May 2019 Soap Challenge

This is my very first time doing the Soap Challenge. I’ve been making soap for almost 3 years, but I’ve only made 8 batches. I spend most of my time researching and watching videos. I really enjoy making soap. It still intimidates me a bit, that's why I decided to sign up for the Challenge so I can get more comfortable.
This month’s challenge was a pour/pull through technique. My object was an hvac grill that I found at the Home Depot. I used a slab mold, but only filled it half way up. I placed the grill at the bottom and moved it up as the mold was filling up. I used the following recipe (super fatted at 5%):
Coconut oil - 34%
Shea butter - 5%
Olive oil - 40%
Avocado oil - 6%
Canola oil - 15%
Once the oils were mixed (before light trace) I divided it equally into 3 parts. I used 1 tsp of titanium dioxide, 1 tsp of aqua pearl mica (BB), 1 tsp of indigo powder. For fragrance I used Love Spell (VS dupe) from General Wax (they are my local store for some supplies).
I poured the batter diagonally and frequently switching the colors. I had no problem until I was almost done. The pearl mica batter started thickening a bit faster than the other two, so my pouring lines got a bit thicker than I was hoping for.




Comments

  1. Yay!! Congratulations on a successful soap for your first challenge! I really like the colors and how the pattern turned out. I'm sure the pearl white thickened up faster because it has more titanium dioxide in it, but I never would have known you had an issue with it if you hadn't said so. How wonderful that you can get your soap supplies locally too!

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  2. Gorgeous!! I love your color choices and the design you achieved. Fantastic job!

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  3. These are beautiful! Absolutely love your colors!

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