Like sunshine! This two-colour column swirl is vibrant in scent and colour! It is scented with Bramble Berry Energy Fragrance, 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 and safety gear
- 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
**If you don't have the mould and MP offcuts to spare/use, you can make your own cylinder out of a paper towel inner tube and tape over one end to create the thin column for the centre. Proceed as described with the soap insert. Don't forget to remove the spare mould from the trolley before checking out!!
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 are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap due to the hot gel. 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 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 CP 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
- Continue pouring, allowing the colours to mix until the mould is filled to the brim.
- Remove the embed cylinder and top up the level of soap again
- Allow to gel which will deepen the colourant effect (gelling gives a darker colour)
- Leave the soap in the mould for several days to a week and then remove from the mould. It will still be soft, so do take care.
- Allow another week or so to begin curing, and then slice and allow another six weeks of drying out.
If purchasing "Add to Trolley" you still need to purchase Sodium Hydroxide, Distilled Water and Olive Oil from the supermarket.