Dancing Funnel

It’s been a while since my last soap challenge so I’m really happy to participate this month, and most of all – this is a great technique witch I will be using in my future soapmaking – and of course, I will practise some more….

I took a chance and used my usual oil recipes for this soap, althoug it’s a bit heavy on the hard oils!  I was soaping at low temperature,  35 degrees Celsius, and hand stirring for aprox 30-35 minutes. With no experience with this metod of soapmaking, I took «the spoon test» to see if the oils/lye/water had reached the point of  emulsion. This was a bit out of my comfortzone, working without my stickblender, but I think this way of making soap is a really nice way to work – thumbs up & thanks for the opportunity in this challenge 👍🏼

I managed to keep a light trace during the whole prosess and the soap was wrapped and OP for an hour and then left «to sleep»over night. The FO is just beautiful and acted well during the whole prosess. As you can see the gold mica «got into» some of the browne parts – but, overall I’m happy with the result!

Here is my entry:

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This is my first soap, all natural colored with Bamboo Charcoal/Indigo and a EO blend of citrus too keep the trace under control! My rehearsal soap was so pretty, but the next one… What happend with the Indigo, it turned out browne and then slightly green….?

 

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Happy Soaping

Yvonne

Reklamer

Orange blossom & no teardrop soap

This was supposed to be my entry for this month’s soap challenge, but I had problems uploading my pic so I didn’t participate….

Well, to be honest, I didn’t manage to get that teardrop soap I was hoping for so I guess it’s ok. Today I found out I was able to uploade a small picture, don’t know why…

The colors and fragrance, Orange Blossom, is beautiful together. Faux funnel pour on top of the soap.

 

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Happy Soaping

 

Yvonne 😊

 

Rimmed Soap

Time and supplies was not on my side this month. As mentioned earlier, it’s a challenge in it self to get needed supplies for these soap challenges, in Norway. Yesterday, one day before submission close I finally found castor oil… !! I was working until 4 this morning and barely made it…..

This is my 3rd attempt, so I guess it all comes up to make it or break without the Castor oil…..

Amy & Tatsiana, thank you for pouring of you knowledge, again. The great value of know-how is priceless so I hope you can feel my appreciation .

Rim recipe:

25 % coconut oil

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Pink Snow & Frozen Roses Packaging day….

This is my latest entry in the soap challenge club. It didn’t reach the top, but I’m really happy how the soap turned out.

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Thank you for visiting my blog and welcome back!

Yvonne

 

 

Pink Snow & Frozen Roses

It’s time for a new Soap Challenge hosted by Amy Warden At Great Cake Soapwork. For this challenge we are going to make a CP soap with a winter wonderland theme. As usual I’m looking forward to see a lot of beautiful soaps this month. Good luck all!

Blue is an quite obvious color in a winter wonderland theme, so with that in mind I started my research for an alternative option – also, I have been making a lot of blue soaps lately….

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Liquid: The soap must have elements of snow, quite fun since it’s snowing outside, a lot…. I desided to use snow as my liquid –  so, out in the garden with my bucket and shovel….

Color: Have you ever heard of pink snow? ( see picture on my moodboard ). Watermelon snow is snow that is reddish or pink in color, and it can have a smell similar to a fresh watermelon. This type of snow is common during the summer in alpine and coastal polar regions, such as the Sierra Nevada of California. Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, pink snow, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment (astaxanthin) in addition to chlorophyll. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it is cryophilic (cold-loving) and thrives in freezing water ( Wikipedia ). So, now you know why my soap is pink!

Snow: For the snow on top of my soap I used Maldon Sea Salt, and to get that beautiful sparkling snow I added a little bling-bling mica.

For the snow crystals on the rosebuds: I coated part of them with eggwhites and then rolled them in sugar.

For the «snowflakes» inside the bar I made a small batch of soap and while it still was soft I rolled it out and let it dry over night.

FO: BB’s Herbal Essence.

This month I’m going for a «less is more» kind of soap. It’s a sweet bright soap with snow crystals inside the bar. On top, spakling snow and frozen rosebuds.

My entry

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In the mold: the bottom design ( silicone mat ) is collored with 3 Martini Olives mica from MO

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«Ice crystals»

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Colors & Snow

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Snow as liquide

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To avoid draging the top decor throug my soap I cut it sideways

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My moodboard and end result

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An other option….

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Happy soaping

Yvonne