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Pomegranate Rainbow Soap

At the weekend this colourful creation came to be.  It’s fragranced with super zingy and fresh pomegranate fragrance oil.

This is it straight out of the mould, covered in plastic wrap to prevent the formation of soda ash while it’s curing.

It’ll be on sale in about four weeks.

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Soapy Times

Some of the recent soaps that have been made here at The Soap Geek.

This first one is a pure olive oil soap, fragranced with Jasmine fragrance oil and coloured with blue and green micas.   The pattern was realised by pouring very small amounts of alternate colours on top of one another in different places in the mould.

This is a “hot processed” soap, fragranced with Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance oil and coloured with purple and lilac micas, plus titanium dioxide.  This contains a small amount of yoghurt and was swirled using the hanger swirl method.

This “tutti frutti” cold process soap was created to use up a whole load of different soap shavings.  It’s a simple swirl in the pot with yellow and green micas, fragranced with Pomegranate fragrance oil.

This is another swirl in the pot cold process soap, this time fragranced with lemongrass, kiwi and cassis, and coloured with blue, purple and white micas.

Another cold process soap, but this time fragranced with a clone of Lush’s “Honey I Washed the Kids” fragrance oil.  The soap was split into two batches.  One half coloured with purple mica and poured into the foil cake cup.  The other half was coloured with titanium dioxide, allowed to thick up, and then piped onto the top.  The “chocolate” swirls are cold process soap coloured with a brown mica, spread thinly on a baking tray, allowed to part-cure and then scraped into curls.  (Easier method would be to set up soap normally, and then scrape off bits with a vegetable peeler or similar device.)

Finally, caffeinated soap.  This is fragranced with Hazelnut fragrance oil, coloured only with titanium dioxide for the light part — the darker part is natural vanilla discolouration.  The swirl was achieved using two ketchup bottles, squirting alternate colours on top of each other in the centre of the mould.  2g of caffeine was added to the entire loaf, which makes approx. 225mg of caffeine in each bar.