I had recently bought some new soap colours from Gracefruit - liquid cold process ones ... as anyone who reads this regularly will know, I'm a huge fan of micas in general and usually use them. I've not really worked with a lot of liquid colours and wasn't 100% how well they'd colour, how much to use etc. I mixed up my oils and lye (with silk in, of course!) and wanted a base colour which was to be darker than the rest. I put in some violet and a little of the plum colour and it was a sort of grey. Hmmmm... not what I wanted. I decided the colour wasn't what I wanted, so added a little more. Then I stick blended it all because I wanted to be the base layer that could hold the swirl on top. Well I had a grey soap when I started blending, but oh my... the soap went BRIGHT purple on me when I stick blended it. So, in future, I think I have to stick blend these colours into the soap to make sure I have the right colour depth. I was afraid the purple would be too bright but I actually think it really matches the rest of the soap.
I am loving the purple with the pale lavendery/lilac and white on top.. this is exactly the soap I wanted and, oh my Lord, does it smell sooooo good!!! The fragrance oil takes away the "old lady" element that I still associate with lavender but the lavender essential oil adds a floral/herbal scent to the fragrance oil blend... a perfect match.
So, here is Lavender Song...
If you like Lavender Song, she'll be available from 26 September - if you'd like me to put one on pre-order, just drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your PayPal email address.