Fire Swirled Soap, Music Inspired Series
This song was actually picked after I made the soap! I had been wanting to do soap for Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis but after I made the orange, yellow and black soap, I felt the soap didn’t match the song. I went through my music collection and found Fire by Jimi Hendrix which matched the soap much better!
As this soap didn’t have a definite song, I just picked a fragrance that I felt matched the colors. Hinoki Wood was my fragrance of choice for the spicy, musky, and smoky scent as well as the mental imagery of gypsy campfires that it invokes. While my imagination can be creative with detail, I think this soap looks and smells great!
For this batch, I made a video for you to watch while I do the swirls! Should we go try making this soap?
Collect needed items:
*q.s. = Quantity Sufficient. This is an ingredient that needs to have the amount calculated to match the size of batch that you are making.
Once the oils and lye solution temperatures have dropped to a lower temperature (my temperatures were around 120 degrees Fahrenheit), combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Divide the soap into three parts. I learned a lesson from my previous soaps, so I weighed the soap as I was dividing it. I used 15.8 ounces or 450 grams of raw soap for my yellow color, 10.5 ounces or 300 grams of raw soap for my orange color and 5.25 ounces or 150 grams for my black color. Add one color to each batch of raw soap and mix well starting from lightest to darkest to not have to clean the blender between colors.
Alternate pouring the three colors of soap into the mold and use a drinking straw to create a swirling pattern. Allow to sit until soap is firm. The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.
Soap Notes: This soap had a moderate scent that was significantly stronger after the soap was wet. The lather was a combination of creamy lather and big bubbles. I like the feeling the soap left on my skin after washing my hands.