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Mantra Swirl Cut

Finally, as promised, here is my entry into the Soap Club Challenge hosted by Amy Warden of  Great Cakes Soapworks:


It took three attempts to get to this stage (I’ve already written about my first two failures so I’m not going to dwell on them again :0) – suffice to say it really was a challenge!)

First I divided the mould into three lengthwise using cardboard. Then I divided my soap batter (made with olive, coconut, avocado, rice bran and castor oils plus shea butter)  into three equal portions and coloured one with titanium dioxide, one with hydrated green oxide and one with yellow CP soap colour.

Then one colour was poured into each section – I could have done with a third hand at this stage but just about managed it without too much mess!

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The carefully pulled out the cardboard dividers:

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and swirled the top:

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The soap is fragranced with a blend of Lemon and Peppermint essential oils, and smells wonderful – citrussy and fresh – just perfect for a Summer’s day!

I’ll end with a quick thank you to Amy for organising this challenge. This was my first time participating, but I’ve loved getting involved and seeing everyone else’s entries, so I’m sure it won’t be the last.

16 thoughts on “Mantra Swirl Cut

  1. Beautiful mantra swirl!


  2. Beautiful swirls! Great colors!

    1. Thanks Sharon – I was really pleased with how the colours came out

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Very nice! Great job! 🙂

  5. Love the teal and yellow together. The scent sounds wonderful, nice job!

    1. Thank you Leilani

  6. Love the colours and you achieved a beautiful swirl 🙂

    1. Thanks Dianne!

  7. love colors and scent. Well done for the mantra.

    1. Thank you! I got there in the end!

  8. Great job!! You definitely pulled it off – 3rd time is the charm, right? 😉 I’ve never tried lemon with peppermint before – sounds very refreshing!

    1. Thanks Amy – and thanks so much for setting up the challenge. I’ve really enjoyed participating – roll on the next one!!

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