Alkanet Soap

Marbrage à la cuillère
Some months ago I discovered  a French forum where every 3-4 months we organize a challenge around a special soap technique. It’s a very nice place where we discuss about everything, not only soap. Of course, this is a good way to learn some new techniques, but what is more important: through this forum I met some very nice and talented people. I want to thank Jazz and Baloochou for letting me in and for all the participants for everything I learnt though them.
Spoon Swirl
Soap made of coconut oil, castor oil, sesame oil, olive oil, cacao and shea butter, geranium essential oil, clary sage essential oil, alkanet.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Séverine says:

    bienvenue sur couleur savon, tu m’y verras aussi…bisous

  2. Jennifer says:

    I have never achieved a beautiful blue like that from alkanet… I get a nice blue from indigo when i don’t use olive oil (in one of my salt soaps), but with alkanet I get grey and purple (when I don’t use olive oil). Any tricks to getting this blue? xo Jen

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Jennifer. I use to let my alkanet infuse for months ( olive oil for this soap), and I put some more at trace (reduced from the totally liquid oils). Maybe it’s also the mold( this time I used a Pringles one). Hope it helps!

  3. Colchique says:

    Natalia, superbes savons et très beau marbrage ! Bravo !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Colchique 😉

  4. Liza says:

    foarte interesant sapunul tau! cum ai obtinut aceasta textura?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      L am turnat cu o lingura mica, Liza, am alternat culorile 🙂

      1. Liza says:

        da, ma gandeam eu la spoon technique. felicitari pt rabdare!

  5. Kalla says:

    I’ve never used alkanet before, but it sure makes a gorgeous blue…and I really the pattern/technique you achieved on a round soap! 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Kalla! You should give alkanet a try!

  6. cannella says:

    You are the Best and it’s my last word ! 🙂

  7. iulia says:

    Absolut superbe!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Multumesc draga Iulia!

  8. Geta says:

    Ai obtinut un albastru foarte frumos cu alkanet si-mi plac tare mult sapunurile rotunde.

  9. mijnzeep1 says:

    Si eu ador forma rotunda. Iti multumesc Geta, esti o draguta!

  10. Gordana says:

    Really original!! I am wandering how you managed it?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Gordana! The technique is called spoon technique: you add the colors softly spoon by spoon, alternating between the 2 colors, undtil the mold if filled!
      Hope it helps 🙂

  11. Cee says:

    What beautiful purple and blue colors you got from the alkanet, love it Nat!

  12. Marika says:

    What an interesting technique! Did you use the Pringles can normally? I mean that you filled the soap from the top?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Yes, Marika! Not so easy, but it’s worth the effort 🙂

  13. Maja says:

    Wonderful disks,Nat! I would never guess it was alkanet in this soap,looks more like indigo. However,the soap is beautiful!

  14. mijnzeep1 says:

    Yes, Maja, I was also surprised by this blue.
    Thank you, my dear Maja!

  15. Such a pretty oven

  16. Roxana says:

    Beautiful soap Natalia! Very stunning 🙂

  17. Buna! Sapunul arata grozav ! De unde se poate obtine pudra de alkanet? Am tot cautat si nu exista. 😦 Multumesc!

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