1st Attempt at Cosmic Swirl

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  1. Feb 19, 2019 #1

    DWinMadison

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    Lessons learned:
    Don’t pour from too long a neck (colors blend on the way down)
    You cannot balance dark and light color volumes equally
    I need to make smaller molds for test batches

    On the up side:
    I used my “found” GV shortening
    I learned a lot about color blending
    My first cpop experience was a win

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    I think most turned out nice despite the color blending.. Still worked :)
     
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    That’s more than gracious. Thanks.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for listing your lessons learned! That's very helpful, actually. I rather like them - at least some of them! lol
     
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    I’ll take a good drop swirl or simple hanger swirl and day. I was a great batch too. Perfect lye/water temp. No acceleration. I watched a YouTube that made it look easy. I used a really long-necked watering pitcher that was problematic from the start, and I split the colors into 4 equal parts, huge mistake. At least it smells awesome.
     
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    A very tricky technique. Good job.
     
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    Y’all are always encouraging. Icarus->Sun
     
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    I have yet to perfect this technique as well. My colors blurred too much together, but overall, it was a fun project and I need to give it a try again so I can work toward mastering it.

    What, if any, fragrance did you use? Congratulations on your first successful CPOP experience.
     
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    This brings up the topic of uses for less-than-ideal soap. One of the best things I've purchased in the past year or so is a shower foot scrubber. I use up not-so-awesome soaps by rubbing them on the bristles and scrubbing my tired-aching feet. It burns through a bar pretty quickly, but it's quite a luxury.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07898BJMJ/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
     
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    I like your lists :) Good job on the soap!
     
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    They look cool tho! Especially the ones on the bottom.
     
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    I think they are great. Those are the type of swirls that when you are in the shower, and water has gone through them, look stunning.
     
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    Well, not so sure about that....several of them look like someone mooned the copier at the office Christmas party :/ Yikes
     
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    Now that you mention it....

    :lol:
     
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    I took my liners over to a friends so he could make molds and am having him make a smaller slab mold 8x8x1. I wanna try this cosmic swirl but I want to try using pastel type colors--would it still be considered cosmic?
     
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    I love this idea!
     
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    Oh, I think I want one of those...
     
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    Yes - it's the technique :) I will say that contrasting colors work best.
     
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    lol I think you are too hard on yourself.
     
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    Love this soap!
     

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