Alkanet and Lavender…

… They suit so well together.Alkanet Soap

I am still experimenting with alkanet which I found fabulous because of the amazing grey, silver, blue, rose or purple. Used as a part of my recipe by replacing regular olive oil with the infused oil, I obtained a natural purplish shade, but the more oil you substitute for the uncolored oil, the darker the purple. The soap will initially turn into a bluish grey, but once the alkalinity level drops it will become as a natural earthy purple.

Savon à l'orcanetteSoap made of coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, olive oil, cacao butter, goat milk, lavender essential oil, alkanet, red ochre.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Marga says:

    Erg mooi weer! Heb net een lavender soap gesneden, heerlijk… gr.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Ik ben benieuwd naar het resultaat, Marga!

  2. Jenny says:

    Beautiful soap, Natalia! What a great purple! And the pink is so pretty, too. I love the chunky embeds on top.

  3. Olga says:

    J’adore, superbe couleur!

  4. Maja says:

    Alkanet is among those lovely natural ingredients I cannot find here. It’s an endemic spices and can be found only in specific areas. Cultivated alkanet for colouring purposes, I haven’t heard anyone has come to it yet,at least not for commercial uses.
    It’s such a lovely bar,dear! I love all different layers, you’re so good in handling them!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Maja, I will take some alkanet with me when I come to ‘visit’ you this year (normally within 2 months).

      1. Maja says:

        Are you really coming within 2 months? Not kidding me? So early? Would be really great and will be,no matter when you come!

  5. Cee says:

    Gorgeous purple color from the alkanet! Love the way you layered your bar, it’s so pretty!

  6. iulia says:

    Superb sapunelul, Natalia, foarte frumoasa combinatia culorilor:) Mult spor in continuare !

  7. Geta says:

    Minunat sapunelul cu miros de lavanda !

  8. Chrissy says:

    That’s so funny – I made an alkanet and lavender soap over the last weekend, too 🙂 Great minds must think alike!

  9. Marieke says:

    Wat leuk die blokjes er bovenop, hij is heel mooi geworden!

  10. very cool! Lovely colouring.

  11. Gordana says:

    Alkanet confetti give really nice touch to those beautiful soaps.

  12. Marika says:

    Beautiful delicate colors. I would soooo like to get alkanet powder, but can´t find any in Finland.

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