I have wanted to learn this process for a very long time and this is just the incentive I needed to give it a try. The fragrance I chose for this soap is "Summer Melon Spritzer" from Bramble Berry. It has some great reviews from other soapers about how well it behaves while soaping and the smell is amazing. I am happy to share with you some pictures showing you the process I used in making these darling soaps.
|Here is the soap rake my husband made for me.|
|My colors are all mixed up, bottles ready for the |
soap base so I can add the color.
|Another view of the colors and the soap rake.|
|My colors all mixed and ready to go.|
From left to right: Peacock Blue Mica, Titanium Dioxide
mixed in the soap base, Green Oxide, Cosmo Martini Mica
and Activated Charcoal.
|Starting to add my colors. I will be pouring each color|
alternating them as I go until I have used them all up.
|Second color poured.|
|Half way done with the colors.|
|I am finally done and the soap is still behaving and not |
getting too thick.
|Here I added some gold mica mixed in olive oil to|
add some sparkle to the swirl.
|Here I am dragging the rake through the soap. |
I really enjoyed watching the change in the soap as I was doing this.
|Close up of the soap after running the rake through it. |
Now for the swirl to create the peacock pattern.
|Now I am dragging a chop stick in an "S" |
pattern to start the peacock swirl.
|Now for the second "S" pattern, but going the opposite direction.|
|Here it is all swirled, boy it sure made me dizzy looking at the soap |
pattern as I was swirling. It was harder to keep track of where
I was and where I should go next than I thought it would be.
|Ready to put lid on the soap and let the soap go|
through gel phase.
|Here it is out of the mold and ready to cut into bars of soap.|
|Cut bars of soap.|