Secret Feather Swirl

It’s been a while since my last soap challenge so I’m happy to join you for this months’s challenge. We are making the sceret feather swirl, and as usual I look forward to see a lot of  beautiful soaps from you guys. Big thx to Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapwork for another fun challenge.

So, I ended up making three soaps, and the learning was good during the whole process – learning by doing, no exceptions! The picturetaking was a bit difficult. The colors did not come out as they really are. I just can’t get the beautiful green colors to come throug in the pictures….

I had problems with ash inside my soapbars (for the first two batches) so I raised the temperature of my oils/lyewater for this soap, I also warmed my mold to keep my soap from cooling down when pouring. It seemed like a good idea 😉

I didn’t use any dividers – see pics on how I solved it

Soaping at 39 degrees celcius with my std recipe:

10% Sheabutter

10% Cocoabutter

30% Coconut oil

50% Olive oil

5% Superfat

Fragrance: Rosemery EO

This is my entry for this month:

 

 

 

 

Pouring technique: In order to «hold the soapline together» I poured the soap sideways using a squeeze nozzel bottle. I also used the SN bottle ( light green ) along the sides to help the line to stay in place.

 

Colors and tools: Lettuce Entertain & Tahitian Teal from Mad Oils. Squeeze nozzle bottle. The hanger is…. a hanger, with a drinking straw.

 

Moodboard

 

 

Happy Soaping

Yvonne

 

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13 thoughts on “Secret Feather Swirl

  1. Yvonne I really liked your blog it is simple and elegant and I love your soap. I usually use a color board to keep me one track I didn’t this time ha.. beautiful soap and what fun learning is like this 🙂

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    • Thank you for your kind comment, Lisa. I’m happy you liked it 😊 I haven’t had time to check out all the other soaps yet, but I guess there’s a lot of beautiful ones. I agree, it is a fun learning with these challenges. Again, thank you 😊

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  2. Fabulous result, Yvonne!! I love the colors – and the feather truly is shaped like a feather! It’s nice to see how you used your squeeze bottles to form it – excellent work! Also enjoy seeing your inspiration – I think you nailed it!

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  3. Oh wow, Yvonne! I have to say, this is the most breathtaking soap in the entire competition! I am just stunned at how perfectly you nailed your inspiration, too! I would have never guessed it was even possible to achieve such a look. So incredibly well done!!!

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    • Thank you, Debbie. I think the key lies in using the squeeze bottle sideways. That really keeps everything in place and under control. My hangertool may not be the best for getting the feather centered, but the feather can also be seen as a rosemery branch witch fit the EO 😊😉

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