Holly Swirl …Again

 This is my 2nd soap made for The Holly Swirl Challenge. I was in the mood for flowers, so I added some rosebuds on top: beautiful in every way, roses are the perfect flowers.

Holly SwirlI don’t know if it is due to the new mold I use (Coprah mold from Saponine), but lately I really like the blue/violet I obtain using alkanet. Or this is because my alkanet has been infused already for months which makes that this color is more deep, which I simply adore!Holly SwirlThe colorant I have discovered recently on Aroma-Zone is  Rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder, also used for this soap. It took me some time to realize that this is actually the colorant Rose Madder, of which I have already heard so much.

Called also  Common Madder or Indian Madder, Rubia cordifolia is one of the best blood purifier Ayurveda herbs. Internal use of it in the form of powder or decoction seems to be beneficial in blood disorders. External,  mixed with some honey, this powder is applied in various skin disorders like itching, spots on the face, pimples, burns.

Holly SwirlSoap made of :coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, sesame oil, almond oil, castor oil, lavender essensial oil, bergamot essential oil, alkanet, zinc oxide, yellow ochre, sea buckthorn oil, Rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder.

30 thoughts on “Holly Swirl …Again

  1. I love colours contrast in this soap and the swirls are gorgeous! Your natural ingredients always have a story behind and I’m glad to getting to know mystical eastern plants thru your soapmaking!
    Sea buckthorn again? You really have quite of it! 🙂

    • Thanks Maja! I like to discover new ingrediens
      Yes, again😉. I am kind of repetitive, I know🙂
      I bought it some some months ago but I will have to buy some more as I really like in creams and soaps

  2. Yet another beautiful Holly Swirl soap! I especially love the red color. And your blue and white swirls turned out really nice.

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous Natalia! The colours are beautiful and there isn’t one colour that takes away from any of the others and so they all stand out beautifully. I also love the dried rosebuds, they are a lovely touch.

    You also have a great eye for creating beautiful photos.

  4. magnifique ton Holly Swirl .
    Il donne une belle couleur le manjista. J’ai envie de tester.
    Je n’avais pas fait le lien avec le madder root tiens.
    très belle réussite avec l’orcanette aussi.
    bravo.

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