I bought this yummy fragrance oil from a supplier early this year was a little hesitate to use it since there's no information about how it would behave in cold process soap. I finally dug it out from my ever growing pile of fragrance and essential oils and asked the store owner. I got a good to go answer, yay! But using the fragrance oil making a normal cold process soap is... how you say it, too boring, not my style. So here I was, pulling my hair out thinking what to do, suddenly I saw the almost going bad banana in front of me on my kitchen counter. Hey, I can't let banana go bad! Now that would not be "green" would it?! This whole thing reminds me of my favorite milkshake I used to drink when I was in college... oh... so long ago... Aha, I'm making banana milkshake soap! I blended a small amount of fresh cow milk, one banana and a table spoon of honey ahead of time, store it in the fridge to keep it cold until I'm ready for it. I know the fragrance oil is going to discolor to tan, milk always discolor the soap, and so is honey. I poured out a small portion of raw soap and mix in a bit of titanium dioxide and yellow gold mica. Can't call it banana if there's no yellow! Hum... to make higher contrast, I then mixed in a tab of blackstar red mica to deepen the the rest.
After making the soap and sniffing all the goodies I cannot resist but to make myself a REAL honey banana milkshake, sip and type my blog up!