time breaking up the clumps and the stirring and stirring.

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  3. Kalla - that color is so gorgeous, and perfect for spring. It really makes me wish it were already time for the flowers to start blooming :)

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    1. Thanks Chrissy! I'm so ready for the snow to be gone...I wish it was time for the flowers to start blooming too!

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  4. What a beautiful and sweet color!

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  5. Love the contrast that the light pink color and the black poppy seeds create.

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    1. Thanks Kirppu! I haven't used poppy seeds in a while and thought they'd be perfect for this batch! :)

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  6. I like this colour,it looks like pink clay or some another non-lab colorant (hmmm,I'm sure that clays also have to go through some lab job,at least for purification,just like pigments do!!!). I recently tried poppy seeds,they look really interesting in soap.
    But,you got me confused a bit: is there such a thing as ultramarine pink oxide? I mean,whether it's an ultramarine,or it's an oxide,right?

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    1. Honestly, I am not sure what to call it. I'm still a little confused now as I was when I first purchased it..and it's been a while. It's listed as "Ultramarine Pink (Pink Oxide)Pigment" on BB's website.

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    2. Hmmm, quite strange! Maybe Ann-Marie stops by here to explain it to us,hi,hi!

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  7. Beautiful, Kalla! I love the poppy seeds on top, and the pink is so pretty. I like to use glycerin to mix my oxides beforehand, too. It makes things much easier, and the oxides stay nice and fluid. Pink Grapefruit sounds like a lovely scent, too. I don't like the taste of grapefruit, but I love the way it smells.

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    1. Thank you Jenny! If I had known that using glycerine was so much easier to use for mixing, I would have got it a long time ago, lol. Same here...I don't like the taste of grapefruit either, but it sure smells good! :)

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  8. It's so soft and creamy, I love it! Thanks for the shout-out. =)

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie...and you're welcome!

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