Since I just started soap making, this will be my first time and I am very excited to join. I still have to learn to formulate my own recipe. But I don't want to take the risk of failing an experiment for the swap. So I made the same recipe I did for my Spoon Swirl soap.
Basically the idea is to make 12 soaps at least 4 oz. each, mail the box to Bramble Berry before the due date and you get a box of 12 different soaps back. We just have to use their fragrance or essential oils. My first batch makes only 2 to 3 oz. soaps. But my second batch made 9 soaps which were a good 4 oz. plus each. So I will need to make 2 batches for the swap.
I used Bramble Berry's Energy fragrance oil blended with Bramble Berry's Lavender 40/42 essential oil.
As for the pouring technique. I used a cardboard as a divider, but realized too late that I did not have enough colored soaps so I poured uncolored soaps alternately with the colored soaps. Then I swirled it before adding my top layer using 3 condiment bottles.
My plan was to do a Mantra Swirl but can't help myself and did a few rows horizontally as well which would make it a widely spaced Taiwan Swirl I guess.
Hopefully, it will turn out fine. We shall see in a few days when I cut them.