This batch of Cold Process Soap is scented with dual tea Fragrances, Matcha Tea and our Green Tea Fragrance, and suits our Flexible Mould - Loaf (Regular) comfortably.
We divided the batch into even halves to make the log as shown in our picture for this fresh turquoise/green log. We sliced the log with our Cutter Blade and Wooden Cutter Guide .
We have used Brites NG Lime Green and Deep Blue Liquid Pigment Dispersion, for the top layer colour. Deep Seagreen Liquid Pigment Dispersion for the bottom layer, and Latte Mica dusted between the layers for the hazy brown stripe which reminds me of powdered tea leaves. Neither fragrance accelerates trace, (and no discolouring) so you’ll have plenty of time to arrange your layers. If you wanted to mix it up, or have light exfoliation, you could add green tea powder into the layers.
This recipe makes a silky soap with a gentle lather and includes Macadamia Oil for its satiny feel, instead of a butter.
For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page
Prepare log mould by lining and securing the base (with elastic bands) and place on the bench where you will pour the soap and insulate
Bring the soap to light trace and then divide the batch into two containers - weigh out two portions of approximately 900g each
Colour the base layer to a medium shade of Deep Sea Green, mix in the Green Tea Fragrance, and when at medium trace, carefully pour into the log mould – tap on bench to level it off - HOLD THE MOULD BASE ON while you do this!
Now check that the base layer has started to set up a little (it will be a little firmer)
Using a small sample spoon or tea strainer, sprinkle a thin layer of Cappucino Mica over the surface of the base layer, ensuring it is really finely sprinkled
Now colour the second half of the soap – I achieved that rich turquoise with a good measure of Brites for CP Lime Green and a splash of Deep Blue Dispersion
Then add the Black Tea Fragrance and mix well
When at medium trace, carefully pour over the back of a spoon on top of the Cappucino layer. You can also spoon this over – it should be fairly thick
If you wish to have peaks like I did, take a mini balloon whisk, and when the soap is nice and thick and beginning to really set up, it’s time to texture the top. Carefully push the balloon whisk into the soap approximately 1 cm, and as you remove it the pattern it leaves will be the same as mine. If it is too thin, the texture won't work
Showing Textured surface with Rainbow Glitter
- Leave the soap for 10 to 20 minutes, and then sprinkle the surface with Rainbow Glitter, and then spritz liberally with Isopropyl Alcohol
- Insulate as normal
- Don't try and move the mould once poured!
- Pour the second layer from a very LOW height. A medium trace works best and try pouring over the back of a spoon, or spooning it carefully over the first layer to avoid breaking through the dark line.
Sliced, you can see the slight tide-line - it was a freezing cold day and I didn't give it quite enough insulation, though this faded with some curing.