The soap challenge this month involved learning a fun new technique called the Tall & Skinny Shimmy. In my first attempt at this technique, the soap got a bit too thick on me. And thick soap just doesn’t shimmy. In my second attempt, I used natural colorants and essential oils that were more conducive to a slow trace along with a really slow tracing recipe. :)
Olive Oil – 42%
Sunflower Oil – 10%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Organic Sustainable Palm Oil – 15%
Avocado Oil – 5%
Castor Oil – 3%
I used varying amounts of Indigo Root powder mixed with Indigo infused Olive Oil to achieve various shades of blue. I also added a bit of Activated Charcoal to one of the blues to get a darker navy blue. The first part of my video (below) shows how I mixed the colors.
I made a video of my entire process, from mixing the colors to cutting the soap. Instead of pouring solid colors all at once, I decided to attempt a layered color shimmy using different shades of blue.
Here’s a photo of my first failed attempt at the Tall & Skinny Shimmy using Moringa powder, Indigo root powder, and activated charcoal.
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