I’m celebrating color with the #SoaptheRainbow series. Each week focuses on a different color of the rainbow. We’ve gone through red and orange (and man oh man, the photos were so pretty!). Want to join in the fun? Share photos of projects featuring the color of the week on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #SoaptheRainbow. I’m choosing favorites all week and posting them on the Bramble Berry Instagram page. The featured photos will win a $10 Bramble Berry gift certificate. In addition, a variety of colorants and fragrance oils are 25% off with the code: RAINSOAP. See the sale items here.
This week is all about yellow. Bright and happy, it’s one of my all-time favorite colors. I’ve rounded up my favorite yellow projects below. I can’t wait to see your yellow photos. =)
There are many sources of yellow inspiration in nature. One of my favorites is the sunflower; it’s so cheery and vibrant! In the Sunflower Cold Process Soap Tutorial, Fizzy Lemonade Colorant and Yellow Oxide create a bright floral tone. It’s scented with Sunflower Fragrance Oil, which is a sophisticated and complex scent.
Love floral soap? In the Yellow Chamomile Cold Process Soap, Chamomile Bergamot Fragrance Oil adds a calming and herbal scent to the bars. Chamomile herbs give the top texture and color. Another calming floral scent is lavender. In the Buttermilk Bastille Baby Bar Tutorial, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil is used to add a gentle scent. This recipe was specifically formulated for delicate skin, and contains carrot puree for color and antioxidant properties. Carrot puree is also added to the Lard & Loofah Cold Process Soap for a light yellow hue.
Yellow is also a great color for fruity scents. In particular, lemon is popular choice. Lemon Verbena Yankee Type Fragrance Oil is mixed with Champagne Fragrance Oil in the Lemon Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap. The result is a blend that’s tart and bubbly. It mimics the cheerful design of the bars. Learn how to make this soap in the Soap Queen TV video below. This soap was named the top tutorial of 2014; click here to see them all.
If you prefer melt and pour soap, the Lemon Melt and Pour Cupcakes look good enough to eat. If you’re giving them for gifts, make sure the recipients know they are food! =) In the Lemon Goat Milk Melt & Pour Bars Tutorial, lemon essential oil gives the mini bars a lemon scent. Lemon essential oil works well in melt and pour soap, but unfortunately does not stick well in cold process soap.
The new Buttercup Mica is a soft yellow colorant that works well in both cold process and melt and pour soap. In the Buttercup Melt & Pour Soap DIY, the Buttercup Mica is added to White Melt and Pour Base. The base is poured into a Mini Daisy Silicone Column Mold to create cute little flowers, and embedded into the 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold. I love how these bars turned out. They are perfect for summer.
To color bath bombs, I like to use the Daisy Yellow LaBomb Colorant. In the Butterfly Sparkle Surprise Bath Bomb Tutorial, it gives the bath bombs a vibrant yellow color. Each bath bomb contains a butterfly eraser and glitter in the center. Once placed into the tub, the fizzy will expose the glitter and butterfly eraser inside.
Feeling inspired? I can’t wait to see all your yellow projects! Don’t forget to use the #SoaptheRainbow tag in your post to be entered into the contest for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate.