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A few days ago, I made my first batch of goat milk soap!! Today it was hard enough to cut into bars. Since it was my first time, I only made a small batch. I added Lavender essential oil and purple mica powder. It smells heavenly, but didn't turn out purple like I hoped lol. It turned a very pretty blue-ish color, so I'm not complaining too much. It actually matches the color of Lavender leaves perfectly! I'm already addicted to soap making and can't wait to make more to fill my closet selves! Today, I plan on making a batch of chocolate coffee scrub soap and can't wait to see how that turns out! 😁 Here's my "purple" Lavender soap!
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This is the mica powder I used....looks purple to me. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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Looks amazing Dandy!!!!!!😍😍

Also.... Those nails are still killers!!!!😱😱😱😱
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Haha. They are actually pretty short for me right now. Last time your commented on my nails, the white part was at least twice as long.....then I broke one doing chores so I chopped the rest off. πŸ˜‚
Awesome! Great job! I am planning to make my first batch here soon. Very excited!!!!
Thank you! Post pictures when you make some!!
Great job! Yay 😁 congrats on your first. It’s so empowering once you get through your first batch πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰
If you want a darker purple you can add a tiny bit of either black mica or activated charcoal to deepen the color. Just remember a little goes a looooong way.
Thank you! It really is nice to get through the first batch without things blowing up or something lol! I was so worried things wouldn't work out and I'd end up with......not soap. Haha. Now that things went well, not sure if I can stop making soap! It's very addicting!! I just got done with the Mocha scrub soap. I only put cacao powder in half of it (coffee grounds in the whole batch) and layered the two colors.....not sure how it's going to look, hopefully not too bad though. πŸ™ƒ
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Haha. They are actually pretty short for me right now. Last time your commented on my nails, the white part was at least twice as long.....then I broke one doing chores so I chopped the rest off. πŸ˜‚

Thank you! Post pictures when you make some!!

Thank you! It really is nice to get through the first batch without things blowing up or something lol! I was so worried things wouldn't work out and I'd end up with......not soap. Haha. Now that things went well, not sure if I can stop making soap! It's very addicting!! I just got done with the Mocha scrub soap. I only put cacao powder in half of it (coffee grounds in the whole batch) and layered the two colors.....not sure how it's going to look, hopefully not too bad though. πŸ™ƒ
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I hear ya on the break one, kill em all LOL
 

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Looks amazing! I just recently made my first batch of soap as well, I’ll have to get some pictures to share!
Thank you! Yes, please do get pictures! I'd love to see yours! πŸ˜€
 

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Way to go, Dandy! That looks great! 😍

Is your mica powder for cold process soap? If it's not it may have morphed. Even if it said it was for soap making, sometimes if it's low quality it can morph or even certain recipes can cause morphing. I had that happen with a few colors in a cheap set I got from amazon. Still looks beautiful either way!
 

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Looks amazing! I just recently made my first batch of soap as well, I’ll have to get some pictures to share!
Yes, please share your soap too! (since Dandy doesn't mind.) πŸ˜—

It's been a couple months since I made soap, and I'm starting to get impatient to do it again. I've just been so busy, and my curing rack is still pretty darn full... but that's never stopped me before. 😏
 

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A few days ago, I made my first batch of goat milk soap!! Today it was hard enough to cut into bars. Since it was my first time, I only made a small batch. I added Lavender essential oil and purple mica powder. It smells heavenly, but didn't turn out purple like I hoped lol. It turned a very pretty blue-ish color, so I'm not complaining too much. It actually matches the color of Lavender leaves perfectly! I'm already addicted to soap making and can't wait to make more to fill my closet selves! Today, I plan on making a batch of chocolate coffee scrub soap and can't wait to see how that turns out! 😁 Here's my "purple" Lavender soap!
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Hey Dandy. What was the recipe you used? Also, have you used the soap yet?
 

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Way to go, Dandy! That looks great! 😍
Thanks, Mellon! πŸ’•

Thought of you yesterday, we were watching The Lord of the Rings. They really do say Mellon in the movie!! 😁
Is your mica powder for cold process soap? If it's not it may have morphed. Even if it said it was for soap making, sometimes if it's low quality it can morph or even certain recipes can cause morphing. I had that happen with a few colors in a cheap set I got from amazon. Still looks beautiful either way!
I just used a cheap brand from Walmart....never thought about there being low quality mica powders, but it totally makes sense! Here's what I used: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Electric-Bliss-Beauty-Lavender-Mica-Pigment-Powder-1-Ounce/114737700 Maybe the purple one would actually make purple? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Electric-Bliss-Beauty-Purple-Mica-Pigment-Powder-1-Ounce/424838852 I didn't realize that the one I got is "lavender", so maybe it really is supposed to be the color of lavender leaves? Who knows! Thank you! 😘
Hey Dandy. What was the recipe you used? Also, have you used the soap yet?
@Lil Boogie, I used this recipe: How to Make Soap: DIY Unscented Soap Recipe - Garden Therapy I made the 50/50 blend, replaced all the water with frozen goat milk, and used shea butter. No, I haven't used the soap yet. It needs to cure for 4-6 more weeks. However, there were a few tiny scraps that I took and kinda tested out, it lathered so well and felt very nice! Much, much nicer than any other soap I've used before! I also found this chart for adding all kinds of things to soap and it's been extremely helpful! Soapmaking Additive Chart
did you do a melt and pour or use lye?
I used lye. I honestly was a little scared to use it, but now I know it won't kill me if I use it properly! When working with lye, I did wear dish gloves and googles as an extra precaution, but it really isn't that bad if you use it like you should. πŸ˜‰
 

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Thought of you yesterday, we were watching The Lord of the Rings. They really do say Mellon in the movie!! 😁
Yay! That makes me happy to know.😚

I just used a cheap brand from Walmart....never thought about there being low quality mica powders, but it totally makes sense! Here's what I used: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Electric-Bliss-Beauty-Lavender-Mica-Pigment-Powder-1-Ounce/114737700 Maybe the purple one would actually make purple? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Electric-Bliss-Beauty-Purple-Mica-Pigment-Powder-1-Ounce/424838852 I didn't realize that the one I got is "lavender", so maybe it really is supposed to be the color of lavender leaves? Who knows! Thank you! 😘
What you want to look for is mica that says for "cold process soap". That mica just says " for soap" in the description, which they could mean to be melt and pour. The first set of micas I bought before I knew better has some that work just fine without morphing, and others turn some really strange shades. 😳 I've found that they don't morph if sprinkled on top or used as a mica drizzle, so there are still some pretty uses for them.

If you are looking for tried and true mica colors that won't let you down, I'd recommend getting them from Nurture Soap, Bramble Berry, Mad Micas, or TKB trading. There are a few more suppliers out there, but those are the ones I personally prefer. I especially recommend Nurture Soap's micas. They have a great rewards program and a terrific selection of colors! πŸ˜€
 
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