Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kat's Column Swirl Attempt #1

If you make cold process soap, you've probably already heard about the column swirl craze going on right now. Well, I am addicted to swirling and had to try it! I used activated charcoal for my black, yellow mica, hydrated green chrome oxide and Cellini blue (which should morph to a nice violet by tomorrow). My fragrance choice is a refreshing combination of lavender, lime and peppermint.

Notice my "column" is a rectangular box I found (thinking, heck, my mold is rectangular, this will work!). Next time I'll try something square to see the difference.

Is it just me, or is there a creature staring back at me in the pour below?

Pulling the colors through with a reed (and giggling with excitement).

I always tell my students in swirl classes to know when to stop manipulating the swirl or you get mud. I pretty much threw my own advice out the window at this point because I was so excited. I love the psychedelic spider web look and cannot wait to cuts bars tomorrow!! Keep an eye out for the finished product.


  1. Wonderful colours, wonderful soap! Claudia

  2. Amazing Kat, just amazing. I love those colors. I can't wait to see it with the purple today. Praying for no soda ash.

  3. Wow! I can't wait to see what they look like. Thanks for sharing this Kat! - Amber

  4. Thank you!! I had SO much fun with this project and can't wait to do another with different colors and a different column. The 18 bar birch wood mold worked great!