Although last week’s winter storm was terrible for many people in the Atlanta metro area (kids trapped at schools overnight, kids trapped on school buses, people stuck in their cars overnight with temps in the low teens), I’m a Missouri girl at heart, and made sure I had a well stocked fridge and pantry so I joyfully looked forward to the snow. Since we this was the first significant snowfall in a couple of years, I was excited my kids would get to play in the glorious winter weather.
Since my hubby was home from school all week during Snowpocalypse, I also used this time to make soap, lots, and lots of soap! I had recently seen a technique on the Soap Queen’s blog called the impressionist swirl, and I was dying to give it a try. I made two batches using this technique. The 1st one was scented with lime and lavender (sorry no pics of that one yet), and it came out great. The 2nd one I did was scented with a certified 100% natural fragrance oil Vanilla Black Currant from Lebermuth. I love this scent since it’s sweet and creamy, but the vanilla content is low since it does not discolor much in soap, and it doesn’t accelerate trace.
This technique is very time consuming so make sure you use a recipe that is VERY slow moving since it does take a while to squirt out the soap, and it’s really messy too.
But, it’s SO worth it!
Here’s the final cut bars. What do you think?
I think this is a really cool new soaping technique, and I will do it again soon! My only regret is I didn’t think of using this color combo (cream, pink, and cherry red) about a month sooner. This would have made a perfect Valentine’s Day soap.