Soap making ingredients aren't just limited to oils, lye and water. I often use additives to improve the visual appeal of soap and to create varied textures.
Many soap making additives can lend color and even fragrance to your homemade soap recipes.
Adding beautiful colors to soap can be achieved in many ways.
First, the base oils you use will give their own color to the soap bars. Then, by using homemade soap ingredients like botanicals, pigments, mica and clay, you can create stunning soaps that your skin will love.
Herbal Natural Soap Ingredients - In this catagory I include all botanical additives. If it used to be a live plant, in other words! I've also added a few other ingredients that aren't plant based but are natural.
Mineral Soap Ingredients - this catagory includes all additives that are "of the earth".
Soap Colorants - this catagory includes color additives that are produced in a lab.
Preservatives and Extracts - this catagory includes additives that may help to prolong the life of your soaps.