Watermelon Soap and the July Soap Challenge
I decided to try the July Soap Challenge sponsored by Amy Warden at Great Cakes Soapworks . I had tried the May Soap Challenge which was to make a beautiful tear drop swirl in the middle of the soap bar. I tried three times to make a tear drop and ended up with a mountain one time and a space ship the next. It was fun trying and the fragrance I used smelled awesome ~ Bramble Berry’s Juniper Sage. So I have some interesting soaps to use and sell so all is good.
I was determined that for this challenge I would be successful. I studied the videos in the tutorial that Amy provided plus the ones that the original soapmaker had done. I went out and purchased my PVC couplings and planned out how I would be place in the mold. I was also determined to play and have as much fun as possible.
I chose Watermelon for my fragrance. My mind played with the design for a green and white base with splotches of pink and darker pink that would go inside the PVC couplings. I was so pleased that the soap did not thicken too quickly and remained fluid. I hit the right blend of oils with some cocoa butter. I separated my soap batter into 4 different colors~ green, white, darker and lighter shades of pink,
I was a bit nervous and trying to work quickly to get all poured into their appropriate areas. This was a bit of a race but I got it all done.
My granddaughter took some great pictures and her dog even photo bombed one of them. 🙂
I was so doing the happy soap dance afterwards ! I was so glad that I tried this challenge that at first seemed not possible to accomplish after what happened the last time. I was glad able to push through my uncertainty and also to just have fun with it!
Pushing the envelope outside your comfort zone can be a bit scary but so rewarding once you do it and it makes it easier to keep trying the next time.
What challenges or opportunities to push yourself have you tried lately?