Pink Petals Soap Project

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Skill Level: Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Yield: About 5 pounds of soap

Project Description

This advanced cold process project is made using the Hanger Swirl technique. It's topped with rose petals and Bursting Beads.

If you're looking for a challenge, this Pink Petals Soap should be your next project! Layers of pink, white, and green soap are poured into the mold and then swirled with a Hanger Tool. It’s topped with rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads.

The soap is scented with Pink Petals Fragrance Oil, which is a soft and pretty floral scent. It does accelerate trace slightly, so be ready to work quickly once it's added. Don't worry too much about making each layer perfectly straight and even because they're swirled together at the end. 

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14 Ingredients
3 Tools
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Coconut Oil - 1 lb
Coconut Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002326
$4.79

$4.79
Avocado Butter - 1 lb
Avocado Butter - 1 lb Item#: IB002371
$12.99

$12.99
Sunflower Oil - 1 lb
Sunflower Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002376
$4.29

$4.29
Olive Oil - Pure - 7 lbs
Olive Oil - Pure - 7 lbs Item#: IB002450
$28.79

$28.79
Sodium Hydroxide Lye
Sodium Hydroxide Lye Item#: IB002149
$11.99

$11.99
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Pink Petals Fragrance Oil - 4 oz
Pink Petals Fragrance Oil - 4 oz Item#: IB004147
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$12.62
Gold Bursting Beads - 1 oz
Gold Bursting Beads - 1 oz Item#: IB003370
$8.35

$8.35
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002531
$3.00

$3.00
Rose Pearl Mica - 1 oz
Rose Pearl Mica - 1 oz Item#: IB002272
$3.25

$3.25
Electric Bubble Gum Colorant - 1 oz
Electric Bubble Gum Colorant - 1 oz Item#: IB002593
$4.49

$4.49
Sodium Lactate - 1 oz
Sodium Lactate - 1 oz Item#: IB003115
$5.00

$5.00
Pink Rose Petals - 3 oz
Pink Rose Petals - 3 oz Item#: IB002062
$6.99

$6.99
Palm Oil - 1 lb
Palm Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002379
$3.69

$3.69
Green Chrome Oxide Pigment - 1 oz
Green Chrome Oxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002537
$4.79

$4.79
5 lb Mold With Sliding Bottom
5 lb Mold With Sliding Bottom Item#: IB002134
$49.99

$49.99
Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold - 1 mold
Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold - 1 mold Item#: IB002820
$19.99
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$19.99
Hanger Swirl Tool
Hanger Swirl Tool Item#: IB003276
$5.95

$5.95

Instructions

Pink Petals Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 5 pounds of soap

If you're looking for a challenge, this Pink Petals Soap should be your next project! Layers of pink, white, and green soap are poured into the mold and then swirled with a Hanger Tool. It’s topped with rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads.

The soap is scented with Pink Petals Fragrance Oil, which is a soft and pretty floral scent. It does accelerate trace slightly, so be ready to work quickly once it's added. Don't worry too much about making each layer perfectly straight and even because they're swirled together at the end. 

You will need:

  • 5 lb. Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold
  • Hanger Swirl Tool
  • 2.8 oz. Avocado Butter (5%)
  • 16.5 oz. Olive Oil (30%)
  • 13.8 oz. Palm Oil (25%)
  • 13.8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%)
  • 8.3 oz. Sunflower Oil (15%)
  • 7.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 17.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 tsp. Sodium Lactate
  • 4 oz. Pink Petals Fragrance Oil
  • Rose Pearl Mica
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Electric Bubble Gum Colorant
  • Green Chrome Oxide Pigment
  • Pink Rose Petals 
  • Gold Bursting Beads

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.7 ounces of lye to 17.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside and when it's cool, add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate. That helps the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 2.8 ounces of avocado butter, 16.5 ounces of olive oil, 13.8 ounces of palm oil, 13.8 ounces of coconut oil, and 8.3 ounces of sunflower oil into a large heat-safe container (remember to fully melt the palm oil before measuring). Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 110° F or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend the mixture to a very thin trace. 

