Candy cane swirl melt and pour

You will often hear that melt and pour soaps are unsuited for swirls. While it is true that the usual swirling techniques used in cold process soaps can’t be applied to melt and pour soap bases, there are ways to achieve really cool swirling effects in melt and pour. Using one such technique results in this yummy candy cane swirl soap, perfect for a last minute Christmas gift!

Holly Berry soap

Sometimes a fragrance is just too beautiful not to be used. Even if it can and most likely will cause your soap to seize. Holly Berry fragrance from Candlescience is one such fragrance, which I love and really wanted to use in a soap. Soaping at low temperatures and working very fast, I created this gorgeous Christmas soap, and it wasn’t so difficult after all!

Noel soap

Noel is a castile soap that reminds me of Christmas times of past. Memories, family celebrations, faded photographs, hues of gold, green and red, the star on the Christmas tree, and a scent that lingered wherever you would go. The soap has a green and red swirl, which stands out against the white soap. I also introduce a new technique, the push swirl, which is a good swirling method for soap that has thickened.