My entry for September’s Soap Challenge hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soapworks is a trial to create a swirl reminiscent of a cool full moon night. Not an easy task because there was no way to use an embed for the moon.
The challenge this month is in-the-pot swirl. Again, deciding how many colors to use took time. Eventually I chose the following colors:
Blue pearl mica
Emerald blue mica
Carbon gray (I created it by mixing emerald blue and blue pearl micas with a tiny amount of bamboo charcoal powder)
Merlot mica (used in low concentration to create a pale red wine color for the swirl and also for a mica-in-oil swirl on the top)
Pearly emerald green (the base color)
I love how the pattern in the soap looks like a bag made of furoshiki. I was going for the round pattern but this furoshiki-style “bag” was a nice surprise.
I achieved the base color of pearly emerald-green by using olive oil and gelling the soap – not a difficult task since the temperatures in Tokyo are still close to 30 degrees centigrade.
The soap is still quite soft as I used less hard oil than my summer recipes. I am glad that I managed to cut it and take the pictures in daytime – I love Saturdays and Sundays!
Again, thank you Amy for another great fun challenge! Thank you for getting us together!
I love seeing everybody’s creation! There is only one thing I wish I could do better and it is be able to comment on FB. I guess I have to find time to create an account there some time soon.
I wish you all a fun weekend!