Saturday, July 14, 2012

Swirled Hot Process Soap

I thought I would try a 6-color swirl today using the hot process method. It was a bit challenging to get the colors all mixed with the hot soap, and get them combined quick enough before the soap started to set up, but it all worked out in the end. I was going to layer the soap originally, and I had started to spoon all the colors into the mold but then changed my mind for some reason and dumped the half-full mold back into my soap pot, which actually really helped the colors swirl and combine more. I ended up adding all the rest of the colors into the pot and swirling them, and then poured the soap back into the mold. All the colorants are oxides and ultramarines, except for the red, which was a non-bleeding liquid colorant. I also added TD to my base soap, I think that helps to keep the colors a bit brighter in HP soap:


  1. Thanks Laura! Not sure whether I could repeat it, or if it was just a fluke!

  2. Sorry what's TD? I am not good with abbreviations :-) I have never seen a nicer hot process soap before! Nice job!

    1. Hi Jax! TD = titanium dioxide. Thanks so much for the nice compliment! :)



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