Sunday, May 17, 2009

Coloring your soap

One of my favorite sessions at the HMSG Conference was Lori's session about color. Coloring soaps is hard because different coloring agents (dyes, pigments, herbs, clays, etc.) react differently depending on many things that seem random. Some fade over time.... It's definitely art as science. Lori tested 70+ colors and presented the results to us.

A slide of all the soaps/soap colors:

Six colors of clay:

Clay names/types:
I'd like to do another "shout out" because Lori never uses PowerPoint. She must have labored for hours to get her deck together, get all of the photos in so nicely, etc. Not to mention, laboring over the color experiments.


  1. Awesome capture of the conference!

  2. This was one of my favorite classes as well! It was the first time I learned about "Lakes." Very interesting!!