Making a swirly soap

Here are a few pictures to give an idea how some of these snazzy designs are made.  Using a hanger to create designs in soap can be so striking.  I really enjoy this process and love the look of the soap.

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Heres’ my mold with my dividers all set up to pour the soap.    The dividers are cardboard covered with packaging tape.  There will be three different colors poured to create the design.

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Poured.   Through trial and error (emphasize error!)  I found I really need an extra set of hands when pouring the soap.  The dividers need to be held/stabilized while pouring or they will move and alter the pattern.  Curt graciously lent his hands and pouring skills to do this one.

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Dividers have been removed.  Next step is to swirl.  I use a wire hanger bent to the shape of the mold along one long side.  I move the hanger back and forth through the soap while moving towards the top.  (sorry I didn’t get a pic of this)

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The soap has been hanger swirled and the top swirled.

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The finished Mantra Swirled soap.  Scent is a fragrance called Crystal Blue.  Appropriate, I think.

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