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Soap Challenge 2014: Rainbow Drop Swirl Video + Coconut Oil Free Soap Recipe

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Coconut Free Rainbow Drop Swirl Soap

It's been awhile since I did one of Great Cakes Soapworks' Soap Challenges, but the drop swirl was something I've been wanting to revisit. Plus, I broke out a coconut oil free soap recipe for this little ditty.

Swirled Soap Swap 2011

I was wanting to recreate an older soap from the Amathia Soapworks arsenal, a rainbow drop swirl.

This soap was made for a swap way back in 2011, and was among my favorites (despite the heavy stearic spots from soaping my formula too cool!)

While I didn't recreate the soap spot on, I did craft up a coconut oil free recipe by request and use that formula for this challenge.

Watch the Rainbow Drop Swirl Soap Video


Rainbow Drop Swirl Soap 2014

The first reason the soap didn't turn out the same is that I poured the 2011 swap soap at a thicker trace.

The second reason is the colors were poured in two passes in the 2011 swap soap batch, instead of the multiple passes in this batch.

I still think it turned out nice, though!

The Coconut Oil Free Soap Recipe

When lovely soapmakers sign up for my newsletter (you can get on board below this blog post!), I always ask what they are looking for or struggling with in their adventures.

A couple recent soapmaking superstars were struggling with creating a coconut oil free soap recipe. Like always, I've got your back! Plus, this one is a palm free soap recipe, too!

  • 13 ounces Babassu Oil
  • 8 ounces Rice Bran Oil
  • 5.5 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 7 ounces Mango Butter
  • 3.5 ounces Castor Oil
  • 5 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
  • 10.2 ounces Distilled Water

This coconut oil free soap recipe is sized for a Brambleberry 10" silicone loaf mold, with a 7% superfat and 33% lye solution. It has a tighter creamier lather than most of the recipes I share (but is actually more how I like soap!)

Looking for other soap recipes? I can help you craft the best soap recipe ever, or you can check the archives for more!

Did you participate in the Soap Challenge Club this month? I'd love to see your soaps! Leave a comment below!

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