Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge Club continues this month with the Mantra Swirl. I elected to do the original technique which meant cutting the soap log horizontally and then cutting the individual bars. Here is a picture of one of the ‘sides’ before I cut it.
Don’t you just love that moment right after you cut? I was really pleased with my first attempt and I’m already planning my next batch. Unfortunately, my white crackled a bit – but we’ll just call that visual interest .
I did notice that I got fewer bars of soap out of my log. This produced 8 where I usually get 10. I’m interested to see if this is just me, or if others had the same experience.
Here is another photo (sorry for the bad light – the pictures were taken at different times) ….
The colors used are a custom blend of blue and copper micas. The fragrance is bergamot and tarragon, which is a very green. I’m looking forward to seeing the other entries as well as participating in the next challenge.
Until next time – bon savon!