Kelp Powder: Use this to create a dark green in soap and toiletries, or just to keep an ocean theme going in your products! The Kelp Powder does have a distinct smell to it, so be aware of that before using it in any of your products. We have found that letting it cure for the full 4-6 weeks in cold process soaps does help reduce the seaweed smell and leaves it with a nice ocean air smell.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Ascophyllum NodosumCommon Name: Kelp
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Barbara! I'm sorry this product isn't your favorite. We love the mellow ocean air smell it gives soap after curing, as seen in our Handmade Soap for the Gardener. Though, the seaweed smell can be a bit overpowering when you first use it! It takes a full cure time of 4-6 weeks to dissipate. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi! Kelp Powder is actually made from seaweed, so that is probably why you are getting the ocean-y scent in your product. If you want a natural green color for your cold process soaps, I would suggest using the
Green Zeolite Clay
or even the
Cambrian Blue Clay
which gives a gorgeous blue-gray-green color to your soaps.
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