This two-colour column swirl is vibrant in scent and colour! It is scented with Bramble Berry Energy, a long time favourite and best seller, and a dream to soap with in Cold Process Soap, no acceleration issues even if you want to discount your water just a tad.
I guess this is a almost faux column pour, or perhaps a "column in a column" pour as I used up scraps of Melt and Pour Soap (which was long past it's best) to make a cylindrical embed for the centre of the column mould.
What you need:
- Your usual Cold Process Soaping equipment
- Mini mixer or milk frother for mixing colours - optional
- Two jugs, each to hold around 600g traced soap and still take the stick blender
- Small cups for the colour mixing
Colour Preparation - if you are using powdered colours:
Remove 5ml (1 teaspoon) Rice Bran Oil from the allocation and mix 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Citrus Orange Powder into the oil and stir to remove any dry particles
Remove 5ml (1 teaspoon) Rice Bran Oil from the allocation and mix 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Sunflower Yellow Powder into the oil and stir to remove any dry particles
Pour the cylinder of soap using Melt & Pour Soap scraps and allow to set
Unmould and fit inside the Column Mould and mark a point at the top rim of the mould on the soap cylinder for the skewer. It should be just touching the base of the mould or a mm above so that it hangs vertically within the cavity
Remove the embed cylinder from the Column Mould and carefully, using the spot you marked, with the cylinder placed on the bench, push the skewer through the soap so that it will sit stable on the top edge of the column mould
Chisel away the top of the soap cylinder to make a nice dull point
Replace it back in the mould ready to soap
If you have not made Cold Process Soap before, stop here! It's not the easiest recipe to begin your soapy journey with! See Instructions of Making Cold Process Soap from Scratch here
Prepare the soap as usual, don't forget to add the Sodium Lactate Plus to the lye water, then divide into the two jugs and mix the colourants in well with a mini mixer or spatula. You can use or or less colour if you want a more subtle colour.
For the yellow portion, add 1/4 Teaspoon Brites NG Yellow and half of the prepared mixture of Sunflower Yellow, mix through to check if this is dark enough
- Add half of the Energy Fragrance to this portion and mix through
Repeat for the orange portion, add half of the the prepared Citrus Orange and mix through checking for intensity
- Add the rest of the Energy Fragrance to this portion and mix through
Is your embed ready? This is what it should look like!
Now pour about two tablespoons of either colour over the top of the soapy cylinder
After this has run down, take a jug in each hand, and simultaneously pour the two jugs, one from each side (opposite each other), pour over the cylinder until the soap reaches the rim of the mould
Carefully remove the soap cylinder, taking care to pull it out vertically to achieve the sunrise effect
Top up the soap cylinder with some of the left over soap (the level will have dropped when you remove the embed)
Allow to gel which will deepen the colourant effect
- Leave the soap in the mould for several days and then remove and slice
If purchasing "Add to Trolley" you still need to purchase Sodium Hydroxide, Distilled Water and Olive Oil.