This is what I used for my recipe:
olive oil, 38%
palm oil, 30%
coconut oil, 25%
sweet almond oil, 5%
castor oil, 2%
My fragrance is berries and grapes, sweet and fruity with a hint of mint. I added the fragrance right into my oils before adding the lye water.
My colors are combinations of pigments, oxides, ultramarines and micas.
I used almost full water and a 4% superfat. I soaped at about 92 degrees.
|my mold with 2 cardboard dividers|
|my hanger for the inside swirl|
It looked like green apple, chocolate and berries! I think the next time I make this I will use those fragrance oils to match the colors!
When I unmolded the next day, it looked good except it seemed that parts of the soap did not completely gel which left an odd uneven coloring in the soap. I was disappointed with that but over all liked my mantra swirl soap.
I really love these colors! I will definitely be doing the mantra swirl again!
A big thank you to Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks for this mantra swirl challenge! I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one!
Really love your colours, and your swirl turned out great :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dianne!Delete
Gorgeous, Candy! The colors are beautiful and you managed so well the hanger swirl! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Natalia!Delete
love love love this one!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sabine!Delete
The uneven coloring just adds character and doesnt make it look bad at all. I love your color choices. You did a beautiful job!ReplyDelete
Thank you! That makes me feel better! I love pink and green together!Delete
Beautiful mantra swirl!ReplyDelete
love the combo of colors. well done.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Swanee!Delete
Great color combination and the swirls are awesome.ReplyDelete
I'd say you had it at a perfect trace - all the colors are distinct, yet you have plenty of movement in your swirls. The skewer taped to the hanger is new to me, yet you are the 2nd challenge club member to mention it - great idea!!ReplyDelete
Hi Amy! I found that with hanger swirls, a skewer taped to the bottom of the hanger makes it thicker which helps pull more soap through and creates a more distint swirl instead of just a line. This was fun! Can't wait to hear about the next challenge! :)Delete
distinct, not distint lolDelete
Such a pretty color combo and great mantra swirl!~ReplyDelete
Well done, I love the look of fresh soap, and your directors are wonderful, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you! :)Delete
I enjoyed reading about your experience with this cool soap technique! I just bought the dividers from BB to go with their 5 lb. wooden soap mold and will be trying this using clay as a colorant.ReplyDelete
It's a great technique to use! Have fun! :)Delete