Soap Challenge Club: Teardop Swirl


I loved this month’s Soap Challenge Club with Great Cakes Soapworks, the Teardrop Swirl. It was definitely a challenge, but I’m pleased with how the bar pictured turned out. The rest of the batch… not so much. It cracked badly and tore when I cut it. Luckily I got one good one to enter for this month’s challenge, plus I’m really happy with how the colors turned out. A palette I’ll definitely try again!

I used coconut oil, canola oil, palm oil, rice bran oil, and hemp seed oil. I’m not sure why it ended up cracking, but I suspect it was because I froze the batch before I took it out of the mold. The soap is scented with Sensuous Sandalwood fragrance oil from Brambleberry and I used activated charcoal, titanium dioxide, yellow oxide, brick red oxide, and purple mica for the colorants.

Next month’s challenge looks tough, but I think it will be fun to tackle. A special thanks to Amy at Great Cakes Soapworks for hosting these challenges and for all the encouragement shared by the participants.


8 thoughts on “Soap Challenge Club: Teardop Swirl

  1. The colour palette is gorgeous. I’m glad you ended up with one to show us!. I have to say, I froze some goats milk soap and when I tried to cut it, it did the same thing – however, I’m no expert!


  2. I really like your colour palette too, it’s beautiful and the definition between the lines of colour is fantastic. Really beautiful soap ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Your soap looks lovely. I really like the colors and how the tear looks like. I also like your website and am already reading more about your stories. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Nice work, Allison! The colors are great together – especially against the white background! I love how the colors are all easily distinguishable and well defined in their tiny little lines. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. I LOVE how your teardrop sort of “drapes” into your soap! Frankly, I think it’s more interesting than simply going down the middle! And Amy is right – the color bands are really distinctive so that means you did something very right with your batch consistency (biggest challenge for me).
    Too bad about the rest of your batch cracking – gaack – I hate it when things like that happen. But it’s all learning, right?


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