Today is my second attempt at the kiss pour for the Feb soap challenge. This one is using lavender eo and sensuous sandalwood fo. 28.5 oz distilled water 30 oz olive oil 27.55 oz coconut oil 12.25 oz rice bran oil 11.60 oz lye 4.05 oz shea butter 4.85 oz avocado oil 2.55 oz castor oil 2.4 oz sodium lactate 2 oz lavender eo 2 oz sensuous sandalwood (bramble berry) 1 oz blue tide .5 oz mint julip .5 oz crazy eyes .5 oz iris purple .5 of grape nehi .01 oz tussah silk
For this soap I used a 9x17 slab mold which I feel worked a lot better than the 9x9 I used for the first attempt. Also, no black for this one, I used blue tide instead. My only big issue with this one is that there wasn’t enough difference between the crazy eyes and mint julip as I thought there would have been. I should have either used a darker green instead of the crazy eyes or added TD to the mint julip to get it lighter. I had to change my pour for the greens using the blue tide in between each of the greens instead of pouring them one after the other. Still, I really love the look of this one and this technique is a keeper! I am surprised however, these were regular micas not my enviro glitters but the soap looks like it is full of glitter! It will be interesting to see if that sparkle stays.
This one is done and its gorgeous but for some reason I have little holes in the soap. I am guessing that I didn't tap the mold down hard enough to get the air bubbles out :(.
All in all this was a fun challenge and there are soooooo many ideas running in my head for different soaps!