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!
Kids love play dough and kids love bath time! Why not combine the two and make play dough soap that they can play with in the bath? Keeps them busy just that little longer!
The last in the mica colour test series, purple is particular important for the ever popular lavender soap. However, it has always been a difficult colour to achieve in cold process soap, one reason many soap makers turn to micas for this colour.
Dusting mica between the layers will add a touch of sophistication to your soaps. But the real star of this soap is the three dimensional mica swirling on the surface to recreate the movement of the waves in the ocean.
Sunshine, joy, happiness, cheerful, those are all words we associated with yellow. This week, I’ll be looking at how yellow and orange mica behaves in cold process soap.
Creating swirly mica tops on your soaps looks a lot harder than it is, and the result is simply stunning! The surface of the soap is usually a just as important as the soap itself, and learning a technique that will create beautiful tops is very handy, especially since it leaves a lot of room for creativity.
Inspired by the name of the soap fragrance, Love Spell, this soap features plenty of magic with a gorgeous magenta swirl in its centre and gold swirling on top. The techniques used here are drop swirling and mica swirl painting.