Testing Colors, Part 2

Melt & Pour on the left and Cold Process on the right.

Melt & Pour on the left and Cold Process on the right.

Yesterday, I showed you the Blue Lip Balm Color in Cold Process Soap and Melt & Pour Soap. I thought that I would continue the color testing of the Oil Soluble Lip Balm Colors until all of the colors have been tested. Today, I’m going to show you the Coral Lip Balm Color in Melt & Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap.

Melt & Pour Soap Notes:
I melted some Transparent Melt & Pour soap in a large glass beaker and then added some of the Coral Lip Balm Color to the melted soap. Again, I used an immersion blender at the very beginning of the test. I was hoping that the color would stay in the same range that it started in. The color didn’t change much in the Melt & Pour Soap and I was very excited.

Cold Process Soap Notes:
I added the Coral Lip Balm Color to the oils once they were melted and used an immersion blender to make sure there were no particles of color floating in the oils. At this point, the oils were a warm coral orange color, and then I added the lye mixture and used the immersion blender to mix. The color didn’t change much as I blended the soap, but after I poured it into the mold, it turned a pretty pink color. Once I cut the soap, I noticed that the soap changed colors to a warm orange.

8 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
4 ounces weight Coconut Oil
4 ounces weight Olive Oil

2.2 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 fluid ounces cool water

Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 5 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 2 minutes
Adding color to melted oils: 1 minute
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 5 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours

The pictures don’t give these soaps justice.


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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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