The Week 9 soap challenge issued by Amy of Great Cakes Soapworks was to create peaked tops on soap. It looks like a pretty simple technique, but I think I’m going to have to work on it some more! I do like the way my tops turned out, but I think practice will make them even better.
The first soap I made was with a new recipe again, and I used my newest Peach Nectar fragrance oil. This soap traced really quickly, and the fragrance most certainly accelerated trace. I did a peach and pink in-the-pot swirl, but I had to create holes in the peach base to get the pink to the bottom of the pot! Then I had to work quickly to slap it all in the mold! I didn’t have to wait at all to create the peaks since the soap was setting up so fast.
The final product turned out really nicely considering the troubles I had.
Honestly, I was thankful not to have soap on a stick, and I can’t believe there are actually swirls in the bars!
While I was on a roll, I decided to try making another soap, once again with a new recipe and a new scent. This time I chose White Tea & Ginger, and it smells fantastic! I used titanium dioxide in the soap base and attempted to make a brownish/peachish ginger color to swirl in the mold. Much like my first soap, this one accelerated really quickly as well! I didn’t make very dramatic peaks in this one, but I really like the results. And the colors turned out really beautiful. This scent is becoming a fast favorite of mine!
My Peach Nectar and White Tea & Ginger soaps are curing side-by-side, and the smell is wonderful! I may have to try mixing these two fragrances! So yummy and fresh that I want to take a bite! Take a look at the other pretty peaked tops here. Thanks for stopping by!