Swirling Handmade Soap
First I would like to say that I really appreciate your time and advice you share with us!
I have few questions that are running through my mind lately:
1. Is there a possibility to put titanium dioxide in small amount of oil and mix in, just before putting mineral pigments? Because sometimes I do not want to put it directly in oils in order not to let titanium dioxide bleach all my colors.
2. I use unrefined coconut oil in my recipes, but if want to use refined, what to click on SoapCalc - Coconut oil 76 deg or 92 deg?
3. I usually follow basic homemade recipe, is it suitable for swirling? It seems to me that I cannot find light trace, it is either very very light trace and I am not sure is it too early for swirling or I get very thick trace and end up in coloring whole batch in one color.
1. Either method of adding in the Titanium Dioxide will result in the same effect.
2. Refined only means that the oil has been bleached and deodorized. Both types can be refined or unrefined. You will have to figure out which type you have and select that one on SoapCalc.
3. The basic recipe works very well with swirling but you have to be sure not to stick blend too much before hand.
Try dividing the soap at a very thin trace. Add colour to your larger amount and bring to a medium thin trace using a whisk, pour into the mold. Then do the same with the smaller amount. Pour over the base and swirl.
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