Fruit centrepiece soap

This is my first attempt at making soap using soap dough. My design came from a typical Roman fruit centrepiece and so included red and green grapes, figs, pears and berries but with a golden pear 🙂

The formulation (#4 soap challenge club) incorporated milk, which was the first time I have used milk in any of my soaps. I used a lot of natural colourants, some of which are nettle root powder, green clay, matcha powder, charcoal to name just a few.  There is also a delicate touch of gold leaf on the pear 🙂 

This soap is quite different to any soap I’ve made before and, as such, I have learnt a new skill, which I will develop and make new soap designs.