Thursday, March 19, 2015

Amazing Grace

 
Scented with "Amazing Grace" type fragrance oil.  Described as a feminine fragrance oil by Natures Garden that will make you feel pretty...oh so pretty!  Italian bergamot and sparkling lemon are sweetened with freshly picked citron and neroli.  A white floral jasmine, orange blossom and rose are blended with sheer musk and cedarwood. 
 
 
Colors used were liquid pink, titanium dioxide for white and activated charcoal for black.  Usual recipe of  Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Butter.
 
 
The design plan was tilted zebra.  So I slanted the mold using a sandwich container and cut out  a cardboard box for the zebra stripes.
 
 
Poured the pink soap batter but as you see in the above picture, the batter thickened and I ended up spooning it into the mold.
 
 
Since I was so focused on making the tilted zebra design, I was not able to think of any other alternative design even when the batter got thicker and thicker with every spoonfuls of the batter that I plopped into the mold.  The black and white were supposed to be stripes but it was not meant to be.
 
 
Topped the rest of the soap batter on top of each other.
 
 
Stripes no more, just globs.  Almost giving a camouflage look instead.
 
 
Even with a lot of pounding to avoid bubbles, the batter was so thick by the time I finished spooning that some bubbles were inevitable.
 
 
These tiny holes are the bubble spaces.
 
 
This was not the plan for the batch but I think it turned out fine.
 
Thank you for stopping by.


2 comments:

  1. Hi Glynith.....i like that the pink is off-set to one side with 'random' black and white areas on the other. I bet you couldn't replicate this, no matter how hard you tried!! That's the beauty of soaping....each and every bar is unique. And I so know that feeling when you have a beautiful pattern in your mind and the reality of a rapidly thickening batter in the bowl....my last planned drop swirl turned into a 'scoop it into the mould and try turning it with a spoon' swirl. Oh well!!!! Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. I don't think I was able to replicate any of the soaps I made. Every batch even using the same technique would turn out different. I agree, it is what makes soaping so fun. By the way Jo, do you use any social media for your soaps. Would love to see your work too. Thank you very much for dropping by.

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