You may have seen a previous post of the making of lapis lazuli out of soap dough. If you have not, here is a link.
I got to use those embeds in this soap, which I did not color except for a small portion. The recipe got thick fast (a combination of hard oils and water discount probably contributed it to this). I worked with a discoloring fragrance and used a stamp with gold mica. The best part is that It smells like almond extract! Not exactly a fragrance that goes with the design, but since piping and dessert like looking soaps are not my thing, this will have to do!
After making the soap and these embeds, I get a new perspective when I read the Bible and a verse talks about lapis lazuli. It depends on the version that you read, but apparently some versions mention sapphire instead of lapis. I read a commentary that said that it was most likely lapis that the original writers were referring to and not our modern day sapphire . Here is a link if you want to read more on that.
Here is a video of the making of the soap, and below the recipe I used and supplies.
|Coconut Oil, 76 deg||255.15||9||0.56||25%|
|Rice Bran Oil||255.15||9||0.56||25%|
|Ricinus Oil (Castor Oil)||61.23||2.16||0.14||6%|
|Lye – NaOH 100% Purity (5% Superfat)||141.93||5.01||0.31||9.68%|
|Water (33% Lye + 67% Water Solution)||288.17||10.16||0.64||19.66%|
|Soap Weight (Pre-Cook)||1,465.85||51.71||3.23||100%|
Almond Cybilla (2 oz)
I bought my stamp several years ago at Hobby Lobby. I no longer see it in their website, but I saw these Texture sheet set. I am not sure if it will work, but you could also search for texture stamps. The most similar I found, though much smaller, was this one. Another option is to use crinkled aluminum foil to add the texture.
1/4 teaspoon of ultramarine pigment.