|White Tea with Peach|
|Guest soaps in the mold|
So I started pulling out everything that I would need to make this recipe. Once I had everything together, I started by brewing the tea for the recipe. I put 5 tea bags on a jar with about 10 ounces of hot water.
After my tea was steeped to my satisfaction, I added it to my pitcher then added ice and water to the full amount needed for this recipe. I put this in my kitchen sink. After measuring out my lye I added it to the water and tea mixture in my pitcher.
After getting my lye water ready I measured out my oils. I reserved 2 ounces of plain olive oil and 2 ounces of paprica infused olive oil from the remainder of my oils for coloring the batch. After all of my oils except the reserved oils were ready in my pail I gave them a whir with the stick blender. It did get difficult to break up the coconut oil because it was really cold from being stored in the shed. Before I added the lye water I added a half a tablespoon of Southern Peach fragrance oil from Brambleberry link to the oils. After I worked out all of the chunks, I added the lye water to the oils.
|I swirled the top but I should have saved a little more|
of the white for the swirls
Once I had the soap up to a light trace I split the batch in half. I added paprika oil to the one half. To the other half I added the plain olive oil and titanium dioxide mixed with water. I mixed the white half until all of the oil and titanium dioxide were worked into the rest of the soap. Next I mixed the paprika part until all of the colored oil was mixed in. I filled my sample mold before adding the white into the colored for an in the pot swirl.
|My cute little guest soaps|
Disclaimer: I was not paid by Brambleberry for this post. These are simply my own opinions.