Azt gondoltam, kiemelné a díszítő sávokat, ha maga a szappan tiszta fehér lenne. A legutóbbi recept szerint készült, sztearinsavval, selyemmel. A mintázás drop swirl szerint, szép csíkokban történt. Majdnem pórul jártam, a kiválasztott illatok (Aqua Fresh és Green Dream, humanity-s mindkettő) gyorsítanak, kezdett eléggé bekeményedni a massza, a végére a tetején már határeset. A tetejére glicerinben elkevert mica porral kerültek a cseppekből széthúzott fantázia-hullámok.
As many soapers, I also like to read about the monthly soap challenges of Great Casek Sopaworks. This time the topic is combining Melt&Pour with cold process soap base to create super designs. It is just a bit difficult, as MP stays liquid at a higher temperature than we normally mix soap. We do the swirling as we used to, but MP becomes solid as it is poured into the soap and likes to stick to the spoons, hangers, etc. Anyway it is a good fun, because MP parts are transparent and beautiful. It is worth trying, especially if you have seen some videos from Handmade in Florida, e.g. Sea Glassed or Sun Kissed - it can't be rejected.
I usually make soap with 500 grams of oils, which is not noo much- I measured 40-40 grams of Melt&Pour soap base (water clear) and melted in porcelain cups placed in boiling water. I added some drops of food colouring green and blue and tried to keep the MPs warm until the cold process soap mixture gets ready. I thought that some plain white soap base would highlight the colour swirls. I used my recent recipe with stearic acid and silk.
I made a drop swirl design. Houston almost had a problem, as the chosen fragrance oils (Aqua Fresh and Green Dream from Humanity webshop) started to thicken the whole mixture, and by the end it was really hard to finish nicely. On top the swirls are made with mica and glicerin drops.
The result is ... nice. But the colours of the M&P have changed, totally. :( I need to find better colouring.