Today is the first day of blue week for #SoaptheRainbow! Blue is such a calming, tranquil color. I can’t wait to see what beautiful projects you create with it. Post your blue projects to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the tag #SoaptheRainbow for a chance to be featured on Bramble Berry’s Instagram and win a $10 gift certificate. There is also a grand prize (enter here!) and select items are 25% off with the code: RAINSOAP. So much fun stuff. =) If you need some blue inspiration for your projects this week, check out the tutorials below.
Blue is a beautiful option for soap, and there are so many colorants to choose from. I especially love to swirl blue soap – it creates such clean and dramatic swirls! In the Crisp Cotton Swirl Cold Process Soap, I kept the swirl simple with Ultramarine Blue Pigment and Titanium Dioxide. The Blue Rain Drop Swirl Cold Process is made using the drop swirl technique and also includes a pop of yellow for contrast. The Mermaid Tail Cold Process Soap uses several shades of blue soap to create the look of mermaid scales, along with an in-the-pot swirl for the base.
Top, clockwise: Blue Rain Drop Swirl Cold Process, Crisp Cotton Swirl Cold Process Soap, Mermaid Tail Cold Process Soap
Speaking of mermaids, the Mermaid Shell Melt & Pour Tutorial shows you how to create sparkly seashell soap. They are perfect for bringing out your inner mermaid! If you prefer more menacing aquatic inspiration, the Shark Attack Melt & Pour Soap DIY contains shark toys in the soap. Ocean-inspired soap not your thing? The Buttercup Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial pairs blue soap with yellow flower embeds.
Far left, clockwise: Buttercup Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial, Mermaid Shell Melt & Pour Tutorial, Shark Attack Melt & Pour Soap DIY
Blue is a great color for “fresh” scents. In the Fresh Rain Sugar Scrub video on Soap Queen TV, the blue color comes from Ocean Blue Jojoba Beads. Sierra Sky Jojoba Beads give a deep blue color to the Scrubby Body Wash DIY. If you’d like to learn more about jojoba beads, check out this post. Then, read more about the difference between jojoba beads and micro beads here.
You can also use LabColors to color scrubs. The Shimmering Sea Salt Scrub Recipe contains Blue Mix LabColor and Emerald LabColor for a light aqua hue. We have found mixing the LabColor with the salts helps the color mix into oil-based scrubs. For bath fizzies, La Bomb colorants are the way to go. They are dispersed in glycerin so they don’t set off the fizzy reaction early. In the Hidden Color Bath Fizzies, a drop of Teal La Bomb is placed in the center. Once you drop the fizzy into the tub, it reveals the hidden blue color inside!
Left to right: Shimmering Sea Salt Scrub Recipe, Hidden Color Bath Fizzies
What are you making for #SoaptheRainbow blue week? I can’t wait to see your projects!
What’s your blog address?
It’s SoapQueen.com! If you need any help finding a post or tutorial, let me know. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry