My soap was to mimic the Keffiyeh ( Traditional Palestinian Scarf)
I used the 9 bar silicone mold from BB
I'm mixed race and I'm very proud of my Palestinian heritage. My father was born in Hebron, in the West bank.
On to soap..
I ordered olive oil from Palestine and used Samuel Adams Boston lager as my liquid because I live in Massachusetts.
I used coconut oil, palm, olive, shea and mango and cocoa butter
Tussah silk was added to the lye solution.
Arabian Spice was the fragrance for the main batch.
It is from BB also.
I added TD to the soap batter but it only lightened it up a bit.
Below is the lye solution and you can see its dark
After I unmolded it it I sketched it out and my daughter helped carve it and pull out the pieces.
I was stressing that it was still dark and adding black soap to the parts that were carved out, would look like a dirty Keffiyeh.😢😢
I made one more batch with water and brought it to an emulsion only.
Split it in half and used TD in one and black oxide in the other. The black was scented with a sample bottle of Sweet Fig from BB
With a paint brush and the soap just sitting in the silicone mold I began painting the white on. Behind me my daughter was using a dropper it add the black. It took two coats for the white to stick and yes it did have drip marks on the sides. Both white and black. I was able to clean that up the next day.
With both of us working so hard. No pictures were taken of the painting.
Here is the finished pics
I wanted to do a soap with Lizzy Borden or the Salem Witches
But my daughter said, "don't be the creepy you Ma".