August Soap Challenge
This month’s challenge was titled the ” Holly Swirl” after Holly Bailey who first demonstrated this swirl-in-a-swirl technique. It was great fun and something I really want to add to some of my soaps going forward. Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks has been leading these wonderful challenges encouraging us all to push the envelope on our talents. I was very pleased with how it turned out.
The exciting part was cutting it the next day to see how the bars came out!
I used alkanet powder for the purple and nettle powder for the green and added some titanium dioxide to brighten the white. I scented it with Lavender-Peppermint and a touch of Rose Geranium and it smells wonderful!
Love your choice for natural colorants!
Thanks Natalia, love the combo of colors on your soaps also, agree I want to use this technique more too!
I love your soap….it’s gorgeous 🙂
Dianne thank you and love your black/white contrast. Love these challenges, really push the envelope!
Gorgeous! Shows what you can do with natural colourants. Beautiful swirl 🙂
thanks so much Gail! Trying to keep it natural but love colors of micas too! :o)
Shannon @ SmelliciousSoaps
Your colors are very fitting for the fragrance… great job!
Shannon just saw your soaps and video- love your colors also, must smell wonderful! Great videos, you and Amy are so great in that dept. I must learn to do that sometime and DIVE in! :o)
So pretty, Marilyn! I haven’t ventured into the natural colorants because they seem so unpredictable…this looks fantastic!! Great contrast!
thanks so much & thanks Amy for the challenge~ want to play with this technique more!
I have not had good luck using alkanet but your color contrast is really nice. Love your essential oil choice too.
thank you! You need to be careful with an alkanet infusion as it can stain a counter top but it wears away with time. Ask me how I know- those little purple circles from my jar! :o)
Your inner swirl is great! This is a beautiful example of the Holly Swirl.
thank you so much! I was worried about it as I had thought the base was too hard. Thank you! :o)
Very pretty swirl! I love how the soap turned out.
thank you and love your blog!