I used Bramble Berry Relaxing FO for this soap. I made a very small batch, as I was unsure how the confetti would show up in black. This FO discolors dark brown, with 9.3% vanilla, hence a reason to go black.
Here is the description of the fragrance: A relaxing blend of French Lavender and Fir Pine, enhanced with Egyptian Jasmine and sweetened with pure Vanilla, softened with delicate Musks. This is a “mature, grown-up vanilla.”
I used 1.25 oz of this fragrance in 20 oz of soap, but it is still very light. The shaved soap was mainly from Summer Melon Spritzer bars, with a variety of others mixed in. I added less than 3 oz of confetti – it turned out well and more confetti would have also worked great.
The activated charcoal created a nice looking black. Why charcoal? Charcoal is said to draw bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. It also is said to reduce inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging…and it’s all about the fight against aging!
I sprinkled the top with Snowflake Sparkle Mica and Iridescent Glitter. In hindsight, using a mica oil would have worked nicely too, giving it a slicker look.
Sample/guest size soaps with leftover batter:
For soap recipe details, see Master Batching Oils, April 29, 2016 Blog.