Whew! This soap coloring thing is pretty exciting and nerve wracking for me. It's just all so new...
Above right is a photo of the alkanet-olive oil when I poured it in with my solid oils. Pretty burgundy looking.
After I added the lye-water mixture, it turned a lovely purplish-blue. (see photo below) I suppose it's the changing pH that I read about this morning.
I tried a couple of 3-layer loaves. A white grapefruit top layer (uncolored) a lemongrass-grapefruit middle layer (colored with carrot tissue oil) and a bottom layer of my lavender-ylang ylang-lily (colored with Alkanet). I'm not confident of the results, but I'm anxious to see them.
The last two loaves were the two colored soaps in what I hope turns out as a "lava-lamp" look. I guess we'll all see what they turn out like tomorrow. I'll post pictures, good or bad. : ) -Happy Skin!