Blue Facial Soap
I had quite a bit of indigo blue left in the mortar from making my blue tooth soap and my frugal self decided that I couldn't simply wash it away. So came up with a blue facial soap, again using my pastry molds that I love and lining them with cling film, because they are aluminum which would otherwise react with the alkaline soap. I also decided to gather all my yummiest ingredient for this soap, although I did forget a few. Like shea butter, and scent. So it's unscented. Which is really better for facial soap. The blue colour is so light that it is almost a jade green. The colour depends on the light, but I love it. It's delicate and feminine.
I only made a very small batch, probably the smallest batch one can get away with easily, (7oz) 200g of soap.
Almond Oil - 10% - 0.7oz / 20g
Peach Kernel Oil - 10% - 0.7oz / 20g
Coconut Oil - 28% 2 oz / 56g
Castor Oil - 5% 0.35oz / 10g
Avocado Oil - 15% 1oz - 30g
Argan Oil - 10% 0.7oz / 20g
Jojoba Oil - 10% 0.7oz / 20g
Cocoa Butter - 10% 0.7oz / 20g
Borage Oil - 2% 0.14 / 4g
Water - 2.3oz / 66g
Lye - 0.9oz / 25g which makes it 10% super fatted, but always check a lye calculator (I use Soapcalc myself).
I used water with the leftover indigo and I had hoped that I could pour the soap quite runny. It however thickened quite quickly, hence the scentlessness. I simply didn't have enough time to grab some EOs. But I did manage to get the soap into the molds and bang them down a little bit to get the soap to iron out the plastic film. It was semi successful, some soaps have a very good impression from the mold, others more from the cling film. But it's for me, not for gifts, and I never mind handmade irregularities. I'm waiting for it to cure completely, its very, very soft as I remember the old facial soaps to be. But those did haden very well and I'm expecting these to do the same. Of course I have already tried it although I can still smell the lye. It looks promising, nice lather. But I keeep sniffing it.