Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wasabi Spoon Swirl

For all of you cold process soap makers, you have done or at least heard of many techniques to make your soap unique.  I have to ask, have you ever heard of spoon swirl?  According to Jenny of I Lather'd Be Soaping says to do a spoon swirl, at least two colors of soap are needed. Basically, soap is drizzled into a mold by the spoonful, alternating colors, until the mold is filled. It can take a good long while to spoon out all of the soap, but the effects are totally worth the effort. It is crucial to know your recipe and fragrance or essential oils well when attempting a spoon swirl. Both the recipe and the fragrance must be well-behaved in order to allow enough time to work. This is the time for tried-and-true soap recipes and fragrance/essential oils that won't accelerate, rice, or seize.

If you are interested in learning more about Jenny's spoon swirl technique, check out her blog entry titled, Wasabi Spoon Swirl.  For a full demo, check out her video in the article that shows how she did it.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I'm glad that you liked the post about the spoon swirl! And thank you so much for the shout-out for "I'd Lather Be Soaping" - I appreciate it! :)