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Teardrop rosemary and lavender soap

The teardrop technique allows you to create a sort of multi-stratified drop inside your soap bar.
Like the one below (please be fair folks! That's my first teardrop soap ever)
Chevron swirl on top! 💖

Looks complicated, uhm? At the end of this post I've shared a video from Kapia Mera Soap Company showing how to properly do it.

I initially thought to use the same recipe as for the Fire Vibe Soap (high olive oil content, slow moving trace). I've then considered that this design is even more complicated and that I am not fast and experienced enough to leave things to chance... 

I therefore formulated a recipe with a Saturated:Unsaturated fat ratio of 28:72...this trace is moving soooooo slowly that you have the feeling you can work with it forever 🤣🤣

Recipe (super slow moving trace):
Olive oil (pomace) 39.25%
Canola oil 31.25%
Coconut oil 12.50%
Palm oil (organic) 17%

Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 
carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production of PalmOil).

Scent: Rosemary and Lavender EOs from The Soap Kitchen 
Colours: Emerald, Dark Cerise and Plum Purple micas from The Soap Kitchen. Less than a teaspoon of powder for each colour. 
I have dispersed the mica in few mL of olive oil.

It took me several minutes to reach a decent trace :-)

Un-moulding and cutting: 2 days in the mould + 3 days as whole bar outside the mould before cutting. 
 After 5 days the inside of the soap bar was still very soft (and that's why you can see the trace of the knife on the left slice 😠!).



Here you have a video showing the teardrop technique

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