Tutorial: Rainbow Spin Swirl Soap Recipe + Video

Rainbow Spin Swirl Soap Recipe & Tutorial

I’ve had a ton of requests for more rainbow soaps, so I decided to get started with a simple spin swirl soap! This technique is one of my favorites in a slab because it’s super easy and versatile. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced soapmaker, you should be able to pull […]

Tutorial: Rainbow Linear Swirl Soap Recipe with Natural Colorants

Soapmakers often marvel at all of my rainbow soaps, but often forget that natural colorants can give you a full spectrum of beauty, too! I wanted to show off some rainbow goodness with natural colorants, and the linear swirl soap design technique is the perfect way to do that! (It truly lets the colors shine, […]

Video: Rainbow Clyde Slide Soap Recipe & Tutorial

Over the last year, I’ve fallen behind on all the trendy and new soap design techniques introduced into the soapy wild by talented soapmakers! The clyde slide soap design technique popularized by Clyde of Vibrant Soap is one that I’m tackling today! I love Clyde’s approach to soap designs, focusing on color theory and taking […]

Tutorial: Rainbow Elemental Swirl/Double In-The-Pot-Swirl Soap

Pour both sides of the ITPS at the same time. I used a divider, but you don't have to - in fact, it can create a pretty cool effect to skip the divider!

I recently chatted with another soapmaker about all the different types of swirls and their names, and we battled a bit about the difference between the elemental swirl and the in-the-pot-swirl. Eventually, we agreed that an ITPS became an elemental swirl if it had more than one layer and maybe a pencil line. (Maybe?) So, it’s basically a modified ITPS, […]

Tutorial: Rainbow OmbrĂ© Soap with Bramble Berry’s LabColors

I’ve been wanting to harness the powers of bleeding soap colorants for sometime now, so I decided to snag myself a set of Bramble Berry’s LabColors to create a stunning rainbow ombrĂ© soap. This recipe is one of my favorite palm-free soap recipes using babassu oil and coconut oil together. If you don’t have babassu (it […]

Tutorial: Modified Hanger Swirl Rainbow Soap with Activated Charcoal (ISC)

Rainbow Hanger Swirl Soap with Activated Charcoal

It’s time for another Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial! Dana from New England Handmade Artisan Soaps received one of the ISC kits, and made this beautiful soap inspired by Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” using at least four of the ingredients included in her kit. Dana challenged me: I would like to see you do a rainbow soap with red, orange, […]

Video: Rainbow Soap with Petal Technique

Rainbow Petal Soap

Over the weekend, I was playing around with a cake design technique that I’ve been wanting to translate to soap. I do this a lot with techniques – baking and soaping go hand in hand! One of my little darlings turns four this week, so I made her birthday cake based on a multitude of YouTube […]

Tutorial: Layered Modified Mantra Rainbow Soap (ISC)

Hurray! Rainbow Mantra (Sort of!) Soap

It’s time for the first Inspiration Soap Challenge tutorial! Hurray! Kellyann from Tranquility Bay Bath was one of the lucky receivers of the fifteen ISC kits, and made this stunning tiger stripe soap to wrap her challenge. In return, Kellyann sent me her challenge request: I would love to see a rainbow mantra swirl. Your […]

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

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

Soap Challenges 2013: Rainbow Peacock Swirl Soap

After Amy’s four weeks of soap challenges earlier this year, she realized she was on to something! After some brainstorming and planning, the Soap Challenge Club was born! June is the first month of the Soap Challenge Club and brings us the peacock swirl soap challenge! Staying true to form, I pulled out my six […]