Lemon and Lime Splice Cold Processed Soap
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars

Details


We made this one in winter, as we felt like a blast of summery freshness, and so this soap is scented with Lime Essential Oil and Lemon Verbena Fragrance, and coloured with Brites NG Canary Yellow and Brites NG Lime at fairly low concentration.

 

Method:

For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page

If you are a beginner, we recommend make this soap just one colour. If you are more advanced, you can follow the instructions below and swirl (marbling) your batch with a contrasting colour.

 

  • Prepare all ingredients and line the mould - if using Titanum Dioxide you can just drop 3/4 teaspoon into the lye water

  • Set aside a jug for the swirl colour (the green, in this case, we used Brites NG Lime Green to colour, with some Titanium Dioxide in the base - you can tone this up or down to suit)

  • Bring soap to thin trace and then remove approximately 1 - 2 cups of soap in the 1 litre heat proof jug

  • Colour this soap to a medium shade of lime green

  • Colour the main pot of soap with a lighter tone of the Brites NG Yellow

  • Mix scent blend thoroughly in the main soap pot portion, and pour half of this soap into the mould

  • Then pour the green portion over the first pour in the mould, controlling where it will sit in the mould

  • Finish the pour with the remaining soap from the main pot

  • Use a chopstick to swirl the colour to achieve a marbled or swirled effect - drag the colour from end to end in two sweeping motions.