First, let me say that I didn’t think this soap was going to work. I was trying a new recipe and didn’t know how quickly it would move (strike 1), plus I was using a new fragrance oil (strike 2), and I wanted to swirl (strike 3).
I barely, and I mean barely brought the mixture to emulsification so that I would have plenty of time to split out the colors and layer the soap for my swirls. It was so thin, that I really wondered if I would end up with my first separated soap.
I’m not going to embed the swirling video here, because I didn’t realize how loud the music was in the background! You can click on the link below to take you to the video, I just didn’t want anyone to be surprised by the background noise. As you can see from the video, the green ended up thickening pretty quickly; even though it was technically still thin, it was lumpy when I poured it…uh oh!
Vine video: https://vine.co/v/hZrAaabKth2
It’s not my finest example of swirling….and the soap was looking kinda spotty before I put the dividers in. Some parts were already glazed over and some were still very translucent, some of the green parts had taken on a ‘slushy’ appearance…this was something I hadn’t encountered before…
At this point I was also rethinking my color choices, I was seriously having second thoughts about all that red! I crossed my fingers and inserted the dividers and hoped for the best…
When I checked on it a couple of hours later, it seemed to have all come together….I think I got very lucky with this one! The colors seem to have mellowed a bit and the soap came together well.
This soap contains coconut oil, canola oil, olive oil, castor oil and cocoa butter. I love this fragrance oil, by the way…woodsy and yet fruity/berry at the same time, very refreshing!