Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Mantra Swirl Attempt

Today I attempted a Mantra Swirl for the first time.  I made a modified Mantra using four colors instead of just three.  I discounted the water and my soap ended up getting almost too thick. Note to self...Don't discount the water on a mantra swirl!  I am pleased with the result overall and even made a video of my adventure!
And here it is.....

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Dandelion Zebra Swirl

This this technique was featured on the Soaping 101's Challenge.  Here I was finally successful at this challenge.  This soap was a result of my second attempt.  In the video below I show you the results of the first attempt.  My goat milk soap had over heated and separated in the mold.  It was my fault because I was off doing other things.  I tend to have to keep a close eye on my cold process goat milk soap.  If the soap starts to overheating I send it to the freezer.   I like to gel my goat milk soap so it gets a little tricky.  I just like the texture much better than non gelled soap.