POGY – Pineapple Orange Grapefruit Yuzu Pink Himalayan Salt soap in starburst and circle swirl with plumeria flower embeds

Description of Bramble Berry Fragrances:
Pineapple Cilantro: A ripe, realistic pineapple scent, with hints of coconut, orange, cilantro, vanilla, musk. CP: Slight peach color.
10x Orange Essential Oil: The scent of Sweet Orange is warming, comforting and “fodder for the heart”. It encourages you take things in good humor and absolves emotional confusion. It is stimulating & uplifting and good for colds & other ailments. CP: Discolors orange (after curing turns beige).
Pink Grapefruit: This is an exhilarating, wake-me-up citrus, with a juicy grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also said to be a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin. Grapefruit is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression. CP: Water white.
Yuzu: A fresh and sparkling light Japanese citrus. It is also referred to as Japanese Grapefruit; with top notes of mandarin, tangerine, lemon satsuma, and ruby red grapefruit. A very subtle fragrance. CP: No A, R, D Very light. Water white.

The Plan

18 bar mold.
Lines of color, starburst and circle swirl with plumeria flower embeds on top.

Salt MB Oils #4: 60 oz Oils (Makes 86 oz/5.375 lb – plus 28 oz PH Salt=114 oz/7.125 lb)
MB Oils: 60 oz/ 1701 grams
NaOH/Lye 10% SF: 9 oz/255 grams
Aloe Juice & Distilled Water: (2.8 oz/14% disc): 17 oz/482 grams (8 oz Aloe, 9 oz water)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 17 grams (in oils)
Aloe Extract (2%): 34 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Fine Pink Himalayan Salt: 28 oz (by weight)

POGY Scent 7 oz:
1.5 oz Pineapple; 1.5 oz 10X Orange; 2 oz Pink Grapefruit; 2 oz Yuzu

86 oz Batter/Colors/EO-FO/ 28 oz PH Salt:
22 oz TKB #10 Lake Yellow & TKB Shimmer Lemon Pop yellow 1.5 oz Pineapple FO, + 7 oz PH Salt
18 oz BB Sunset & Neon Orange, 1.5 oz 10X Orange EO, + 6 oz PH Salt
18 oz BB Hydrated Green Chrome Oxide, 1.25 oz Pink Grapefruit FO, + 6 oz PH Salt
10 oz BB Radiant Plum, 0.75 oz Pink Grapefruit FO, + 3 oz PH Salt
10 oz MM Pink Lemonade, 1 oz Yuzu FO, + 3 oz PH Salt
10 oz BB Caribbean Blue, 1 oz Yuzu FO, + 3 oz PH Salt

Use 111 oz batter.
Pour lines of color.
Starburst swirl and then circle swirl with chopstick.
Add 3 oz embeds on top.
CPOP 5 hours, un-mold.
(Extra batter in single & sample molds)
(BB = Bramble Berry; MM + Mica’s & More; TKB = TKB Trading)

The Reality

I soaped the lye and oils at 90F & 88F, stick blending until emulsified (using an immersion blender). After dividing up the batter, I colored, added fragrance, then mixed in fine pink himalayan salt. The batter was very fluid and stayed that way throughout the process.

I poured lines of color, then made a starburst swirl and a circle swirl with a small chopstick; added the dividers and the embeds, spritzed with fine iridescent glitter, then put in a pre-heated 150F oven, left it off for 3 hours, then turned back on to bring up to temperature and waited another 3 hours before removing and un-molding.

The Cut:

Conclusions:

Everything worked very well with making this beautiful soap and I was really pleased with the outcome.

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