I'm not a newbie at making soap, however I don't know how to make the beautiful swirls in the soap. I've tried searching for a video but couldn't find anything worthwhile.
My swirling trials are all laying at the top of the soap instead of going through. Can you give me some pointers..suggestions..or a slap in the right direction? Thank you!Answer:
No problem Barbara!
The trick is in the pouring.
We'll pretend that you've just made up the soap base and it's at a thin to medium trace (not too thick or the swirl will not penetrate the soap base).
You need to pour off a small amount into a jug...preferably one with a handle....something like a larger plastic measuring cup. Add the contrasting colour and mix well.
Once you have poured the main colour into your mold and are ready to pour the marbling/swirling colour, hold the jug up quite high from the soap mold and slowly pour in a swirling pattern until half of the soap is in the mold. Then lower your jug to just above the soap and pour off the remaining amount in the same manner.
Pouring the soap from different heights sends the soap to different levels within the base soap.
Then use your spatula/thermometer/whisk (or whatever you use to swirl with) and create your marbling pattern.
Another method is to pour half of the base soap then half the contrasting soap in a marbling/swirling pattern. Then repeat with the remaining base and contrasting soap. Swirl.
Hope that helps,