The recipe was the same one I used for the vibrant in the pot swirl soap and it seemed to turn out well, so maybe it will become my "go to" recipe !
23.9 oz olive oil
13 oz palm oil
10.4 oz coconut oil
3.12 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz castor oil
16.8 oz water
7.2 oz lye
I did a spoon line pour alternating colors throughout the loaf and again on top. I then marbled the top in a traditional marbling pattern and here are the results:
This soap should be cured and ready to use on: June 11th, 2012
It looks a bit muddy in this photo, but the colors really are distinct.
Seven colors mixed in blue solo cups (they were out of red !). I poured at a very, very light trace so it stayed pourable the entire time.
The seven colors used in this loaf were: Black (activated charcoal), aqua blue lab color, canary yellow oxide, spring green mica, tangerine orange lab color, violet purple mica and white (base mixed with titanium dioxide).
Here's a picture of the marbling effect on the top. I wish I had photos of spooning the lines of soap until this point, but I'd need a couple more arms to acccomplish that!
I can't wait to unmold this one - it's always a surprise to see what you have inside. It seems you can have a gorgeous top and a pretty plain interior, or you can end up with unique pieces - each a little different from the other. That's the magic !!
Here's the soap unmolded...still rough on the edges, but the colors didn't fade too much.
A shot of the side of the loaf. I could swear it says T i P V, but I have a vivid imagination. :-D
Cool colors on the bottom of the loaf ! It's still too soft to cut, so I'll give it a day or so. I broke down and ordered a cutter, so maybe it will arrive in time to test it on this batch.
My cutter arrived!! It cuts six bars at a time, which works for me because it doesn't take up as much counter space. Counter space is at a premium in my kitchen. Here are the results of the marbleized swirl soap. I think this one is my favorite so far....just because of the bright colors. I'll give this a try again.