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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Holly Swirl

Amy´s Soap Challenge Club Part 3 -  the theme for this month is Holly Swirl. A technique that looks beautiful and that I have never tried, so I am in.


It took me a while to get inspiration for this soap. I had several ideas but none of them felt to be just the right one for this particular design. I went through my fragrances and nothing really caught my attention apart from Seaweed and Juniper FO. I haven´t used it so far, it has this kind of air-freshner like scent and I think it would be challenging to create a nice blend with it. So again no idea.


Walking, looking, feeling....finally an idea came to my mind.


I mixed the shades using oxides and micas, used my standard colouring-and-swirling recipe. And used the Seaweed and Juniper FO, a blend with Yellow Mandarin EO, Lavender, Cucumber FO and Cedarwood EO. I am really pleased with the result, the soap looks almost the same like in my mind and I like the scent as well, it´s very nice on skin after washing.


Fresh marine scent with a soft touch of Mandarin and Lavender, and an anchor of earthy Cedarwood. Creamy soap with buttermilk and pink clay.

Looking forward to seeing all the other soaps, I have already seen some of them...beauty. Thanks Amy!


24 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks amazing....love the colours you used :)

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  2. Wow, I wish I could smell your soap, what a lovely scents combination!love your add of pink clay!
    Beautiful soap, Barbara!

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    1. Oh thank you, I think the scent develops nicely with time, I like it more and more.

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  3. Beautiful soap!

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  4. Beautiful soaps! And the ash on the top makes the soaps look even more interesting. When I red how you described the scent mixture, it was like I wanted to smell the air if I could catch some of that scent :)

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    1. Thank you, I think the same about the ash, I get ash a lot as I like butters, esp. with shea butter - but in this soap I think it really adds to the look.

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  5. Beautiful soap. It sounds like the scent suits the colours perfectly :)

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    1. Thank you, I aimed for a little more distinct swirls but did not want to use TiO2 this time (I don´t like its feel and prefer to go without it when possible) + my soap moved quite fast but anyway I like the decent swirl as well.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely blend - I would love to get a whiff! Swirls are gorgeous as usual. :)

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  8. Beautiful! The colors and look match your fragrance blend!

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  9. Oh, I would love to smell your soap! Very nice color choices for the swirls.

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    1. Thank you, I am also pleased with the colours - they came out exactly as I intended.

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  10. Very striking soap! The scent combo sounds very pleasant and intriguing. Love the end result.

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  11. Beautiful soap! I love the color combination.

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  12. Lovely! I like the colour combination - very striking!

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  13. Love it! The color combo really makes this soap pop! =)

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