Cambrian Blue Clay: This clay come in a wet form. It's a great addition to cold process soaps, facial masks or scrubs. While we typically recommend adding water to your clay before using it in cold process soap, this clay is ready to be used. Cambrian Clay is a popular additive to help with oily skin and add nourishing properties to your soap. Our Cambrian Clay comes from Western Siberia and is high in minerals and salts. This clay will give your project a grayish-blue color and pleasant, exfoliating properties.Ingredients:Botanical Name: Colloidal Clay, Aqua/Water/Eau, Maris SalCommon Name: Blue Clay, Water, Sodium Chloride
After seeing soaps for sale colored with cambrian blue clay I was excited to use it myself. I had to use a lot more than I had thought to get my cold process soap to change color, and when the soaps were cured they were a very light pale green color, not grayish blue. And because I had to add so much to get the color to show up, the soap is extremely gritty and scratchy and not pleasant to use. That said, it might act differently in a different recipe, but I'll be avoiding it in the future.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Laura! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. If you have a high amount of yellow oils in your recipe, like olive oil, it can mix with the blue clay to create a greenish color. You can use lighter oils, like Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil to get a blue color. Also, a hot gel phase may help you get a blue color. To get a hot gel phase, you can wrap your soap in a towel after it’s in the mold. You can also set it on a heating pad for 20 to 30 minutes on a low or medium setting. I'll be emailing you personally to help troubleshoot!
I made CP soap with this & the Ocean Rain fragrance oil & my customers love it. I love it too! It really makes a great bar of soap.
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