New design for my Lavender 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 .
25 % coconut oil
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….
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.
In the mold: the bottom design ( silicone mat ) is collored with 3 Martini Olives mica from MO
Colors & Snow
Snow as liquide
To avoid draging the top decor throug my soap I cut it sideways
My moodboard and end result
An other option….
First of all, congrats to all winners of Amy Wardens Soap Challenge Club throughout 2015 – you guys really raise the bar every month! I also want to thank you for your kind comment and for your votes, I really appreciate it.
In desember I took the 2nd place with my Oriental Triangle, can you belive it? It’s such a great fun to have a soap in top 3, (or to win sponsors choise ). I have already seen someone making triangle soaps, inspired by my triangle. That makes me happy and I hope to see a lot of triangle soaps in the future too. I think it’s cool if I can inspire others with my work so feel free to ask if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer. For me this challenges is all about sharing, inspire and get inspired. I won with my Ebru Soap and got sponsors choise price with my Dessert Soap, so 2015 has been a great soap year for me – again, thank you!
The best wishes for 2016 – I’m looking forward to the challenges, be inspired and to see a lot of beautiful soaps in 2016.
New Year Guest Soap
Happy Soaping 💙
The Soap Challenge Club is making soap using impression mat for Desember challenge. We get to choose either to make an impression mat or to use a premade one, and the focus is the texture created by the impression mat. As you probably can see I used a premade mat.
I’ve been thinking of making a triangle soap for awhile so this is a perfect oppertunity for doing that. A triangle represent the number 3 so I made three designs on three sides and I used three colors in this soap. Research for ideas led me to the Orient…..
This is my entry for this months soap challenge hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapwork.
Colors: cley and Preppy Blue mica from Mad Oils in the soap. Gold Sparkel mica from BB gave the swirls and some extra sparkle.
Fragrance: Arabian Spice FO from BB.
Mold: made of cardboard lined with cling film, baking paper and overhead sheeds
My soap: 50% Olive oil, 30% coconut oil, 10% Shea butter, 10% Cocoa butter. I poured at a thick trace with the impression mat in the mold.
Moodboard and end-result
Happy Soaping & Merry Christmas 🎄
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