West Indian sandalwood soap – secret feather swirl

Sandalwood soap

Well, I knew that I’d need to try the secret feather swirl again soon – but I did manage to hold out until I’d got my husband to help me make a new mold that would allow me to make the longer, more elegant version of the swirl in a vertical mold.   We made the mold very simply out of pine, … Continue reading

Repurposing soap – “curls” and “mosaic” embeds

Mosaic soap

Soaping is a great creative outlet, and I love trying out new pouring or swirling techniques, molds, natural colouring agents and essential oils.  Most of the time, I end up with beautiful soap.  But every now and then something goes wrong, and the soap doesn’t look great.  Up until now, we’ve just used up the “less than beautful” experiments at home ….. … Continue reading

The “secret feather swirl” – my first attempt

Secret feather swirl

I love discovering and trying new soap swirling techniques, so was really excited this week to find one I hadn’t seen before.  And of course, after watching the video on the technique, I wanted to try it ASAP!  Here’s a photo of the “original”: This technique was called the “secret feather swirl” on the Mini’s Seifen blog (http://miniseifen.blogspot.co.at/).  And from … Continue reading