From the time most of us take our first soap making class, we are taught that fragrances which discolor are to be avoided, boldly colored or left au natural. If left au natural, we are strongly recommended to embrace the simple solidly colored bar. What if there were a way to embrace the natural color provided by the fragrance while still making a soap that is visually appealing and enticing to you AND to your customers? Guess what! There is a way.
Start with a fragrance oil that you know discolors. Today I chose to use Mokalata Fragrance Oil. While it can take a while for it to discolor, it discolors to a beautiful dark brown.
To make this soap, I made two batches of soap. One I left unscented and the other I scented with Mokalata. I poured both of my soaps into the same bucket and then poured that into my mold. That was it. I didn’t use any chopsticks or spoons to get my swirls. I just let the action of pouring the soaps swirl them together.
This is a super easy way to make beautiful soaps without adding colors or being stuck with a visual plain jane. I am really happy with my finished soaps. What discoloring fragrance would you use this technique with?