Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pineapple Cilantro Soap

Time for another soap challenge!  This month, our challenge was to make a soap using the Holly swirl, also known as a swirl within a swirl.  Holly from Missouri River Soap was the one who came up with this swirl which is actually a modified in the pot swirl that is then poured into another color in the mold.  Hence, a swirl within a swirl. 

I used one of my regular recipes for this one.  This is what I used:

olive oil
coconut oil
palm oil
cocoa butter
shea butter
castor oil

I used pure coconut milk for about half of the liquid.  I used Pineapple Cilantro fragrance oil from Bramble Berry. I recently bought a small bottle to try, and I love this scent so much!  I couldn't stop sniffing the soap! It smells like sweet fresh pineapple!  So yummy!  For my colors I used fizzy lemonade with a tiny bit of yellow oxide, chrome green oxide, and titanium dioxide.  For the top, I added iridescent glitter.  All from Bramble Berry!  I soaped at around 106 degrees.

my colors
my gloppy swirl

my topping glopped on
I tamped the mold down to get rid of as many air bubbles as I could.  Then I used the tip of my thermometer to add some texture to the top of the soap.  I finished by adding iridescent glitter all over the top.

my soap all ready to be put to bed for the night
I unmolded the soap the next day and cut it into bars.

right after unmolding
cut bars

cut bars

cut bars

cut bars
I am happy with my finished bars.  They smell soooo yummy just like sweet pineapple!  I will definitely be making this again!

Thanks again to Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks for this Soap Challenge!

Till next time, Happy Soaping!

Candy :o)