It’s hard to believe it’s the final week of #SoaptheRainbow! I love seeing all your colorful creations. This week is purple week, and I know you’re going to create some awesome stuff. =) Purple is a beautiful color, and there are so many shades that can be created in soapy projects. Can’t decide one what to make this week? Check out the tutorials below for ideas. And don’t forget select items are 25% off with the code: RAINSOAP. The sale ends August 5th.
I love using purple in cold process soap. Ultramarine Violet Oxide Pigment is used in the Relaxing Lavender Soap to create a soft violet color. Radiant Plum Colorant mixed with Black Oxide and Ultramarine Blue Pigment creates a regal shade in the Jasmine Lace Cold Process Tutorial. A similar purple is created in the Pantone 2016 Spin Swirl Cold Process Tutorial by using Orchid Mica.
LabColors are great for ombré designs because they bleed, causing the lines to become slightly blurred. In the Layered Lavender Cold Process Soap, Periwinkle High pH LabColor is added to each layer at varying usage rates. The final effect is a beautiful purple ombré soap. This project is perfect for beginners! To learn more about using LabColors in your projects, click here.
LabColors also work well in melt and pour, and give the soap a more transparent look than powder colorants. In the How to Make Soap Gems on Soap Queen TV, diluted Easter Purple LabColor is added to Clear Melt and Pour for a deep amethyst color. Lilac Fragrance Oil is added for a floral, “purple” scent.
Violet is another scent that’s great for purple projects. In the Violet Glitter Gradient Tutorial, Violet Fragrance Oil gives the super sparkly bars a classic floral scent. If sparkle isn’t your thing, the Lavender Goat Milk Melt and Pour Bars have a more rustic feel. They are made with Goat Milk Melt and Pour, which contains 10% liquid goat milk. The Ultramarine Violet Color Block gives a soft purple hue.
Purple can also be created with natural colorants, such as Purple Brazilian Clay. In the Lavender & Clay Mondo Bath Fizzy Tutorial, lavender buds are placed into the Stainless Steel Bath Bomb Mold. Then, bath fizzy mixture colored with Purple Brazilian Clay and Pink Brazilian Clay are layered on top to create giant fizzies. If you have never made bath bombs, check out the Bath Bomb Questions and Answers to learn some tips and tricks.
Looking for a natural purple colorant for cold process soap? In addition to Purple Brazilian Clay, Alkanet Root Powder gives soap a deep purple color. It’s used in the Natural Rainbow Cold Process Tutorial, and it’s also included in the Natural Colorants Sampler Pack. To make the most vibrant purple color with Alkanet Root Powder, make sure your soap goes through a warm gel phase! It really helps natural colorants pop. Learn more about gel phase here.
I can’t wait to see your gorgeous purple soaps. Zahida of Handmade in Florida will be sharing a purple tutorial later this week, so be checking our social media for that announcement!