Alkanet and Lavender…

… They suit so well together.Alkanet Soap

I am still experimenting with alkanet which I found fabulous because of the amazing grey, silver, blue, rose or purple. Used as a part of my recipe by replacing regular olive oil with the infused oil, I obtained a natural purplish shade, but the more oil you substitute for the uncolored oil, the darker the purple. The soap will initially turn into a bluish grey, but once the alkalinity level drops it will become as a natural earthy purple.

Savon à l'orcanetteSoap made of coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, olive oil, cacao butter, goat milk, lavender essential oil, alkanet, red ochre.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Marga says:

    Erg mooi weer! Heb net een lavender soap gesneden, heerlijk… gr.
    Marga

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Ik ben benieuwd naar het resultaat, Marga!

  2. Jenny says:

    Beautiful soap, Natalia! What a great purple! And the pink is so pretty, too. I love the chunky embeds on top.

  3. Olga says:

    J’adore, superbe couleur!

  4. Maja says:

    Alkanet is among those lovely natural ingredients I cannot find here. It’s an endemic spices and can be found only in specific areas. Cultivated alkanet for colouring purposes, I haven’t heard anyone has come to it yet,at least not for commercial uses.
    It’s such a lovely bar,dear! I love all different layers, you’re so good in handling them!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Maja, I will take some alkanet with me when I come to ‘visit’ you this year (normally within 2 months).
      🙂

      1. Maja says:

        Are you really coming within 2 months? Not kidding me? So early? Would be really great and will be,no matter when you come!

  5. Cee says:

    Gorgeous purple color from the alkanet! Love the way you layered your bar, it’s so pretty!

  6. iulia says:

    Superb sapunelul, Natalia, foarte frumoasa combinatia culorilor:) Mult spor in continuare !

  7. Geta says:

    Minunat sapunelul cu miros de lavanda !

  8. Chrissy says:

    That’s so funny – I made an alkanet and lavender soap over the last weekend, too 🙂 Great minds must think alike!

  9. Marieke says:

    Wat leuk die blokjes er bovenop, hij is heel mooi geworden!

  10. very cool! Lovely colouring.

  11. Gordana says:

    Alkanet confetti give really nice touch to those beautiful soaps.

  12. Marika says:

    Beautiful delicate colors. I would soooo like to get alkanet powder, but can´t find any in Finland.

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