Today is the second day of “orange week” in the #SoaptheRainbow series! Share your photos of projects featuring the color orange on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #SoaptheRainbow. I will be choosing my 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.
Below are some orange inspired tutorials and posts. I can’t wait to see all your orange photos! Be on the lookout for an orange video tutorial from Sarah of Spicy Pinecone tomorrow.
Orange essential oil is a popular way to incorporate orange into bath and beauty products. There are several varieties, including 10X Orange Essential Oil, Orange Valencia Essential Oil, Red Brazilian Mandarin Essential Oil and Tangerine Essential Oil. Click here to learn more about the different types of orange essential oil, and find out which one is best for your project.
There are several different kinds of orange essential oil. Learn about them here!
In addition to a citrusy scent, the essential oils give products a beautiful orange color. In the Creamy Orange Cold Process Tutorial is made with 10X Orange Essential Oil. It acts as both the colorant and fragrance, making it a great project for beginners. The 10X Orange Essential Oil is my favorite type of essential oil for cold process soap. Unlike traditional citrus essential oils, it is super concentrated, so it sticks in cold process soap and smells strong.
In the Juicy Orange & Sweet Rose Cold Process Tutorial, 10x Orange Essential Oil and paprika are added to a portion of the batter. The two ingredients create a vibrant orange color. The orange soap is used to create an in-the-pot swirl. Ribbon cut orange peels and rose petals are placed on top of the loaf for color and texture.
Paprika is a natural colorant that can be used to create an orange color in soap, like shown in the Juicy Orange & Sweet Rose Cold Process Tutorial.
Another great color option is the Tangerine Wow! Colorant. In the Fall Sherbet Cold Process Soap, it’s used alongside Apricot Blush (now discontinued) for a soft orange hue. If you’d like to create a similar color, I would recommend mixing the Tangerine Wow! Colorant with Peach Shimmer Mica. Used by itself, Tangerine Wow! makes a vibrant orange color, as shown in the Monarch Butterfly Swirl Cold Process Tutorial.
In the Cleansing Orange Spice Salt Scrub Tutorial, a variety of orange ingredients create an exfoliating scrub. Orange peel and Racing Stripe Orange Mica give the scrub color, while a combination of 10X Orange Essential Oil and Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil create a citrusy and spicy scent. It’s perfect for fall and holiday seasons.
Orange scents pair wonderfully with cinnamon, like in the Cleansing Orange Spice Salt Scrub.
Creamsicle Fragrance Oil is another scrumptious orange scent. It features notes of warm vanilla and fresh citrus. In the Orange Creamsicle Bath Truffle, Creamsicle Fragrance Oil and Coral Orange LaBomb Colorant create the look of the classic ice cream treat. It also contains cocoa butter, which gives the bath water plenty of skin-loving properties. Just be careful when exiting the tub, as the oil can make the tub slippery. =)
I can’t wait to see all your orange projects! Tag your photos with #SoaptheRainbow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for a chance to win a $10 Bramble Berry gift certificate.