I realize that it has been awhile since my last post. I have been overwhelmed with grad school and farmers market commitments so I missed a few of the soap challenges. This month’s challenge was to do a spoon swirl soap and I just barely squeezed this in my crazy schedule of final exams, winter markets and holiday parties.
It helped that I had enough pre-mixed oils leftover for a small batch of soap (Yay for masterbatching!). I used mango butter, olive, coconut, palm and castor oil for the base formula. The soap batch was scented with lavender and geranium essential oils. I used violet, yellow and light green micas to color the soap.
Here is the soap loaf after it was poured and swirled with a spoon. I also did a few mica swirls on the top of the loaf.
Here is the soap after it was cut 24 hours later. I poured the batch at a thicker viscosity than I was used to based on Amy’s advice. I was concerned about air pockets but this soap design came out really well. I now want to experiment with this technique a bit more for future batches.
Thanks Amy for another fun challenge! It was great to get back into soap design again. I look forward to seeing the other spoon swirl soaps! 🙂