Swirling is one of the most difficult soap techniques to master, but looks so beautiful when done right!
What You Will Need:
Mica Coloring (We used a combination of blue, green, pink & purple)
Cosmetic Glitter (We recommend using one that is biodegradable)
Microwave Safe Containers (for melting & pouring)
Soap Cutter or Knife
Spoon or Something to Stir With
Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Step 1: Remove the Standard Transparent base from packaging and chop into small chunks. Place into 2 microwavable containers.
Step 2: Place one container in the microwave and heat until all chunks are melted. Remove from microwave and cool until temperature reaching around 140°F, mixing well to ensure the consistency remains smooth.
Step 3: Pour the soap base into two separate containers. Color these bases differently, then add fragrance and glitter. You can choose whatever colors you like, we used dark blue and purple for the first layer.
Step 4: Once your color, fragrance, and glitter are mixed together pour the soap into the loaf mold. This is best done by pouring both colors at the same time from opposing corners. Make sure you pour slowly. The aim is not to get the colors to completely mix together, but merge gently. Spray rubbing alcohol on top to pop any bubbles. Remember that this is one of many layers. We poured about seven layers to create our cosmic soap, but you can use as many layers as you want.
Step 5: While the first layer is setting, mix another two bases with different colors and add fragrance and glitter. This time, we used a dark green and pink color. First, spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol. Then, using the same technique as before, pour both of these bases into the mold, making the second layer.
Step 6: Keep repeating this step with different color combinations each time until the mold is full. The more layers you create, the better the end product will be!
And there you have it! A beautiful Cosmic Galaxy Soap. Try this with different color combinations and soap bases to customize this project for your needs! If you make this soap using our products, make sure to tag us on social media!
This tutorial was created by Stephenson Group who has given Lone Star Candle Supply permission to re-post it on their website.