Soap Club Challenge: Winter Wonderland

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My very first Soap Club Challenge and the Winter Wonderland theme had me thinking back to living in Boston. The snow is so serene and quiet. The way it glitters in the sun in the morning after a storm is truly breathtaking.

For this soap I was inspired by snow storms at night. I wanted to capture the motion of snow in the wind and I pretty happy with the results! I used all natural ingredients (listed below), putting my entry in the running to win a Brambleberry gift certificate and a copy of Pure Soapmaking by Anne-Marie Fabiola.

soapchallenge2Indigo powder, sea clay, and bentonite clay create the swirl. I used the Impressionist Swirl technique with a layer of white on bottom and a layer of grey on top. Though I ended up with a lot of soda ash around the edges, I couldn’t be more pleased with the movement.

It was great remembering snow for this challenge while sitting on my back deck in California. This week it’s been warm, in the upper 70’s. The plum trees that line my street are in full bloom, bursting with pink petals. The daffodils are blooming and from the looks of my neighbors’ yard, tulips are coming soon too.

The other entries that have been posted so far look so great, can’t wait to see the results of the voting next week!

Ingredients for Winter Wonderland Soap: Distilled water, Canola oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Olive oil, Sweet Almond oil, Castor oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Indigo powder, Sea clay, Bentonite clay

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7 thoughts on “Soap Club Challenge: Winter Wonderland

  1. Congratulations on your first challenge, Allison! I love how your soap turned out too!! I can remember driving through snow storms to get home from my grandma’s house at Christmastime and it really does look like the movement you achieved with the impressionist swirl! 🙂 Hope to see you back for more challenges!

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