Madder Root Powder Soap
|I wanted to approach today’s blog with caution. Red is a difficult color to achieve for clothes and finding soap stable reds has been a nightmare. I didn’t really want to make any assumptions because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Finding a good red is hard and having been disappointed before, I didn’t want to be too hopeful. Let’s go see what color of soap we get from Madder Root Powder!
Notes: I have to admit, I am pleased and thrilled about the color of the soap. It is not a bold scarlet but it does make a beautiful soft red/pink color. I really have to wonder how the color will change due to a lower or higher usage rate. I did not have any lather change color, or water or even stain a washcloth. I am so thrilled about that!
I did not notice any odors when using this botanical. The finished bar of soap smells like a regular unscented bar of soap. It does have that clean smell but nothing other than that.
I can’t wait to use this botanical with fragrance oils. I want to use berry or floral scents. Ooh, I can just imagine one with Rose Geranium. What scents would you use?
Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water to form a lye solution. Allow the oils and the lye to cool to a lower temperature. We do not want to have the soap overheat and volcano. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!