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.

25 thoughts on “Alkanet Soap

  1. 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

    • 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!

  2. 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!🙂

    • 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🙂

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

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

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