Spinning Swirl Soap Challenge

This month's soap challenge by Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks was the spinning swirl.  It looked pretty dang easy on Amy's tutorial, but I found it to be a challenge!  It took me three attempts to get something that resembled the spinning swirl.

For my first attempt I totally overheated the soap and ended up with an oily mess.  For my second attempt my soap batter got too thick and I couldn't swirl it at all. For my third and final attempt the soap batter was too runny, but at least I was able to spin it.  Honestly, I'm just not a fan of slab molds or slab soap designs. My tops get sticky or full of ash and I don't like that.  I usually cut the tops off.

I scented the soap with Brambleberry's blackberry sage since it behaves so well.  I colored it with peacock, 3 olive martini, and vanna white from mad oils.  Also black pearl from nurture soap supplies.  I'm pretty sure I used a lot and my soap pouf thing will be very colored!

I was thrilled with the top and was hoping the inside would be just as beautiful.


But then I think I overheated it and the top went haywire!  Nooooo!


So I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best when I cut it.








Well, not too shabby.  This was definitely a fun challenge and it actually gave me some ideas for future soap designs.  I absolutely love the color combination and love that there are really unique designs in the soap.  I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!

Happy soaping!

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  1. I love the contrast in your colors and the swirls are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to try this color combo again.

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  2. Not too shabby indeed! You got great results.

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  3. Beautiful! I have most of those colors and will definitely try the combination out. Great contrast!

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  4. It's so groovy!!! :) Really pretty, fluid swirls and that color combo is amazing!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I definitely think the top looks groovy. LOL! I would've loved that design throughout.

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  5. Love how different each bar is - uniquely different. Pretty.

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    1. Thank you! That's what I love about this design, how different each bar is.

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  6. This is really cool, it's like looking at the Earth from outer space. Brilliant!

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    1. That is the best and most creative compliment ever! Thank you!

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  7. Beautiful soap Milla, the colors are so pretty together, and your swirls look great, third time was the charm!

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    1. Thank you! I just could not give up on the one!

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  8. Wow, that's beautiful, Milla! Third time's a charm. I'll have to add the spin swirl to my to-try list!

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    1. Thank you! It is a fun technique.

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  9. Holy moly - your colors are amazing! So pretty!

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely use those colors again!

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  10. I am enormously impressed! I'm not a fan of slab molds either, but I think it would be worth it for those results! :)

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    1. Thank you! I need to work on not overheating my slab mold soaps. I want them to gel, but they work so differently than log molds.

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  11. That's gorgeous! I love the colours you chose and the way the blend so beautifully in the swirl.

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  12. I LOVE the colors you chose, what a great combination, and the swirl is amazing! Great job! :)

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