My goal was to create a stem of lavender in each bar of soap using the reverse feather swirl. I used herb infused olive oil for the colors and a gear tie for the swirling tool. Keep reading if you’d like to see the video. :)
Olive Oil – 35%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Organic Sustainable Palm Oil – 25%
Avocado Oil – 8%
Castor Oil – 7%
If you would rather use a palm free recipe, I’ve since created this same effect by replacing the Palm oil with Shea Butter (15%) and Cocoa Butter (7%) and adding a bit more Olive oil (3%).
To create the colors, I added about 1 tsp infused oil per cup of soap.
Essential Oils – Lavender – 4 parts, Peppermint – 1 part
Superfat – 6%
You can calculate your water and lye amounts by using a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mountain Sage.
For more information on creating a tree swirl (reverse feather swirl) in cold process soap, you can check out these awesome tutorials and videos:
Soap Queen Christmas Tree Tutorial – http://goo.gl/FlMLg5
Tree Swirl by Jenny Rose of I’d Lather Be Soaping – http://goo.gl/AehZhN
Thank you for reading my post!