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Cucumber Kiwi Cold Processed Soap Log
APN: RF-CPCKSL
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars
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 Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

This is an ITP swirl using Bramble Berry Cucumber and Kiwi Fragrance and Chrome Green Oxide blended with Brites for CP Yellow and poured into the super-easy to use-and-unmould Silicone Column Mould.

What is ITP? This is a Soaper's abbreviation for "In the Pot". This means you don't actually swirl the colour through the soap, the colour is simply poured into the main pot and the colours mix themselves as you pour the batch from the main soap pot into the mould.  A slab, column (vertical) or log mould are best for this kind of soap.

The most important thing with ITP style colouring is to avoid overtracing the soap. If it is too thick, it won't swirl well and will clump instead of flowing.  Also important is to use a Fragrance or Essential Oil that doesn't accelerate trace. (Just check the notes on each of our Fragrances so you know what to expect).

As this log is scented with Cucumber & Kiwi Fragrance, we coloured our batch with a combination of Chrome Green Oxide and Brites for CP Yellow to liven up the earthy chrome green oxide.  In the base portion 3/4 teaspoon White Pearl Mica lightens up the base nicely.

If you are comfortable pouring traced cold process soap into the vertical mould, the technique is relatively easy to achieve.  We do recommend you make a few batches before trying an ITP swirl with the vertical mould

Ingredients:

Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

Method:

If you are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap   For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions.  You can also watch Soap Queen's You Tube Series on Cold Process Soapmaking.

Prepare your workspace and set out the colours and fragrance ready to go
Ensure you have locked the tongue and groove's of the mould together securely, if in doubt you can use bulldog clips for extra security
Prepare the Chrome Green Oxide - 1/2 teaspoon with 2 teaspoons of water
Also prepare the White Pearl Mica, mixed 3/4 teaspoon with 2 teaspoons of distilled water
Set aside a spare mould, and a jug ready for the green portion (a container up to 1 Litre) for the green swirl colour
Bring soap to thin trace, and then pour approximately 1 - 2 cups of soap into a container

Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap
Colour this portion with the the green oxide and about 20 drops of Brites for CP Yellow and briefly give it a blast with the stick blender - careful not to overtrace
Add the Pearl White Mica to the main soap pot and give it a blast with the stick blender to mix thoroughly - don't over trace
Now add the fragrance into the main pot and stir through thoroughly manually, os you don't increase the thickness of the trace
Now work quite quickly - pour the green portion into the main pot in 3 or 4 places towards the edge of the pot
DO NOT MIX THIS THROUGH AT ALL 

Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

Still working quickly, pour the soap into the loaf mould, beginning cautiously unless you have someone holding it steady for you. 
Continue pouring until you fill to 1 cm below the rim
By slightly twisting the soap pot as you pour you can alter the pattern a little if desired

Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

Pour the rest of the traced soap into the spare mould
Column moulds hold their heat through gel, so only insulate if you are making this on a really cold day

Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

See full instructions for In the Pot Swirling Technique here).
Allow to sit in the moulds for a day or two longer than usual and then unmould and slice.

 Cucumber & Kiwi Handmade Soap

We made a second batch using infused Indigo Powder and Spring Meadow fragrance. 

Please Note:  You will also need to purchase Olive Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) and Distilled water from the supermarket. If you live in Perth and can collect your order, please order the Sodium Hydroxide for collection when you place your order. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Cucumber Kiwi Cold Processed Soap Log
Palm Free Icon Yes
SKU RF-CPCKSL
Difficulty Intermediate
Yields 10 - 14 bars

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