Saturday, 24 March 2012

The guessing is over, The Great Soap Challenge week one reveal!

I have already enjoyed this challenge so much, thanks to Amy from Great Cakes Soapworks, she has set some wonderful tasks for us to do each week and, I am so excited, this is the end of the first week and time to show you how my soap came out!  If you want to see how I made this soap please go back to the last blog where it is all explained including step by step photos.

The single slice, I love this one, it was tricky to choose though as each slice was totally different.  The top looks really nice and sparkly too so I have taken a couple of shots with the tops lined up.

All in all  love the bar, the smell is nice too, peppermint and bergamot, which is a lovely combination.  The bergamot seems to take the eye watering menthol scent away from the peppermint and softens it really well.  I am also very happy with the pigment colours I used and will definitely be experimenting with them again, this has been cut for a couple of days now and there is no sign of fading at all so hopefully the colour is a keeper!

These bars will be ready in 4 weeks time if you are interested and will be posted up on our Puro Website under Special Limited Edition soaps.

I just cant wait now for week two, Making milk soap, this is going to be a tricky one for me as Shelley and I always soap with goats milk anyway, so another type of milk will have to be used.  I have always wanted to try coconut milk, so perhaps that is the way I will go.  Anyway, I shall blog again next week about what I have done then the reveal will be next Saturday 1st April (April Fools - I hope that is not going to follow through!!)

Do check out the Great Challenge reveal link and have a look at what everyone else has done, apparently there are now over 70 soapmakers all over the world involved.  How brilliant is that?

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  1. So beautiful - even if you wrecked those beautifully swirled tops - LOL!! The peaks are gorgeous too!! I'm so glad you are enjoying the challenge so far! :)

  2. Gorgeous - I love those streaks of dark purple-blue.
    Coconut milk sounds like a great idea!

  3. Thank everyone, Ali, I am going for coconut milk next challenge, I have never soaped with it and I know it makes a really luxurious soap, Im so used to goats milk and its fantastic properties I really want to try something else, that is the nice thing about these challenges, it makes you really, really think outside your normal parameters. so I think something tropical and moist!!!!

  4. These are very pretty Ishbel, and worked really well. the challenge has been a great idea xx

  5. I love the blue and I love the stamp you used.


  6. Blue & yellow -brilliant! Lovely contrast, and your swirls are so consistent. I agree with Michelle, your stamp is very distinctive and it is lovely in your soap. :)

  7. Love your soap, the colours are a good mix and can only image the lovely fragrance, Linda

  8. Very pretty! Love the glittery tops.

  9. Love the colors in this soap, they are just blend together so beautifully!