Amy Warden with Great Cakes Soapworks proposed five weeks of soap making technique challenges. The first week (last week) was a challenge to make a soap using the in the pot swirling technique. For my non-soaper friends, that is when you take your raw soap that has reached trace and swirl a portion of it that has been tinted another color and add it back into your mixing pot. You then lightly swirl them and pour this new lovely blend into your mold. The next day is like Christmas morning! You really have no idea what you will see when you unmold and cut your soap. Surprise!
After pouring your colors into the pot, you lightly swirl it.
The whole mess (I mean beautiful work of art) gets poured into the mold. At this point it isn't much to look at. You can see from the picture that it did begin to thicken by the time it was poured.
I saved a bit of my various colors to make a pretty swirl on top.
After I lightly swirled the top of my soap, I sprinkled it with gold mica. Covered it. And waited......and waited....and waited.....and waited. 'Til Christmas morning! Or at least that is what it feels like when you are waiting to open the package.
|And here it is ~ Happy Hippie Soap!|
Hope you enjoyed it. The next challenge is to make soap with milk. Good! I've been waiting for an excuse to make some more Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap! Have a great day!