For the November Soap Challenge Club I actually made (or tried to make) 3 different soaps. Snowfall and Cranberry Orange Swirl will be in this post, and the soap I actually entered (Lavender and Basil) is in the previous post. I also made a couple of other batches; one for the design of the Cranberry Orange Swirl batch and a big batch of Vanilla, Oatmeal, Milk and Honey for my family for Christmas. Here are some videos and details for those soaps!
Snowfall 2013: One of my favorites by far, and loved by everyone who I've sent a sample to!. This was the first soap I did for the November Challenge, and probably the one I SHOULD have entered!
Colourants: super pearly white mica, ultraviolet blue colourant [Brambleberry], coral reef blue mica [TKB], and violet mica [Conservatorie]
Next up was Orange Cranberry Swirl which was to be my second try at the squeeze bottle designs challenge. I decided to do a small batch of citrus (see 'citrus seize') and use part of that to do the squeeze bottle design so I could let it set up while I made the main part of the soap. As you'll see in the second video here that plan didn't work so well!
Orange Cranberry Swirl:
Colourants: super pearly white mica, fizzy lemonade colourant, copper sparkle mica [Brambleberry], ruby red mica [Conservatorie]
Colourants: fizzy lemonade colourant, copper sparkle mica [Brambleberry], ruby red mica [Conservatorie]
Fragrance: orange 10X [Brambleberry], grapefruit essential oil, lime essential oil [Essential Depot]
It may not have gone quite as planned, but I still love the way the soap turned out, and OMG it smells YUMMY!
I also made a 5 lb batch of soap to disperse amongst my family members this Christmas. I wanted to do something a little less fancy and a little more homey.
Vanilla, Oatmeal, Milk and Honey:
Fragrance: vanilla select, oatmeal, milk and honey [Brambleberry], lime essential oil [Essential Depot]
Additives: local honey [sorry, no website for them], coconut milk powder, colloidal oatmeal [Brambleberry]
Cutting video for Orange Cranberry Swirl and Vanilla, Oatmeal, Milk and Honey to follow... as soon as it finishes "processing" with youtube!