Tiger stripe soap challenge

hi everyone.

i know it’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve been travelling, busy and haven’t had a huge amount of time for soaping lately. But I’m back into the swing of it now and I just made some soap for the latest great cakes soap challenge Amy wardens soap challenge club.

The recipe I used was the one suggested by Amy Warden

400g coconut oil

450g olive oil

450g tallow

50g Castoe oil

I used 191g lye and 450g water. Although please make sure that you check your lye amounts on a lye calculator (MMS lye calculator ) before you use these amounts. I also used Amy’s advice to make the mixture slower tracing and added some sugar to the lye water mixture before adding it to the oil. The above batch made up 1350g of soap, so I added 2 teaspoons of caster sugar to the lye. I used some jasmine scent from Brambleberry

I decided to use 5 colours – white, black, yellow, blue and red and I decided to try out the new liquid brites from Aussie soap supplies.

After I had mixed the soap to a very light trace, I split the mixture into 5 even lots. I then placed my loaf tin on an angle and poured the soap in alternate lines until it was pretty close to the top. Then I turned the loaf tin and put in on the opposite angle and kept pouring in lines.

The final lot I used da chopstick to drag through the top layer to make a pattern.

The results turned out pretty good I thought.

I  had some soap left over, so I used the rest to make some round soaps. I used the same technique in a round mould. I think these turned out pretty nice too. I think I’ll try the round mould again sometime.

Altogether, I really enjoyed this challenge.




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]

12 thoughts to “Tiger stripe soap challenge”

  1. Your soap turned out beautifully, Dallas! The tilted pour creates such interesting patterns and lines! Looks like you were able to keep your batter fluid all the way to the end also. That sugar trick really seems to work! 🙂

  2. Very pretty soap! Love your use of the primary colors plus black and white. Pretty pattern.

  3. Wow, Dallas! The pattern created within this soap is amazing! I doubt I replicate that if I tried a million times! Great job and beautiful color palette!

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