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Life of a Glycerin River

Collection by Simply Candid Soaps

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As a soap maker dealing with glycerin rivers are very frustrating and unpredictable. We try our hardest to avoid them. What are glycerin rivers in cold process soap? It is the crackling effect and in my own experience the migration or separation of color that leaves a translucent effect in the bar. Why would we try so hard to avoid these? Well they have a mind of their own. You get them when you don’t want them and don’t get them when you do want them. All, some, or none at all!

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The challenge for February was more of a technical challenge as we discovered how to use the phenomenon of glycerin rivers as an intentional design technique. As most soapmakers have experienced gl… Soap Maker, Luxury Soap, Good Presentation, Soap Company, Raw Beauty, Best Soap, Rocky Road, Cold Process Soap, Organic Skin Care

Successful Glycerin Rivers

Successful glycerin rivers in the blue portion (water). I did not want rivers in the gravel (bottom) or air (top).

Prepping to induce glycerin rivers included additional water (white titanium dioxide mixture which is also a pigment) and the addition of blue pigment to create a water color. Blue Pigment, Soap Maker, Cold Process Soap, Rivers, Prepping, Create, Water, Life, Color

Prepping to induce glycerin rivers included additional water (white titanium dioxide mixture which is also a pigment) and the addition of blue pigment to create a water color.

Wrapped in towels, warm oven with light on, over night. Soap Maker, Cold Process Soap, Towels, Oven, Warm, Night, Life, Hand Towels, Towel

Wrapped in towels, warm oven with light on, over night.

Mounding the top to have more jar rim area. Soap Maker, Cold Process Soap, Spa, River, Food, Products, Essen, Meals, Yemek

Mounding the top to have more jar rim area.

Setting up the mold to narrow the fishbowl and aid in colored soap quantities. Soap Maker, Fishbowl, Cold Process Soap, River, Color, Round Fish Tank, Fish Bowl Vases, Colour, Aquarius

Setting up the mold to narrow the fishbowl and aid in colored soap quantities.