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Friday, February 4, 2011

Eureka! The Lavender is LAVENDER!

Is there anything like a batch of natural lavender soap.....handmade....that actually turns out a pretty lavender color?!  I'm so excited ....I know for many of you this is no big deal, but I've had "issues" shall we say, in getting a "lavender" color (or anything close, for that matter.)

This is all natural soap, including the colorants.  I used both Alkanet Root Powder and Pink Clay to obtain this color.  I'm hoping that it stays this way, but of course only time will tell.

Here it is:

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It's the closest I've been to a light dusty purple, which is what I wanted...so I'm pleased as punch with the outcome.  It's so nice when you try something and it actually works, isn't it?

Happy Soaping everyone!

10 comments:

Jan said...

How beautiful is that? oh you clever girl! getting the right purple is just so hard when you do it the natural way. Would love to know how you keep the dried lavender good on the top, I've tried a few times and it just seems to go mouldy on me, maybe it's the humidity here:( anyhows, great job Becky!

thesoapsister said...

Exciting Martha! Please let me know where to send the goodies! So exciting to expose your readers to some Heirloom Soap! Thanks so much! :D

thesoapsister said...

Hi Jan! Well.....I'm not so sure about "clever"....I think "lucky" is more like it! LOL! That lavender has been sitting in a ziplock bag for AGES! It's still a fabulous color...and it's as dry as dirt. Not sure how that happened! (again, lucky -not clever! :))

Michele said...

Well look at you. Another job well done my friend - that looks as fine as frog hair. Yep, what's not to love about a nice handmade lavender soap. xo

Michelle said...

Yay! More soap to tweet about. Very pretty! I love lavender.

Jennifer Young said...

Oh beautiful. As you know I have been on a natural purple lavender quest for EVER and yours is just lovely! Well done!!!! xo Jen

Maggie said...

What a lovely purple, Becky! Alkanet has always been an interesting ingredient for me to work with because I never know what kind of colour I'll end up having! ;)

Amy Warden said...

You definitely got this one right! I hope it stays beautiful!!

michaelsuds8 said...

Hi Becky,

Good for you. It looks great at this point. You are so right that time can have the potential to wreak havoc on soap. But you really put a lot of thought and creativity into this Lavender soap. It is a really nice shade of purple!

I hope it turns out as well as you hope.

Thanks Becky!

Anne-Marie Faiola said...

Natural colorants in CP are always tricky. Great job. It turned out beautiful and I love that you can say it's ALL natural. Woohoo!