Bush Flower painted soap

In this technique I decided to see what happened if I just painted on some soap, almost like a canvas. I really enjoyed making this soap. It makes me wonder about all of the paintings/patterns I could do in the future.

The recipe I used is one I’ve used before and quite like

520g Olive Oil

450g Lard

36g Coconut Oil

150g Avocado Oil

206g Lye and 500ml water

I used Jasmine scent for this mixture – to go with the flowery theme

Remember, if you haven’t soaped before you’ll need to go to a beginning blog as Lye is dangerous to use. There are plenty of beginning websites and some of my favourites are Amy Warden’sGreat Cakes soap works  as well as The soap queen website.

I used my new square mould and lined it with baking paper first so the soap wouldn’t stick to the wooden mould.


After I made the mixture to a light trace, I poured off enough colour into some tomato sauce containers to make up green, yellow, blue and white. Poured the base down and then started on the ‘painting’.

Below is the green branches, just as a poured them.


Then I touched them up with a skewer, so they looked a bit fluffy


I added dollops of yellow, blue, white and yellow


Then used a skewer to mix the colours a bit into a pretty pattern


After the soap had set overnight I cut the blocks. I’m pretty pleased with the results.

I’ll have to muck around more with this method!



Welcome to my blog This blog was created mainly because of my interest in soaping. I like experimenting with colours and ingredients so there will be different soaps on here all the time. I haven't been making soap for very long at all, but I've been well and truly hooked since I started. So much so that I now have a room full of all sorts of soaps curing and waiting for the time I can either use them or find someone who wants them. I live in Sydney Australia and if you look through my site you will see that I have many interests (although I also haven't been blogging long so it might take me awhile to get around to posting about those things! :)). I also work full time, have two children living at home (albeit older children), 2 dogs, 1 cat and 2 chooks as well as a couple of beehives. If you want to contact me, please just fill out the details in the form below and I'll try and get back to you as soon as possible. Enjoy! [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

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