For the soap I am entering into the soap challenge I used Bubblegum Pink mica from The Conservatorie for the base color. For my three swirl colors I used two different purples, Purple Rainbow from Nutures Soap Supply, and Passionate Purple from The Conservatorie. I used Titanium Dioxide for the white. The fragrance I chose was Love Spell from Bramble Berry, I have worked with this fragrance several times and knew it would soap really well, and it smells wonderful also.
|Here are my mixed swirl colors.|
|Soap completed and in the mold.|
|Close up of the swirl.|
|Dark Purple is a Mica in Olive Oil Swirl.|
|Soap log unmolded ready to cut into bars.|
I also made another soap, but this time making a drop swirl was not as easily accomplished as the first soap. I used a fragrance oil from Bramble Berry, Passionfruit Rose. I had not soaped with it before and was not sure if it would accelerate in the soap. Well it did accelerate trace in my soap, which made the soap a bit thick for this type of a swirl, it was more like a "Plop Swirl" but I managed to get it into the mold before it thickened too much. This is a new mold for me and I was anxious to try it out. I love the roses on the top (which is actually the bottom of the mold). And even though this fragrance oil did accelerate trace I love the scent and plan on using it more.
|Here is the soap "Plopped" into the mold.|
|Out of the mold.|
|Close up of the roses. I think I am in love with this mold!|
You can see all the other entries on Amy's blog page HERE and maybe you would also like to sign up to do the Soap Challenge's. You will learn a lot from Amy's video lessons, besides just having fun making your entry.