I’m not a fancy person. My daily uniform is jeans and a black tank top (of which I own seven). When I put on make-up, it’s eye liner and that’s it. I do appreciate beautiful things though — especially beautiful things of nature. And acts of love and kindness.
I have been teaching basic soap-making for a few years now (just 3 times a year or so) and I have been promising my soaping students that I will offer a “fancy soap” advanced class. Well, the day of the “swirls and layers” class is quickly approaching and so I needed to put together an array of options for my soaping students to pick from when they come. Here are photos of a soap design that is inspired from Anne-Marie Faiola’s Soap Crafting book — I LOVE this book.
She has a design called “Funnel Pour” in the book. I tweaked it a bit. She uses a funnel to pour 5 different colored soap batters into the same spot. The result is a neat-looking swirl. I only used 3 colors and I didn’t use a funnel; I just free-handed my pour. I aimed for the same spot with each pour. I counted to 3 for each pour.
Here is what the soap looks like before I unmolded it:
Here is what it looks like unmolded:
Here is what the inside looks like when I cut the loaf into 3 equal pieces:
Here are the final cut pieces showing off the unique swirls: