More the Merrier

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Turkey rhubarb root & astaxanthin, beta carotene, lutein, indigo, alkanet, charcoal, rose kaolin, turmeric. Black pepper and cardamom essential oils.
Blue spirulina & white kaolin clay spattered on top.
I have been interested in natural colorants and how they behave in CP soap, so this was an opportunity to experiment and \"paint\" with different clays, pigments, and other colorants. Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring red pigment found in algae - the pigment that makes flamingos\' feathers pink. Lutein is the pigment in annatto seed and many other yellow flowers. \"More the Merrier\" is from a google image search of my soap which matched it to an abstract painting by Venezuelan-born artist Carmen Guedez that uses a very similar pallet. (Thank you Ms. Guedez!)