Each batch turned out different even though the process was basically the same. Cutting into the soap loaves was an adventure and full of surprises. As part of the fun I posted photos of the completed soaps on the Facebook page with numbers so others could vote for their favorite butterfly. Results below!
on the counter so I don't forget to add them in and the mold is handy. The
swirling tool is that bright orange gear tie! They bend to fit each mold and are thick enough to pull the swirls.
Time to mix the oils with the lye using my super special mixing bowl. These ice cream buckets work great. I use a stick blender to do the mixing. I poured about 3/4 cup of the soap to each of the chosen colors then pour the soap into the mold, layer the colors and create the swirls. Unfortunately, at this point I need to concentrate on the job and haven't quite figured out how to take photos at the same time!
chopstick is used to make the swirls. A bit of glitter is added to the top.
Lilac is one of my favorite fragrances.
Winner is #2!
Which would you choose to put into the challenge?
Winner is #3!
With notes of pink cotton candy, lemon, raspberries, fig leaves, caramel, orange, Lily of the Valley, and vanilla musk
Winner is #10!
Here we have micas in clementine orange, lemonade,
blackstar blue, and a copper sparkle mica.
A tie! Winner is #1 & #2
Pistachio, Key West Blue, Grape Nehi and Metallica.
Winner is #5!
Winner is #1!