A work colleague suggested a scent idea/theme for a hand soap after discussing the Storm Rose hand soap project that I did w/ my daughter. I then discussed the idea with my daughter and she named the project 'Phoenix'. This is the first time I've had a go at 'swirling' colours.
Ingredients: Palm oil, Olive oil, Tallow (Beef), Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Castor oil, Sodium lactate, Vit E, Glycerine, Beta Carotene, Mica, Filtered Water (RO), Sodium Hydroxide, Essential oils.
Essential Oils: Sweet Orange, White Birch, Bergamot, Vetiver, Aniseed Myrtle, Ginger, Sandalwood.
The overall scent theme is smokey orange with some earthy wood undertones and some spice with the Aniseed and Ginger. The yellow colour is from the Beta Carotene. I wanted red mica but couldn't source one quickly so went with a mix of crimson and rosewood which seems to have translated to watermelon.
My wife straight out doesn't like it but I'll still try it out on some unsuspecting friends and family. I did do a test single bar in hot process before I did this batch in cold process to see how it would go and the Beta Carotene was a little stronger which sent the shower water yellow but didn't give me a tan.
It was always a hand soap project but I'm starting to wonder at its potential for shave soap. It would be a menthol soap with the Beta Carotene colour only (though I could introduce a red/brown clay). Do you think it would work?
(A Pb, not P&B, Phoenix shave soap, not confusing at all, right?)