Even after watching Amy Warden’s great instructional videos, and reading about Tatsiana Serko beautiful soap making, studying and printing the material I just miss things. Ha Ha! So much creativity and grace in Tatsiana’s soap making process and in her blog. I’m not graceful so, I had to figure out… yes, those are not different sized dots dancing in the Dancing Funnel Soaps. Here are my soaps that I was able to make for the Dancing Pipe Challenge. I use a flat crafters choice silicon mold 1701 for these soaps and the same oil recipe changing additives for the different soaps. The soap was mixed by hand using a whisk to the emulsion state and then fragrance was added. The soap was divided and color was added and soap was put in plastic squirt bottles at a 1:4 dot to outline soap ratio. After pour the soap was oven processed at 170 degree for 30 minutes then the oven was turned off and the soap was kept the oven over night. My next blog about making new soap will start with the one I submitted to the challenge I will go backwards and try not to babble and keep it short 🙂
Cosmos Soap One
I thought I would put all sizes in my first funnel soap for fun even counting one, one, one, One-two-three ect:). We also hand mixed this soap no stick blender to emulsion and then put the soap in plastic bottles. I mixed my color before I put my soap in the bottles for poring. I did not mix up enough soap (color) and didn’t expect matching to be a problem but it was. I put the soap in a 170 degree oven for one hour turned the oven off left the soap in the oven overnight. Unmolded and cut the next day. I flew through making this soap and forgot to take pictures of this soap the mold. The soap came out quite fun even though it had some disqualifying flaws 😉 !!
Cosmo Soap Ingredients: Avocado Oil , Castor Bean Oil, Olive oil , Coconut Oil, Shea Butter: Additives, silk, sodium lactate, Brazen Hussy, Neon Orange, Twilight (Mad Oil Mica’s) I ran out of soap and had to mix up more color and did not mix the color for second batch the same shade of red the same as the bottom so I ended up drawing inside of the circles the with the new color and I had fun so much fun I forgot my essential oils. I can not wait to make this again.
Bodacious Blue Dancing Funnel Soap Two
This time I took another approach by going over Amy’s videos again and really loving the first soap. I wanted to do it again but in a more organized manner I picked out a color theme from the internet printed a hard copy of my reference material and taped it on a Masonite board, and created a color board. Yes, I know same color scheme but different, I like red!
I also love the blues in this soap they are truly neon blue and lovely. Bodacious Blue Soap Ingredients: Olive oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, Castor Bean oil, lye, water, sodium lactate, Neon Orange, Brazen Hussy red, Twilight micas (Mad Oils), Bodacious Neon Blue (Mica and More) Kaolin clay, silk, sodium lactate, Loving Spell fragrance oil (FO) Natures Garden.
The tops of the soaps were oily; this was the oiliest of all of the batches, maybe because it was a smaller batch of soap with the same processing. The oil soaked back in all the soaps almost right away I have questions about this. Hum On the left you have the carefully planed soap and on the right not planed I think I like both.
All Natural Dancing Funnel Soaps
Big Dot Camo Soap Three
This time I wanted to see what the color combination of just plain soap alternated in the design next to dots colored with Zinc Oxide. I alternated the center colors for the soap always keeping the outside dot Spirulina green through the soap. Ingredients: Olive oil, Coconut oil, avocado oil, castor oil, shea butter, lye, water,silk, Sodium Lactate, Spirulina, Zinc Oxide, Eucalyptus essential oil. Put in the oven 170 degrees then turned the oven off and left the soap in the oven overnight. The soap looks organic, the soap looked velvet on the top and a wonderful design! what joy! We have big dot camo soap that did not come out looking at all like Dancing Funnels, then the second batch came out great with little same size funnel pours with two color Spirulina dots and a rim of cocoa brown around the green dots for a happy Dancing Funnel soap below that really shines :}
Natural Eucalyptus Camo Soap Four
The camouflage soap was the next and this is my favorite soap out of the challenger but I’m not finished yet!! .Ingredients: Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, shea butter, caster oil. Additives Silk, Sodium Lactate, Cocoa Powder, Zinc Oxide, Spirulina, Eucalyptus essential oil. Yes finally figured out that the same size circles strategically place would be the thing to do. I loved the way this soap turned out eucalyptus soap how cool is that! It would be great in pink:} .
Natural Camo Soap five
The third soap is a charm, I decided to change the design by not using al planer, filling the mold up to full capacity, and only using one color value. Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, castor bean oil, shea butter, lye, water, silk, sodium lactate, kaolin clay, Spirulina powder, zinc oxide, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Cedarwood essential oils
Natural Camo Soap SIX no zinc oxide
In the oven on a late Thursday night I whipped up another batch of Dancing Funnel Camo Soap just like Camo number 5 but with NO zinc oxide. I read the MDS on zinc oxide and it is not a natural ingredient, it is a great in skin products for sun protection. Ingredients: Coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, caster bean oil, shea butter, sodium lactate, silk, cocoa powder, Spirulina powder, pink and white kaolin clay, eucalyptus essential oils. I have had a great time learning during this challenge and I cant wait to see all of the beautiful soaps that have been created. Here are the pictures from that last batch with no zinc oxide the Clay works fine, it is easier for me to incorporate into my soaps. However, if you are out in the sun don’t forget your sunscreen ! So here ya go Dancing Funnel soap Camo 6, just like batch 5 with no zinc unplaned and smelling of Eucalyptus. I love this technique !!! thank you for sharing it with us Tatsiana Serko and Amy Warden.