Hi y'all! I am finally starting back up my Man Soap Monday and my first featured soap is Dragons Blood. This scent is a fairly popular scent for men. Dragons blood a real thing, its a resin used in eastern medicine, but the scent is more of in inspiration and comes from different sources. I use Bramble Berry's dragons blood FO which consists of notes of amber, incense, vanilla, patchouli lightened with layers of rose, jasmine & lilac, and topped off with brightening notes of blood orange and grapefruit.
I have made soap with this fragrance before (which you can find here and here) but this batch is probably my favorite. It is colored with black mica and brown oxide in the brown section and red mica in the dropped section. Looking at the vanilla content and having past experience with this FO I knew it discolors a dark brown. In order to preserve the red color in the swirl the red section was not scented. The brown portion I colored very lightly because I knew i didn't need to color it to dark because the FO would do it for me.... for free!!
The drops in the bars were not as flowy as usual but I think it turned out looking very bold, and I deem this Man Soap Monday a success!
Thanks for stopping by and happy soaping!