Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Amy Warden's August Soap Challenge

I participated in Amy Warden's August soap challenge. This is my first time entering one of her challenges. 

The Challenge was to make a Holly Swirl Technique. 

For oils I used:

Castor Oil
Cocoa butter
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
and Sunflower Oil

Fragrance was:

Energy from Bramble Berry

Color was:

Titanium dioxide
Ultramarine Blue
Chrome Green
and Cappucino Mica,
all from Bramble Berry

I was trying to copy the colors in this teapot:
This soap was actually my second try.
I did not have gold coloring so I used the Cappucino Mica. I will try the gold next time.
I choose Energy for the scent simply because I just bought it and wanted to try it out. I love the scent a lot!
I am excited about the technique but was not over excited about my own results......and that being because of my lack of knowledge on how to prepare the coloring medium before I put it in the batch  
of soap. I added too much titanium dioxide which left it a bit speckled.

I actually made this soap BEFORE I found and watched Amy's video on how to mix and at what percentage of mica's, pigments etc to use in a recipe! 

I would recommend anyone who is not totally knowledgeable on how to mix and add coloring to your soap to watch Amy's video first. Very, very informative. It helped me a lot.....for future soap-making!

I will definitely try this again.

Thank you Amy for the challenge, and thank you Holly for sharing your technique!


PS. I named this soap 'Timeless'