Sunday, February 1, 2015

Raspberry Swirl CP Soap

 I wanted to make at least one batch of Cold Process soap before January was over and I managed to do it at the very end of the month. This soap was made Friday the 30th and cut last night on the 31st.

I didn't try anything new, I used my usual recipe with some Pink Ultramarine Colourant made darker with some Pink Mica and Sweet Raspberry fragrance. I used my trusty hanger to swirl the soap, the hanger is pictured at the bottom of this post.
Receipe (for 3 lbs)
340 grams Coconut Oil
298 grams Palm Oil
75 grams Coco Butter
370 grams Olive Oil
156 grams Lye
404 grams Distilled Water
I coloured a little less than half the soap, I actually had one container with medium pink and another container with a darker pink but it all turned out about the same shade. The layering went white, medium pink, white, darker pink and then white.

 I swirled my hanger a little differently this time, kind of looping it up and down across the  soap. I thought I would get loops of colour but it didn't really happen. I like the way it turned out though.
And below is the hanger I made. I have some wooden skewers taped to the bottom. If you're interested in swirling with a hanger there are lots of great videos on You Tube.
Thanks for stopping by and reading!


  1. Hi Sari; how do you make the hanger for swirling? I would like to try doing this. Thanks, Sandy Vanderveen

    1. That's just a wire clothes hanger that I bent into that shape, I made it the length of my mold. I taped a couple of bamboo scewers across the bottom (chopsticks would work too) to thicken it up a little. Let me know how it goes! Sari