Teardrop Soap

Chichi.ca project: Day 70

This month, the technique of Amy’s soap challenge is “Teardrop”.

I used the recipe recommended by Amy, which contains lard.

Apparently lard slows down the trace of soap batter so it’s useful when I want to make soap with complex designs.

I had never used lard before, and I didn’t have time to order lard online, so I bought this.

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On the front of the package, it says “pure lard”, but the ingredients list says Lard, BHA, BHT and Citric Acid…..

I hope this will make safe soap!

The theme of the soap was going to be “matcha green tea latte”, but it turned out more like “Arabian nights”.

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The colours I used are, hydrated green chrome oxide (the bright turquoise blue), matcha green tea powder (dark brown-green), chlorella powder (I don’t think you can see it in the picture, but it’s there), and gold mica (beige-cream colour).

 

It’s got some glycerin rivers because I used a 33% lye solution. But I think it went really well, considering this was my very first attempt at the Teardrop technique πŸ™‚

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Only your first time, and look at that amazing teardrop! It really turned out nice. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Michelle πŸ™‚ The shape of the drop didn’t get quite right, but I’m happy with the result.

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  2. Amy Warden says:

    Seriously. Your first attempt? I must say I love the color scheme – a lot! The teardrop is pretty much perfect and the gold mica really sparkles! I’m pretty sure the lard you used will work just fine. πŸ™‚

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    1. I was too nervous so I used pipette πŸ˜› I’m relieved to hear the lard I used is fine.

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  3. Debi says:

    Wow! Your first attempt??? You are a true master, Chichi! This turned out spectacular. I love the colors and especially love the way everything layers so perfectly. VERY well done!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Your soap is always amazing!! I love visiting your blog:)

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  4. Saponista says:

    I love the effect you got combining the natural colourants and mica in one soap. It’s stunning! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Gold mica didn’t stay as sparkly as I hoped, but I’m happy with the layers.

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