On Saturday, Kat taught advanced swirling to a great group of experienced cold process soapmakers. We even had a little doughnut party while the lye cooled! Both in-the-pot and linear swirling techniques were demonstrated after Kat went over everything from colorants and fragrance choice to supplies and tips.
We made a five pound in-the-pot loaf with Energy fragrance oil and five colors including neutral. Students helped out with preparing the batch and breaking down colorants.
Since it's about that time to start cold process Christmas soap, we made a four-pound linear swirl using Christmas Tree Cybilla fragrance oil. This scent is amazing in cold process. It doesn't accelerate or discolor and the scent stays very strong.
Thank you to everyone who came to class and made it an extra fun soaping session! The next advanced cold process class with Kat is on Saturday November 12. Hope to see you there.