3

Split the soap equally into 4 containers - each will have about 600 mL. Add the following amounts of dispersed colorants to each one and use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A (white): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide
  • Container B (green): 1 tsp. Green Chrome Oxide
  • Container C (light pink): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1/4 tsp. Electric Bubble Gum Colorant + 1 tsp. Rose Pearl Mica
  • Container D (dark pink): 1 Tbsp. Rose Pearl Mica

4

Pour the fragrance oil evenly into the 4 containers and use a whisk to fully incorporate. Stick blend the green soap until it's a light/medium trace. It's the bottom layer, so it needs to be thick enough to support the rest of the soap. Pour half of the green soap into the mold and tap on the counter to level. 

5

Carefully pour half of the white soap on the green. Be careful to not break through to the green layer. You may want to use a spoon to add the white soap, or pour on top of a spatula to flood it in gently. If necessary, use a spoon to spread the white soap and create a more even layer. 

6

Carefully pour half of the dark pink soap on top of the white. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the white below. 

7

Carefully pour half of the light pink soap on top of the dark pink. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the dark pink below. Continue layering each color into the mold using the same order  - green, white, dark pink, and light pink.

8

Insert the Hanger Swirl Tool in the mold on the side closest to you. Push it to the bottom, move it about 1/6th of the way through the mold, and pull it back toward the top. Be sure not to break through the soap on top. Move the tool away from you again and push it back toward the bottom. Repeat that motion until you reach the other side of the mold - move the hanger tool away from you, pull it toward the top, move it over, and push it back toward the bottom. When you reach the other side of the mold, repeat this process going in the other direction, and pull the Hanger Swirl Tool out carefully.

9

Use a small spoon to create texture on top - we created a wave look on one side, but feel free to create whatever you like. If the soap is not holding its shape, give it 5-10 minutes to thicken. Place rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads on top. 

10

Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to prevent soda ash and cover the soap to insulate for 24 hours.

11

Leave the soap in the mold for 3-4 days. Remove, cut into bars, and let them cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Pink Petals Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 5 pounds of soap

If you're looking for a challenge, this Pink Petals Soap should be your next project! Layers of pink, white, and green soap are poured into the mold and then swirled with a Hanger Tool. It’s topped with rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads.

The soap is scented with Pink Petals Fragrance Oil, which is a soft and pretty floral scent. It does accelerate trace slightly, so be ready to work quickly once it's added. Don't worry too much about making each layer perfectly straight and even because they're swirled together at the end. 

You will need:

  • 5 lb. Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold
  • Hanger Swirl Tool
  • 2.8 oz. Avocado Butter (5%)
  • 16.5 oz. Olive Oil (30%)
  • 13.8 oz. Palm Oil (25%)
  • 13.8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%)
  • 8.3 oz. Sunflower Oil (15%)
  • 7.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 17.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 tsp. Sodium Lactate
  • 4 oz. Pink Petals Fragrance Oil
  • Rose Pearl Mica
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Electric Bubble Gum Colorant
  • Green Chrome Oxide Pigment
  • Pink Rose Petals 
  • Gold Bursting Beads

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.7 ounces of lye to 17.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside and when it's cool, add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate. That helps the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 2.8 ounces of avocado butter, 16.5 ounces of olive oil, 13.8 ounces of palm oil, 13.8 ounces of coconut oil, and 8.3 ounces of sunflower oil into a large heat-safe container (remember to fully melt the palm oil before measuring). Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 110° F or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend the mixture to a very thin trace. 

3

Split the soap equally into 4 containers - each will have about 600 mL. Add the following amounts of dispersed colorants to each one and use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A (white): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide
  • Container B (green): 1 tsp. Green Chrome Oxide
  • Container C (light pink): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1/4 tsp. Electric Bubble Gum Colorant + 1 tsp. Rose Pearl Mica
  • Container D (dark pink): 1 Tbsp. Rose Pearl Mica

4

Pour the fragrance oil evenly into the 4 containers and use a whisk to fully incorporate. Stick blend the green soap until it's a light/medium trace. It's the bottom layer, so it needs to be thick enough to support the rest of the soap. Pour half of the green soap into the mold and tap on the counter to level. 

5

Carefully pour half of the white soap on the green. Be careful to not break through to the green layer. You may want to use a spoon to add the white soap, or pour on top of a spatula to flood it in gently. If necessary, use a spoon to spread the white soap and create a more even layer. 

6

Carefully pour half of the dark pink soap on top of the white. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the white below. 

