Ultra-Thin Horizontal Swirls | September Soap Challenge Club

For our September Soap Challenge Club, we learned another fun technique from a fantastic from guest teacher Tatiana Serko of Creative Soaps by Steso.

Watch the video to see how I made my entry soap and read more about the rest of the process below.


I made four attempts this month because I enjoyed this technique so much!

I might have gotten better results with a slab mold larger than 6x6, but was too lazy to make one, and the new ones I ordered didn't make it in time.

I scented my entry soap with an essential oil blend of grapefruit, lavender, black pepper, patchouli, and tangerine. 


 
I made six colors with mixes of natural colorants for the swirls of purplish-mauve, pink, orange, tan, dark green, and light green. (Purple Brazilian clay, spinach powder, French green clay, rose kaolin clay, pink Brazilian clay, red Moroccan clay, and cocoa powder).
 

 

For the first three attempts, I tried to cut three horizontal bars instead of squares, and I didn't realize until cutting the third batch that one of the bars didn't have the swirl going in the correct direction to match the other two. 

Here are the bars from the first three batches I made.

Batch 1:

Batch 2:

Batch 3:

Thank you to Amy Warden & Tatiana Serko for another fun month of challenging soap making! 

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