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« on: March 02, 2010 03:20:25 PM »

Soapers and soaprettes, I am proud to present... SWIRLS!



This was done using the swirl-in-the-pot method, with the proper combination of oxide, cursing, and making vain promises to the soaping gods.  It smells like woodsmoke, vanilla, cherry, pine and cinnamon.  I keep thinking of it as "the goth soap."

Prelude to the goth soap:



I think the FO I was using accelerated trace a smidge.  But it came out looking like a stormy sky, which I kind of love (& fittingly, was done with WSP's Stormy Night dupe, which smells like rain-drenched heather & hyacinth--a light, clean floral).

Aaaaand maybe not exactly a swirl:



Scented with an ocean FO and, after a friend complained that it wasn't oceanic enough, a healthy dose of kelp.  So now I've got the verisimilitude down... only trick is finding someone who wants to bathe in seaweed. ;P (BF says it smells like a sushi restaurant.  Some people really love the ocean, right?)

DONE RAMBLING NOW OKAY.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010 03:35:48 PM »

beautiful soaps, I love the swirls you managed to get in these.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010 04:06:52 PM »

nice job!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 04:15:54 PM »

lol, love em! The goth one sounds great! Did you make that combo up or was it a blend you bought?
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010 04:17:53 PM »

Whoa, so pretty!  You did an amazing job, all of your soaps are gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 06:55:22 AM »

awesome color combos Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010 07:22:10 AM »

Yay, thanks everyone!  I am pretty excited.

MareMare: the woodsmoke/vanilla/raspberry is an FO, to which I added pine & cinnamon EOs (glad I did, too--the FO's faded a bit).  It made the apartment smell very homey, though I worried that the neighbors would call the fire department.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010 07:46:46 PM »

I love the swirls, great job and I wish I could smell it.  All of them look great, you are a pro and be sure to keep those soap fairies locked up. Wink


Let us know how the one with cinnamon goes as cinnamon is known to be a skin irritant.  I LOVE cinnamon but don't use it b/c I'm to afraid it will bother my skin. Sad
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 03:47:27 AM »

I like the first one the best because of the scent combos you used..it sounds to me like it would smell like camping Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010 09:25:44 AM »

Thanks, y'all!

Lique, I think the cinnamon EO should be all right--I used about 5 drops ppo!  Just enough for a spicy hint.  It is scary stuff, though... I'm always a little wary of cinnamon and clove for just that reason.
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