7

Carefully pour half of the light pink soap on top of the dark pink. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the dark pink below. Continue layering each color into the mold using the same order  - green, white, dark pink, and light pink.

8

Insert the Hanger Swirl Tool in the mold on the side closest to you. Push it to the bottom, move it about 1/6th of the way through the mold, and pull it back toward the top. Be sure not to break through the soap on top. Move the tool away from you again and push it back toward the bottom. Repeat that motion until you reach the other side of the mold - move the hanger tool away from you, pull it toward the top, move it over, and push it back toward the bottom. When you reach the other side of the mold, repeat this process going in the other direction, and pull the Hanger Swirl Tool out carefully.

9

Use a small spoon to create texture on top - we created a wave look on one side, but feel free to create whatever you like. If the soap is not holding its shape, give it 5-10 minutes to thicken. Place rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads on top. 

10

Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to prevent soda ash and cover the soap to insulate for 24 hours.

11

Leave the soap in the mold for 3-4 days. Remove, cut into bars, and let them cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • 5 lb. Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold
  • Hanger Swirl Tool
  • 2.8 oz. Avocado Butter (5%)
  • 16.5 oz. Olive Oil (30%)
  • 13.8 oz. Palm Oil (25%)
  • 13.8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%)
  • 8.3 oz. Sunflower Oil (15%)
  • 7.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 17.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 tsp. Sodium Lactate
  • 4 oz. Pink Petals Fragrance Oil
  • Rose Pearl Mica
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Electric Bubble Gum Colorant
  • Green Chrome Oxide Pigment
  • Pink Rose Petals 
  • Gold Bursting Beads

Follow these steps:

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.7 ounces of lye to 17.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside and when it's cool, add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate. That helps the soap harden and unmold more quickly.

2

Melt and measure 2.8 ounces of avocado butter, 16.5 ounces of olive oil, 13.8 ounces of palm oil, 13.8 ounces of coconut oil, and 8.3 ounces of sunflower oil into a large heat-safe container (remember to fully melt the palm oil before measuring). Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 110° F or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend the mixture to a very thin trace. 

3

Split the soap equally into 4 containers - each will have about 600 mL. Add the following amounts of dispersed colorants to each one and use a whisk to fully incorporate.

  • Container A (white): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide
  • Container B (green): 1 tsp. Green Chrome Oxide
  • Container C (light pink): 1 Tbsp. titanium dioxide + 1/4 tsp. Electric Bubble Gum Colorant + 1 tsp. Rose Pearl Mica
  • Container D (dark pink): 1 Tbsp. Rose Pearl Mica

4

Pour the fragrance oil evenly into the 4 containers and use a whisk to fully incorporate. Stick blend the green soap until it's a light/medium trace. It's the bottom layer, so it needs to be thick enough to support the rest of the soap. Pour half of the green soap into the mold and tap on the counter to level. 

5

Carefully pour half of the white soap on the green. Be careful to not break through to the green layer. You may want to use a spoon to add the white soap, or pour on top of a spatula to flood it in gently. If necessary, use a spoon to spread the white soap and create a more even layer. 

6

Carefully pour half of the dark pink soap on top of the white. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the white below. 

7

Carefully pour half of the light pink soap on top of the dark pink. Use a spoon to spread the soap to create a more even layer and cover the dark pink below. Continue layering each color into the mold using the same order  - green, white, dark pink, and light pink.

8

Insert the Hanger Swirl Tool in the mold on the side closest to you. Push it to the bottom, move it about 1/6th of the way through the mold, and pull it back toward the top. Be sure not to break through the soap on top. Move the tool away from you again and push it back toward the bottom. Repeat that motion until you reach the other side of the mold - move the hanger tool away from you, pull it toward the top, move it over, and push it back toward the bottom. When you reach the other side of the mold, repeat this process going in the other direction, and pull the Hanger Swirl Tool out carefully.

9

Use a small spoon to create texture on top - we created a wave look on one side, but feel free to create whatever you like. If the soap is not holding its shape, give it 5-10 minutes to thicken. Place rose petals and Gold Bursting Beads on top. 

10

Spritz with 99% isopropyl alcohol to prevent soda ash and cover the soap to insulate for 24 hours.

11

Leave the soap in the mold for 3-4 days. Remove, cut into bars, and let them cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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