Holly Swirl …Again

 This is my 2nd soap made for The Holly Swirl Challenge. I was in the mood for flowers, so I added some rosebuds on top: beautiful in every way, roses are the perfect flowers.

Holly SwirlI don’t know if it is due to the new mold I use (Coprah mold from Saponine), but lately I really like the blue/violet I obtain using alkanet. Or this is because my alkanet has been infused already for months which makes that this color is more deep, which I simply adore!Holly SwirlThe colorant I have discovered recently on Aroma-Zone is  Rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder, also used for this soap. It took me some time to realize that this is actually the colorant Rose Madder, of which I have already heard so much.

Called also  Common Madder or Indian Madder, Rubia cordifolia is one of the best blood purifier Ayurveda herbs. Internal use of it in the form of powder or decoction seems to be beneficial in blood disorders. External,  mixed with some honey, this powder is applied in various skin disorders like itching, spots on the face, pimples, burns.

Holly SwirlSoap made of :coconut oil, palm oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, sesame oil, almond oil, castor oil, lavender essensial oil, bergamot essential oil, alkanet, zinc oxide, yellow ochre, sea buckthorn oil, Rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Colchique says:

    Natalia, superbes savons ! Bravo !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Colchique 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    Oh, wow, Natalia, I absolutely love this soap! Beautiful job!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Jenny!

  3. Vicki says:

    Beautiful! I love how all your colours are natural – I really enjoy reading about them – thanks for sharing!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks you, Vicki! I find it more challenging when using natural colorants!

  4. soapjam says:

    Love your soap and all the interesting ingredients, Natalia! Beautiful colors and design.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Silvia!

  5. Diva Soap says:

    I love colours contrast in this soap and the swirls are gorgeous! Your natural ingredients always have a story behind and I’m glad to getting to know mystical eastern plants thru your soapmaking!
    Sea buckthorn again? You really have quite of it! 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Maja! I like to discover new ingrediens
      Yes, again ;). I am kind of repetitive, I know 🙂
      I bought it some some months ago but I will have to buy some more as I really like in creams and soaps

  6. Alia says:

    So pretty!!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Alia!

  7. Marika says:

    Yet another beautiful Holly Swirl soap! I especially love the red color. And your blue and white swirls turned out really nice.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Marika! I am also content about how these colors turned out!

  8. Marga says:

    Love this one also! :0) gr.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Bedankt Marga!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thank you, Barbora!

  9. Cee says:

    You have really mastered these natural colorants Nat, I’m in complete awe! Gorgeous!!!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thank you, Christine!
      Your alkanet soap is beautiful too!

  10. Gordana says:

    Another gorgeous soap!

  11. That is absolutely gorgeous Natalia! The colours are beautiful and there isn’t one colour that takes away from any of the others and so they all stand out beautifully. I also love the dried rosebuds, they are a lovely touch.

    You also have a great eye for creating beautiful photos.

  12. Absolutely beautiful Natalia! Your photography keeps getting better & better too. Can’t wait to publish your natural soap guest post this week 😉

  13. lucille says:

    J’adore tes savons, quelle inspiration et quel talent!!!!

  14. Swanee says:

    magnifique ton Holly Swirl .
    Il donne une belle couleur le manjista. J’ai envie de tester.
    Je n’avais pas fait le lien avec le madder root tiens.
    très belle réussite avec l’orcanette aussi.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Swanee!

  15. iulia says:

    Ce frumos e si acesta. si ce bobocei delicati… iti vine sa-l pui in vitrina 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Esti o draguta, Iulia, iti multmesc!

  16. cannella says:

    Oh la la ils sont beaux, beaux, beaux ! Bravo !

  17. Deepa says:

    This is amazing, your products look beautiful! I can almost smell the soap through the screen!

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