|The last batch of oils|
With the madder, I used 2 mounded spoons of madder powder and added a little under a cup of olive oil. I shook the jar vigorously to make use that the powdered madder got completely dispersed into the oil. This will make sure that as much color as possible gets dispersed into the oil.
Both jars went into a crockpot filled with water to just under the rim. I turned the crockpot to low and ran it for about half an hour for 2 different rounds. This will speed the color absorption of the oil.
As you can see the oil colors are very nice. I will add pictures to this post tomorrow as soon as it has had some time to absorb color.
|I have learned to not only mark the coloring medium, |
but also the oil used
|All shaken up|
Never fear, I will show you how these look in soaps. I have a whole line-up in the works. Coming soon: Southern Sweet Tea, Gingerbread man embeds, Homemade Melt & Pour and others. Hang on folks, it's going to be a wild ride. ;)
|The colors alkanet and madder produce in oil|