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Limeflower & fig soap AKA 'Vertical waves'

I had some oil left overs and I wanted to try my first swirled soap!





This recipe contains Olive Oil (44%), Palm Oil (28%), Coconut Oil (8%), sweet Almond Oil (13%), Castor Oil (5%) and Avocado Oil (2%).

Because of the low content in coconut oil and high content of liquid oils this soap bar should be quite soft and not too aggressive in terms of cleaning properties.


The fragrance 'limeflower & fig' is from The Soap Kitchen (ref: 13730pmd). I've used 1.5 gr of fragrance for 1.127 Kg of total material (oils + water + NaOH). The amount of fragrance is fairly small but it still provides a pleasant scent.

Mica: blueberry from The Soap Kitchen (see HERE for a complete overview of my pigments' list)
Dried flowers: cornflower petals and white rose buds

warning: cornflower petals discolour in CP soap (see 'before and after' pictures below) while they retain their vibrant blue in M&P soap (see HERE and HERE)

Before
After

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