Spinning Swirl Soap Challenge…….Gah!!!!

Hello friends!  My name is Stephanie and I am from Chelsea, Michigan.  I am a stay at home Mom of 3 littles, ages 4, 2 1/2 & 1!! Crazy, I know!  And I have been soapmaking for about 3 years now.  This year I decided to try using more colorants & micas and my soap has become a bit of an artistic expression.  I am really enjoying learning new techniques and this challenge has been a good learning experience!

This is my first soap challenge and I have been pretty nervous and obsessing over it.  It’s crazy how you get a game plan all in your head, set out your colors in order of the pour you want and it gets all jumbled up at about the 4th pour.  You are just trying to get all the batter in your mold at that point so you can spin before it thickens up too much on you!  Good gravy it is just nuts!  This is my second batch and I almost did a third but I thought a third batch would fry my brain for sure!

I used a FO called Energy from Brambleberry, micas from Mad Oils and a very slow-moving recipe.  When I picked my FO & colors I was hoping to go for a very retro looking soap.  But it took a totally different turn….

When I popped the soap out of my cardboard box mold, the song Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys popped into my head.

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I loved it so much I didn’t want to cut it.  I am pretty pleased with the swirl and it smells awesome!  I am so glad I did this challenge!  It has pushed me on a few different levels and I am eager to join another challenge!  Thank you for checking me out!  Good luck soapers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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21 thoughts on “Spinning Swirl Soap Challenge…….Gah!!!!

  1. Amy Warden says:

    Sooo cool, Stephanie!!! Whatever order you poured your colors, it looks amazing. I’m so glad you joined us too! Next month is going to be a totally different technique – can’t wait!!

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