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« on: February 20, 2010 03:18:47 PM »

This is my first moderately successful attempt at swirling!



I'm pretty excited.  I'm still pretty clueless about the whole thing, and my attempts to swirl in the pot inevitably turn into muddled mushes.  Layered this one in the mold and then poked at it with a spoon... hooray!

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A mint garden soap, speckled with powdered parsley and basil (that I grew, dried, and ground myself--DIY power!)




Aaaaaaaaand a charcoal soap!



The tops aren't actually that grey... thanks, camera.

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 04:55:37 PM »

Those look great! I love "and then poked at it with a spoon" LOL!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 07:12:08 PM »

I think they look great.  What did you use for the charcoal soap? er...I mean where did you get charcoal for it? I have heard you can get some at pet stores but since I really don't know what to get I haven't tried it. Did you do cphp?
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010 02:20:43 AM »

I love that the additions came from your own garden!

The swirls are lovely, and I can't wait to see what you can do as you learn more little ticks to help it be even more awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010 04:34:21 AM »

Ooh pretty swirling! Are they scented?
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010 04:03:06 PM »

Thanks, everyone!

I'd love any pointers on swirling.  I did a batch yesterday where I was able to drizzle & swirl on the tops of the bars... looks LOVELY!  The middle is still a smudge, but I'm learning.

Lique, I got the charcoal from Whole Foods--definitely not the cheapest source out there, and definitely the most obnoxious (my Whole Foods only had charcoal in capsule form, so I spent about ten minutes pulling gel capsules apart).  I've seen it online, though I always cringe at the shipping costs.....
The mint is CPOP, and the other two are CP.

Donnevita: Thanks!  They are scented.  The swirly one is dragonsblood, the mint is a bunch of herbal essential oils (mint, rosemary and lavender) and the charcoal one is WSP's black amber musk, which is sexy, spicy and CHEAP--a real winner!  My apartment smells heavenly....
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010 06:12:17 PM »

Here's a tute I did for swirling-- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306958.0

I forget what charcoal soap is used for specifically? A certain skin condition?
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010 07:26:22 PM »

Nice work! The swirls are great, but the charcoal soap is my favorite. The color is so rich! I'm a fan of tar soaps, too, though so maybe I'm just weird. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010 06:17:25 AM »

I've actually never used a charcoal soap before--just saw them at Lush and felt envious/challenged ("oh yeah? well, I can put weird stuff in MY soap, too!").  Is it good for skin conditions?  I've read that it's a really awesome oil absorber.  Hopefully it won't be too drying... I'm totally in love with the scent.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010 01:04:25 PM »

felt envious/challenged ("oh yeah? well, I can put weird stuff in MY soap, too!").  Is it good for skin conditions?  I've read that it's a really awesome oil absorber. 

Haha, one of the best reasons ever to make soap! Weird stuff FTW! I'll have to google it when I'm feeling less lazy, I was thinking it was good for something specific but can't remember  Grin
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