With the arrival of the Spring (if we can call it that in the Gulf coast), I felt the urge to make another cherry blossoms soap. Recently I learned that in Japan, the cherry blossoms mark the arrival of Spring. By contrast, in Texas the arrival of Spring is marked by pollen, it is like a green blanket that covers cars and driveways. Which is why I can totally relate to this video.
Last time I made a Cherry Blossoms soap, the colors turned a bit stronger than l anticipated. So this time I will use a lot less colorant, in hopes of pastel like colors.
Here is a link to this soap in the Store. Or you can view below if you are a soap maker yourself and want to see ingredients and equipment used:
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Divide soap batter into half and color each with:
- 1/4 tsp Heart’s Desire Enviroglitter
- 1/8 tsp + 1/32 tsp Proud Peacock Mica
1 oz of Cherry Blossoms from Bramble berry. It can rice and accelerate. Brambleberry advises to mix it with equal amounts of oils, (could be from the recipe) and warm that mix up to 100° F to diminish this.
I made them with pink soap dough
I used miniature cutters similar to these below to make the petals:
Recipe Oils, Fats and Waxes
|Coconut Oil, 76 deg||25||4||113.4|
|Add at trace|
|EDTA mixed with water||0.24 ounce|
|Liquid Required||4.71 oz||133.44 g|
|NaOH Weight||2.14 oz||60.74 g|
|KOH Weight||0.18 oz||4.98 g at 90% Purity|
|Lye Weight||2.32 oz||65.73 g|
|Oil Weight||16 oz||453.59 g|
|Fragrance Oil Weight||1 oz||28.35 g|
|Total Batch Weight||24.27 oz||687.92 g|
(when I made this soap, I used 40% lye to water concentration, which contributed to ricing. The above liquid calculation is equal to 33% lye to water concentration)