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I set out my soapy ny res to start playing with colour and patterns. I’m now at the end of my soapy year, my cupboard is full so i have no room to cure any more til after Christmas - and darned if my OH didn’t buy me the most delicious aloe Vera and coconut water fragrance oil grr 😂

anyway here’s my pics. They need refining of course, I’m a little rough around the edges but that will happen in due course. My big take away is I’ve had fun, and my house smells lovely and I have lots of lovely soap to use. All soap is for personal use, I don’t sell. Perhaps in a few years time but I just love my hobby.

lemongrass/grapefruit and tea tree

lemongrass/grapefruit and tea tree - redone as I thought the first was ruined due a really fast thickening batter

spearmint and eucalyptus

the multi pic - top - lemongrass - an attempt at layering and creating a hanger swirl
Rose geranium and ylang ylang - pink clay used to colour
Second - lavender and mint - swirled in the mould
Cedarwood and bergamot with calendula petals
Third row - sweet pea - in the pot swirl
bluebell - swirled in the mould

finally there is Cedarwood and bergamot made in a rectangle mould and spun on a lazy Susan, and Rose geranium, lavender and ylang ylang - rose clay with black mica lines ( thinking I might try activated charcoal but wanted to test with a cheaper option first!)

thank you everyone who has helped and encouraged my soapy adventures this year!
 

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Thank you Mobjack and Zing 🤗 I’ve had an awesome soapy year. Next year I’m going to try refining and neatening up the patterns
And try to make a polka dot soap for the aloe Vera and coconut water fragrance oil. I’m already wondering if using a pipette will work to create the dots 🤔
 

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Thank you Mobjack and Zing 🤗 I’ve had an awesome soapy year. Next year I’m going to try refining and neatening up the patterns
And try to make a polka dot soap for the aloe Vera and coconut water fragrance oil. I’m already wondering if using a pipette will work to create the dots 🤔
I think your soaps look really great for it being your first year of color/patterns.

As for play with polka dot soap, a couple of options:

Polka Dot Soap I

Polka Dot Soap II & III

You can get Plastic Jumbo Straws on Amazon 100ct for $7.99. They are easy to cut and can be reused multiple times.
 

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Ohhhh, beautiful! May I ask what that silver color is in the mold with the blues - the circling swirl. How did it cure?
All lovely, but I think that is my favorite 🌸
Silver mica from a company called The Soapery. It’s cured lovely, still pretty new at 8 weeks cure but I’m getting a nice lather and the spearmint fragrance is lush. Can’t get any eucalyptus though sadly
 

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I think your soaps look really great for it being your first year of color/patterns.

As for play with polka dot soap, a couple of options:

Polka Dot Soap I

Polka Dot Soap II & III

You can get Plastic Jumbo Straws on Amazon 100ct for $7.99. They are easy to cut and can be reused multiple times.
Thank you for those links. I’m going to try the second one where she essentially creates embeds for a second soap. I’m thinking pale green and cream for aloe Vera and coconut water fragrance. Can’t wait til after Xmas to have a go!
 

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Thank you for those links. I’m going to try the second one where she essentially creates embeds for a second soap. I’m thinking pale green and cream for aloe Vera and coconut water fragrance. Can’t wait til after Xmas to have a go!
Both are on my 'bucket list' of soaps to try. I think pale green and cream sounds wonderful and then you can do a reverse.
 
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