First up was a beer soap using Brambleberry Oatmeal Stout fragrance. I have used this fragrance before in a plain soap and thought it might be fun to try the hanger swirl instead. I used a beer called Spotted Cow and added goat milk as well. I changed my recipe a bit too. This batch has olive, coconut, palm, shea and castor oil alone with a high oleic Sunflower oil. The colorants are a brown sparkle mica and titanium dioxide.
Next up I thought it would be fun to swirl a Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance . I had a mica called "oh, La La" that I have been wanting to use and thought that would work with this along with some activated charcoal and a bit of titanium dioxide.
For both batches I poured the main color into the mold then did a line of the two colors on either side of the molds topped off with more of the main color. Next I took the hanger and brought it across the mold moving from the bottom to the top side to side, then down and up moving from side to side again.
The remaining bits of soap color were used on the tops and then scultped. The soap was put to rest and I noticed they were heating up more than usual today, most likely due to the heat and humidity outside.
Which variety would you have chosen for this month's challenge?