Video: Pour/Pull Through Soap Making Technique in a Log Mold

052019_37190wpAs I said in my last Soap Challenge Club entry post, I made two attempts at the pour/pull through technique. For this attempt, I used a larger screen from the same storage basket and cut it to fit my log mold. Our guest instructor, Joanne (Nature’s Potion Handmade Soaps), and host, Amy Warden, also used screens, so I wanted to try this size, too. I love the designs this technique produces. However, I definitely should have poured my soap a bit differently, as you’ll see that the end bars look just plain weird. Kind of reminded me of teeth or something. LOL If you’d like to see how I made it, I’ve posted it below along with the recipe and other information. :)

To see Joanne’s amazing work:

For more info on the Soap Challenge Club:

Recipe given in percentages so you can use it for any size mold
For help on converting percentages:

Olive Oil – 38%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Shea Butter – 15%
Sunflower Oil (high oleic) – 6%
Castor Oil – 6%
Avocado Oil – 5%
Cocoa Butter – 5%

Superfat – 5%

Sodium Hydroxide – use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mountain Sage ( to calculate the amount of sodium hydroxide required for your specific recipe.

Water = 2 x Sodium Hydroxide (33% lye solution)

Essential Oil Blend:
Lavender – 3 parts
Rosemary – 2 parts
Peppermint – 1 part

Activated Charcoal:
Mix 1 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Usage rate in video: 2 teaspoons charcoal oil per cup of soap

Indigo Root Powder:
Mix 1/4 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Usage rate in video: 1/2 teaspoon indigo oil per cup of soap

Pink Kaolin Clay:
Mix 3 teaspoons with distilled water (enough to make fluid)
Usage rate in video: 1 tablespoon hydrated clay per cup of soap


Thank you so much for reading my post!


P.S.  In case you’re interested, I have an affiliate store where I’ve listed all of the soap making supplies and materials that I purchase on Amazon:

If you use those links to buy anything, it won’t cost you anything extra, but I will receive a very small percentage of the sale. Every little bit helps, though, so thank you very much if you do!  :)


4 thoughts on “Video: Pour/Pull Through Soap Making Technique in a Log Mold

    • Thank you so much for letting me know, Jerry! I really appreciate it. My link somehow got corrupted when I published the blog post. It’s fixed now.
      Thanks again!!!


  1. I love this technique. I was able to replicate it after purchasing the same basket from Wall-Mart. Glad I got it when I did as the next week they no longer carried it. I have made two batches, one came out quite well, the other not so much. Learned that the soap needs to be a little more than light trace for the patterns to form. I poured middle and two sides.


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