I have been working hard on an order for a local customer. Part of the fun of this soap is that I am using an all natural colorant called Alkanet Root.
My first loaf was supposed to turn a dark purple.
I'm sure you are familiar with the color purple. But just in case... this bar of soap is not purple. Not in the least. This loaf isn't going to be delivered to my customer. Which is a shame.
Now, soapmakers everywhere have the mixed blessing of having soap ends, scraps etc. **coming out of their ears.** On the bright side, I always use my own soap. But, you know, sometimes you want to use the really good stuff... and not just the ends. And not the unpurple ones either.
So we gave this baby a makeover: