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Monday, December 21, 2015
Natural Colorant Testing & Inspiration
Adding a scent and color to me is one my favorite parts of the soap making process. The portion of adding scents can be very creative you can use fragrance or essential oil but complimenting it with a complimentary color can really set a bar of soap apart from another. There are many types of colorants you can use in cold process soap making but if you prefer to keep your soap as natural as possible, you can use a variety of colorant options from various clays to herbs to botanicals to powders. To learn more about natural colors and testing, I would recommend reading The Soap Queen's post called Natural Colorant Testing & Inspiration.
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.