Cosmic Wawe

We are doing the Cosmic Wawe in november Soap Challenge Club, hosted by Amy Warden at Great Cake Soapworks. This is a fun and beautiful technique created by the talented Tatsiana Serko. Tatsiana is also this months guest teacher. Thank you once more for sharing of your knowledge, you really are a true artist!

What is a cosmic wawe? This is what I found on the internet: A cosmic wawe is thought to be a space-quake, produced by something big like a supernova, a black hole or the collision of two neutron stars. It’s similar to what happens when something large is dropped into the ocean – it sends a wawe of water across, making tidal wawe and tsunamis. This is only a theory and has yet to be occure to be recorded.

With that in mind I knew I had to go to outer space to see if I could find a cosmic wawe, or a least some inspiration for colors….

As usual I went along with my standard recipe – sometime it’s best to stick to what you know so there won’t be any surprise…. My recipe is a little heavy on hard oils, but the soapbatch behaved well and so did my FO, Grapefruit Bellini, no discoloration or speeding up trace so there was enough time to pour the soap. It’s a 5 color soap and the cobber mica really gave a nice effect – sorry it doesn’t show in my photos.

The soap was placed in layered stripes so I gave the mold a couple of spinnings to achive the «wawe».

I was thinking of doing the CPOP, but the soap ended up in my insulation box over night.

This is my Cosmic Wawe

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Colors & FO

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My inspiration photo is this beautiful galaxy and it’s colors.

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Happy Soaping!

 

Yvonne

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 😊

 

Red Wine Soap

The soap challenge this month has been an exciting adventure. At first I was thinking of making goatmilk soap but I had problems finding any so I went for coconut milk. I was not happy with the result of this soap, see pictures below, so I ended up sharing saturdays bottle of red wine with my soap!

Red Wine Soap:

The benefit beside getting happy, relaxed – and having a good time sharing a bottle of red with my soap is many: Wine is made from grapes, and grapes are a literal treasure trove for skin nutrients. Resveratrol, found in grape skin, provides you with anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. There’s also a lot of anti-oxidant properties in grapes, not to mention a lot of different vitamins and minerals. Soaps made of red wine also have a lovely lather with big bubbles.

As I was mixing the lye with the wine, (the alcohol content in the wine was cooked out so there was absolutely no alcohol left in the wine when I was mixing it with lye), the color changed imeditly from a blueish red to a more browne kind of red. I was a bit disapointed at first, but seeing the end result, I’m so happy. I got a beautiful, glossy and good smelling soap, and I can’t wait to try it out….

For the light part of the soap I used white kaolin clay mixed with some of the wine. Fragrance: a blend of Patchouli, Ginger & Rosemery EO’s.

This is my entry

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Important; cook out the alcohol before mixing with lye and let it cool down.

Please be careful, do propper researsh before starting – safety first, always!

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Reference:  http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/blog/making-cold-process-wine-soap/

 

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Coconut milk soap

This is my coconut milk soap. I used infused paprika and a citrus blend of EO’s. The natural color is really vibrant, and the soap smells soooo good….

Benefits: Coconut milk is high in fatty acids and vitamin E, which give it cleansing and healing properties, making it ideal for those with dry, sensitive skin.

Important; when making soap with any type of milk, keep the temperatures low by freezing the milk beforehand. I used ice cube trays – allow the milk to fully freeze.

Please be careful, do propper research before starting – safety first, always!

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Reference:  http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/hscg-conference-guest-post-milk-soap/

 

Happy & safe soaping 😊

 

Yvonne

 

 

Clay & Bling-bling

Finaly I got time to make some soap, and this time it’s not for the soap challenge club.

Brazilian clay gave the beautiful pastel color and I added some mica to give the soaps a little bling-bling.

FO: BB’s White tea and ginger

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Clyde Slide Soap Technic

I been looking forward to this months soap challenge. I didn’t know what to expect, but this was fun – and so exciting to cut and see how the bars turned out.

I have never heard about Clyde Yoshida or his technic – but he does make som really awsome soaps, and he sure know his color palette! I just hope I have done some justice to Clyde’s beautiful technic….. And if you are follow this compatition, Clyde, I got some ideas I want to try out – thanks to you, reminding me of the importance thinking in a different way can result in the most beautiful things….

The Clyde Slide is a «in the pot not swirl» technic. I made two batches and desided to go for my greenish blue one. I think the FO, Green Tea and Cucumber, from BB goes well with the colors and I like the fragrance.

I’d used my Tall skinny mold, I don’t know if the effect will be better/different if using a wider mold, but I’m happy with the end results.

This is my entry:

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Colorants & fragrance

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Light green with blue and green

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Happy Soaping 😊

Yvonne

 

Soap Challenge Club – Striped Marble

For this month soap challenge we get to choose one of three designs for our soaps. I went for the Striped Marble/Mantra swirls for my entry.

Challenge; to get enough time to do the swirls before the soap got to thick. I mixed the oils & lye at exact 38 degrees celcius, and had all my things prepared and lined up to get on with the job. To get as much of the colored part of the soap into the solid part I made a triple swirling tool – see pictures!

I still haven’t managed to find a slapmold in Norway so I had to use a cardboard box and dividers – it was a little bit tricky with the dividers when I was pouring the soap batch into the «mold» – but I’m still happy with the result.

My recipe: 50% Olive oil, 30% Coconut oil, 10% Shea butter, 10% Cocoa butter.

 

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Fragrance: Black Amber FO from Bramble Berry. Micas from Mad Oil’s

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My swirltool

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Striped Marple/Mantra swirls – rehearsal…

Basil & Citrus EO

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As you can see, I modified my swirltool for my entry soap, and I got a different result.

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Happy Soaping

Yvonne 🙂