You can make beautiful handmade soaps without any artificial ingredients! Natural colors like Sea Clay, Cocoa Powder, Turmeric, Nettles, and Beet Root can be used to color soap and some of them are excellent for skin, too. I usually pick an essential oil to scent my soap first and then think about which colors I imagine when smelling that scent. For Orange obviously I think of different shades orange and white, Patchouli makes me think of earth tones and Lavender brings to mind feminine purples and pinks. Really use your imagination to select herbs and healthy ingredients for soap colors. If you are selling your soap, you must follow the FDA guidelines for coloring soap, but if it's just for you, use anything you want! A general rule of thumb ~ if you can eat it, you can likely put it in soap :)
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Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.