Gradient Soap

Gradient Colored Soap
Amy Warden’s Soap Challenge for this month was the Multi-Colored Gradient Soap. I have done it before twice and also thanks to Amy’s challenge. Lovely technique, very easy to make as long as you choose a slowly moving trace essential oil.

Last year my gradient soaps contained only 2 colors, therefore I wanted something more colored this year. This is a challenge in itself when using natural colorants.
The used colorants, from bottom to top, are:

alkanet root
alkanet root + xinc oxide
blue methyl + spirulina maxima
spirulina maxima
spirulina+ zinc oxide
urucum powder
rubia cordifolia (Manjishta) root powder

Gradient Colored SoapI was most impressed by the color obtained combining blue methyl and spirulina. Of course, I dreamt of a turquois which I have been looking for so long  in natural colorants, but when I cut the soap, this color was barely visible. Only after several days it changed into this turquois. A lovely descovery… !

Scented with Rosemary and lavender essential oil, this soap is a good bye soap for the sunny summer days and a rainbow soap for the rainy autumn days.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Marika says:

    !!!!! I´m speechless! Super beautiful colors! All of them 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Oh, Marika, thanks, you are always so sweet!
      I usually make( at least) 2 soaps for these challenges, but this time I didn’t have enough time as my children school started 🙂

      1. Marika says:

        You did not have to make more than this one, it is so amazing. My husband said right away that it looks like a rainbow 🙂

  2. lucille says:

    I love the colors… so sweet….

  3. I love your colors, that turquoise turned out super awesome!! Great job =)

  4. Nicole says:

    Love your design and your use of naturals! I researched blue methyl, but can’t see anything that says it’s natural…. But that’s in the states! I am always looking for natural blues too… If you have more information on it, I would love to know! Gorgeous job!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Nicole, as far as I know, blue methyl is used as an antiseptic for external use, but you made me curious, so I will search more info about it.

  5. Donna says:

    Love the soft natural colors. Very pleasing combination. It’s lovely!

  6. Marga says:

    Prachtig hoe mooi die natuurlijke kleuren! een kunstwerkje weer :0) gr

  7. Vicki says:

    Wow! I always love your use of natural colours but this is amazing!

  8. Amy Warden says:

    So beautiful, Natalia!! I don’t even know what blue methyl is, but it is definitely gorgeous!!

  9. Gorgeous! I’m loving the natural colorants. =)

  10. DivaSoap says:

    It’s incredible how amazing colours you got there and all natural! You’re so brave with combining, but the result (blue methlyl + spirulina) is stunning! Terrific job,Nat!

  11. RachelHarmon says:

    So very pretty!

  12. Cee says:

    I’m seriously impressed Nat, WOW! Those colors are vibrant and amazing, and the turquoise is stunning…you are a master of natural colorants!

  13. Gordana says:

    Really effective! Bravo Nat!

  14. Swanee says:

    o est reussit. . en plus tu as relevé le challenge de travailler avec des colorants naturels.. Superbe

  15. Sini says:

    Like all the other, I must say that those colours are so beautiful! And yes, I also see rainbow in your soap but my first impression was like a Finnish landscape; lake, forest and that awsome sunset on late summer night. 🙂

  16. Geta says:

    Ce minunate sunt culorile naturale si ce frumos le-ai aranjat in sapun !

  17. Caroline K. says:

    Amazing! And to think it’s ALL NATURAL … very impressive :).

  18. Gorgeous! Love the colours.

  19. Jenny says:

    Gorgeous layers, Natalia! I love the colors you got from the natural ingredients.

  20. Wow Nat, that is super gorgeous! You have this incredible ability to coax out the most beautiful colours from your ingredients. Bravo, well done!

  21. soapjam says:

    Wow wow wow! 🙂

  22. Love, love love this one…..the natural colours are awesome 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks to all of you!

  23. Colchique says:

    Natalia, très joli dégradé de couleur ! Bravo !

  24. elle says:

    Tu maitrise bien la coloration naturelle ! j’aime énormément ❤

  25. maitriscraps says:

    Beautiful soap! I love the natural colors, this is really stunning.


  26. naport says:

    Очень красивые цвета, вдохновляет – хочется повторить такое мыло.

  27. You have achieved incredible colours!

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