Update February 14, 2016. Woo Hoo! I won a Sponsor’s Choice award for this soap! Thank you Majestic Mountain Sage!
A new soap technique challenge with Amy Warden and Great Cakes Soapworks. Called the circling Taiwan Swirl (not too catchy, but it works) I only made one batch for this challenge. It’s being judged on the “lotus” that can show up on one end of the loaf. I personally like the the other parts of the swirl better. (but, I’m not in charge ;*)
I used a bastile recipe very high in olive oil so it would stay workable. I used purple, neon green, pink and blue micas to color my batter. I used a lavender, orange, patchouli blend to scent this. It stayed quite liquid and I really love the swirls on the other bars. (I can’t cut straight to save my life! You’ll see in the pictures.)
I waited till the very last minute (literally) to submit this; I was waiting for the sun to come up. The sun did not cooperate, so I used a light box to take photos. So, the colors are not as good as they would be outdoors. (The pink looks orange here.) Anyway, I love swirls and neon green and the other colors
These are the most true to color.
I had removed the original pics taken in a light box as the colors were really off. I decided to put them back as a comparison of natural light and artificial light. What a difference!