What are the best oils for swirl technique soap
by Linda Anderson
My homemade lavender soap
I would like to learn the swirl technique soapmaking. What are the best oils to use in this soapmaking method.
Most recipes are fine to use when attempting to use the swirl technique (more commonly known as marbling soap).
Here are a couple of tips that will make it easier when you are first starting out:
Your recipe should not be too high in quick tracing oils like pomace oil, cocoa butter and shea butter to name a few. Palm oil should be around 30% or less.
Avoid using essential oils that tend to speed up the trace time.
Marble soap when the base is at a light to medium trace. Do not attempt it with soap that has thickly traced.