This lovely fragrance is fairly new to Bramble Berry and as soon as I sniffed the drum I reached for my soap pots! I was being a little cautious and used nearly the full water allowance and planned an ITP swirl just in case it accelerated, but there was only a minor acceleration at the very end of my pour.
All your usual Cold Process Soap equipment and safety gear3 large jugs or pails
Colour mixing cups
Mini mixer - if you have one, otherwise use a teaspoon or popstick
- Prepare the powdered colour/s in two small cups - 1 teaspoon of each pigment with 2 teaspoons of olive oil from the allowance - ensure there are no lumps or undispersed pigment particles
- Also prepare the White Pearl Mica, mixed 3/4 teaspoon with 2 teaspoons of distilled water
If you are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap due to the complexity of steps. For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions. You can also watch Soap Queen's You Tube Series on Cold Process Soapmaking.
It can be a little overwhelming trying so many new things when just starting out. If you are more experienced, you can follow the instructions below.
- Set out your equipment and weigh the oils and lye water as usual
- Bring soap to a thin trace and pour off approximately 150g (2/3 of a cup) into a cup or small jug. If necessary use the mini mixer to achieve a smooth liquid
- Now pour approximately 250g of thinly traced soap and mix in the Royal purple liquid dispersion - again you can use a mini mixer if required
- Add the hydrated White Pearl Mica to the rest of the soap in the main pot, give it a blast with the stick blender to mix it through - don't increase your trace
- It's now time for the fragrance so you won't want to waste time in pouring. Pour in the Amazon Lily Rain fragrance into the main pot and hand stir to combine
- Next for the Ultra Violet Blue - pour it in four places of your main soap pot - at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock. DO NOT MIX
- Now add the Royal purple coloured soap in equal amounts in between the blue soap spots
- If you want distinct colour swirls DO NOT MIX, if you prefer more muted blending, hand stir just a tad
- Now pour into the mould from approximately 20cm above the mould, moving down the length of the mould and the soap will "swirl itself" in the mould as you pour
- Once poured, allow it to firm up a little then pull the soap into a nice texture on top using a chopstick or knife
- Then spritz with a little isopropyl alcohol to discourage ash and put to bed with insulation
- As you have used a silicone mould which does not allow fast evaporation you may need to leave this soap for several days before unmouldingOnce unmoulded I brushed a little White Pearl Mica powder across the top and then gave a quick spray with hair spray to keep it there!
- I overfilled my mould a little so I would recommend pouring one or two individual soaps into single cavity moulds to avoid this!
Note: If using the trolley option, you still need to purchase Olive Oil, Distilled Water and Sodium Hydroxide from the supermarket.