I wanted to share with you some of the botanical powders that we used in a few past blogs and their curing results.
The first photo shows – Safflower Powder; Ground, Vanilla Bean; Spirulina Powder; Paprika Powder; Orange Peel Powder; and on the end a green tea infused soap (not shown in other photos). This photo was taken the same day that the soaps were made.
The following three photos show different angle of the cured soap. The first soap on the left is a plain batch of soap, nothing extra added (not in the first photo), – followed by Safflower Powder; Ground, Vanilla Bean; Spirulina Powder; Paprika Powder; and Orange Peel Powder. They all turned out great! Which one is your favorite?
The last photo is the mushroom decoction that we prepared with different infusions, you can also see them in the first photo laying flat in the counter. I hope you have enjoyed this series of tinctures, infusions, and decoctions; and I’m looking forward to incorporating many of these extractions into future recipes. Any ideas or suggestions let us know!
Since I tried out some of these botanicals as you were making yours, I am very happy with my results….I would never have tried half of these if I hadn’t had your little push to inspire me.
I am so glad that you tried these botanicals with me and very pleased that this series has inspired you to use them as well. Check back to see what other products we will incorporate with these botanicals! Any ideas or suggestions please share.
I love that yellow!!! How much did you use for the batch, or what %? Will it fade over time?
And how are you adding the powder; mixed with glycerin or oil?
Thanks for the test!!!
Each test was 1 tsp of powder. It was added directly to the batch of raw soap.
It was added early enough to mix well and not have clumps.
How much botanical powder did yo use per pound?
Each batch has 1 tsp of botanical powder. Some of those colors are vibrant!
You said that you used 1 tsp of powder per batch. How many pounds of oil do you have in a batch?
Our test batches were 1 pound oil batches.
Your soaps look great 🙂
I was wondering do all of them have a scent to them ? Does the ginger and orange smell like the ingredients ? And if so how long will the scent last.
Scents do carry over but they are not as intense as using a fragrance or essential oil. Using botanicals generally means a soft, subtle scent. It means a more spiritual soap and not an in-your-face or loud scent.
Does that make sense?