Soap Queen TV Episode 2

Get your Soap Queen TV fix with a fresh, new episode!

Soap Queen TV Episode 2: Herbs and Colorants from Soap Queen on Vimeo.

Follow along with me as I discuss more another basic soapmaking technique: using herbs and colorants. Add herbs to your soap for a bit of texture or grind them up for a refreshing exfoliating effect. I’ll also help you choose the best colorant for your specific soaping project.

For easy reference, here is the ingredient list for this week’s project:

Clear Soap base
White Soap base
Ultramarine Violet (violet oxide)
Lavender herb buds
Lavender fragrance oil
Royal Purple Labcolor
Amethyst Mica

Tools:
Heat safe container (like a Pyrex measuring cup)
Droppers
Spoon
Spray bottle with Rubbing alcohol
Soap mold

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16 Responses to “Soap Queen TV Episode 2”

  1. Amanda says:

    Another great episode!

  2. Lady O says:

    Great episode, I’m looking forward to next week.

    At some point will you be returning to things like herbs? I’d love to hear more about selecting and using them, and tips for combating or working with the brown.

  3. Charity says:

    Great job! I have used mostly micas, so it was nice to learn a bit about other coloring options.

  4. SisterDG says:

    Wow, great video! I learned a lot, and I love how clearly and thoroughly you explain things.

  5. Gail says:

    I love these videos, they are so cute and informative!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another awesome video. Keep up the good work Anne-Marie.

    BTW, I read Atlas Shrugged about a month ago. It was great!

    Bonnie in OR

  7. miranda says:

    thanks Anne-Marie! i am already looking forward to the next episode each week. :)

  8. Anne-Marie says:

    Thanks for all of the positive feedback!

    I’ll definitely do a more in depth blog post on how to select and properly use herbs in soap and maybe we’ll even do an entire SoapQueenTV episode =)

  9. Burnt Mill Candles and Soap says:

    oh really can't wait for next week. I am having troubles with doing the swirls in melt & pour. Hurry up thursday!!!

  10. Jan says:

    Great Job! You explain everything so clearly, anyone should be able to make soap following your directions. And they will have lots of fun doing it!

  11. Barb says:

    Thanks for the color info. Great video.

  12. Teresa R says:

    What a wonderful tip about using rubbing alcohol to dissolve the oxide first!! You are a love, A-M!

  13. Anonymous says:

    enjoyed the second episode too! Thanks for the great tips (didn’t know lavender will turn brown after a while)
    Grtz Ellen

  14. Anne-Marie says:

    Thanks Teresa! I need to give credit to either Debbie from SoapyLove or Paula from PJ’s Soaps. One of them taught that concept at the Soap Weekend Intensive. It’s a great hint, isn’t it?

  15. The Artist says:

    I absolutely love the videos!!!Amazing!!You look great!!

  16. Regina says:

    Bravo! Bravo! Many votes for more herb episodes! ~R

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