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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Coloring Your Cold Process Soap
I would consider myself a beginner cold process soap maker. I wanted to try a batch with a peppermint/vanilla scent to it. With vanilla essential oil being so cost prohibitive and fragrance oil can make your batch turn brown. So I was recommended by someone to use the Jack Frost fragrance oil from Nature's Garden, it will discolor. So I am on the hunt for titanium dioxide to make sure that when I swirl, that the white part stays as white as can be. This is the confusing part. There are three types of Titanium Dioxide - Water, Oil and Methicone. Not sure which one I should use for cold process soap. But I digress. In my search I found this post from Great Cakes Soapworks on Coloring Your Cold Process Soap. So I found out how much I need to use but not exactly which one to use. My search continues.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.