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Soap Challenge - July 2019

This month's challenge thought by Teri Endsley of Tree Marie Soapworks. The design is called pointy layers and this technique creates beautiful pointy lines in the soap. Well, mine definitely didn't turn out beautiful, but to be honest it is better than I thought it would be right after I finished. I used the recipe provided by Teri for the most part, I just substituted the cocoa butter with shea: Olive Oil 35% Coconut Oil 30% Palm Oil 20% Shea Butter 10% Castor Oil 3% Avocado 2% Water Lye Fragrance oil I used Mermaid Blue, Raspberry and Buttercup micas from BB and titanium dioxide for the lightest. I didn't use much of the latter, I wanted more of a beige color. Fragrance oil is Raspberry Rhubarb, also from BB. After melting the oils and mixing the lye with water I waited until both cooled down to 85 F. I separated the batch into four pitchers and added the micas and TD. I pre-mixed all with some oil to dissolve them before blending with the soap. As soon as I added th