Second set of Mistletoe and Ivy scented soap bars. The fragrance oil is describe as blends of cedar leaf, Siberian fir, English holly, holiday mistletoe, cooling camphor, trailing ivy, sandalwood, vetiver, and frosted musk.
Trees were made using Melt and Pour clear base and colored with green and glitters.
I had hope for these colors to stay like this after mixing and saponification process.
Red and Green drop swirl hidden under this creamy white top. I like hiding the swirls, it adds to the excitement and anticipation for the cutting process.
The trees were added when the soap base batter was hard enough to hold the trees upright.
Sprinkled some green glitters on top for more Christmas feel. Notice the crack on the far end of the loaf? That happened to both ends, huge chunks of soap stuck to the mold.
I waited two days before unmolding this batch. Most of the green morphed into a different shade and the soap cracked. Since I can't wait to see the swirls inside, I cut into the loaf even when it was still a little tacky and streaks of white followed down with the cutter.
If these bars are not going to look better after the curing period, I will need to come up with something to do with them.