Monday, May 7, 2012

Soap Challenge 1 - In Pot Swirl

I am participating in the Soap Challenge on Great Cakes Soapworks blog.  If you haven't heard about it, head on over and check it out.  I have been following Amy's blog for years, and this little project has been the most fun.  Each week she has a challenge for soapmakers and you can post your finished project when you are done. 

Of course, I am behind on my posts.  So even though everyone else has already posted their week 7, I am just getting around to posting week 1.  But don't worry, I will be posting a couple per week to catch up with her other blogging buddies.

Soap Challenge Week 1 - In the Pot Swirl

For this project, I am doubling up on a future challenge, so I cannot cut this soap yet to show you how it turned out.   I separated the lightly traced soap into 3 bowls.  I used pink ultramarine and yellow oxide to create a different color per bowl - yellow, pink and orange.  I poured the pink and orange colored soap into the yellow and stirred it 2 clockwise swirls. 

I am making a sun soap, so the mold I am using is a semi-circle.  The rest went into rectangular molds which will be used to make the rays for the sun.  When I finish the soap up, I'll post a picture.  I've made this soap before, but last time I encountered some minor issues, so I am tweaking the technique a little.

You can see the other challenge participants' Pot Swirled Soaps by clicking here.

Tomorrow, I'll post the 2nd week challenge - Milk Soap.

Bath Alchemy by The Bonnie Bath Co.


  1. Oooo, how cool!! Is this going to be your landscape soap or natural soap? Just trying to guess...

  2. Landscape....but it is natural.


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