Soap Challenge August 2020- Layers and Drop Swirl

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Free Sorcery Soap Dough Recipe - Castor Oil

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My soap this month is inspired by Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle and this view of my massive cherry tomato plants.   I did brown ombre layers to represent the dirt with two colors of green in the drop swirls for the leaves and green tomatoes. I did just a couple drops of red throughout the drop swirls for the red tomatoes peeking through. Cherry Tomato Plant, Red Tomato, Tomato Plants, Green Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Swirls, Green Colors, Layers

Inspiration

My soap this month is inspired by Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle and this view of my massive cherry tomato plants. I did brown ombre layers to represent the dirt with two colors of green in the drop swirls for the leaves and green tomatoes. I did just a couple drops of red throughout the drop swirls for the red tomatoes peeking through.

My first attempt went ok. I used Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle. For this attempt, I divided my oils and lye into two parts for the layers and drop swirl. I mixed to trace between layers. This ended up not being the way to go as my layers were too hard to drop into and I had lots of tiny bubbles. Even with all the mixing, my white mica didn't mix in all the way! I also overdid the mica and the colors are very bright. To Trace, All The Way, Bubbles, Layers, Challenge, Soap, Gift Wrapping, Bright

Attempt 1

My first attempt went ok. I used Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle. For this attempt, I divided my oils and lye into two parts for the layers and drop swirl. I mixed to trace between layers. This ended up not being the way to go as my layers were too hard to drop into and I had lots of tiny bubbles. Even with all the mixing, my white mica didn't mix in all the way! I also overdid the mica and the colors are very bright.

For attempt 2 I tried to add an accelerating fragrance to the first 3 layers instead of separating. This worked much better even with an FO that barely accelerated (Fig Tree from Flaming Candle). The drops still have the Tomato Leaf FO in them. I love how this attempt turned out. The colors are more realistic. The top of the layers was a bit crunchy and I have some bubbles in the drop swirls but I'm still happy with it. I have learned to pour more next time if I want some larger drops. Fig Tree, 3 In One, Swirls, Larger, Bubbles, Fragrance, Challenge, Soap

Attempt 2 Entry Photo

For attempt 2 I tried to add an accelerating fragrance to the first 3 layers instead of separating. This worked much better even with an FO that barely accelerated (Fig Tree from Flaming Candle). The drops still have the Tomato Leaf FO in them. I love how this attempt turned out. The colors are more realistic. The top of the layers was a bit crunchy and I have some bubbles in the drop swirls but I'm still happy with it. I have learned to pour more next time if I want some larger drops.

I think the white looking spots are bubbles rather than mica. There was no white mica used in the drops. Colors are all from Nurture Soap: Mocha Brown, Winter White, Enchantment, Green Vibrance, and Trial by Fire. Mocha Brown, Winter White, Bubbles, Layers, Challenge, Soap, Fire, Colors, Green

Close up of Attempt 2

I think the white looking spots are bubbles rather than mica. There was no white mica used in the drops. Colors are all from Nurture Soap: Mocha Brown, Winter White, Enchantment, Green Vibrance, and Trial by Fire.

More soda ash but still cute! Ash, Soda, Planter Pots, Layers, Challenge, Drop, Cute, Gray, Layering

Attempt 2 Tops

More soda ash but still cute!

I ended up liking the tops of the first attempt better. They had less soda ash and the brighter green makes the red tomatoes really pop. Red Tomato, Bright Green, Tomatoes, Ash, Soda, Layers, Challenge, Drop, How To Make

Attempt 1 Top View

I ended up liking the tops of the first attempt better. They had less soda ash and the brighter green makes the red tomatoes really pop.

I thought soap dough tomatoes would be a good first try at soap dough and a way to put a touch of detail into my design. Thanks to Sorcery Soap for the free recipe! I placed them on top to stick with the beginner requirements. Free Food, Tomatoes, My Design, Layers, Challenge, Soap, Touch, Vegetables, Detail

Soap Dough Tomatoes

I thought soap dough tomatoes would be a good first try at soap dough and a way to put a touch of detail into my design. Thanks to Sorcery Soap for the free recipe! I placed them on top to stick with the beginner requirements.