I had this vision. I wanted to do a nice pink soap with one of my favorite fragrances, Pink Grapefruit. It’s a lovely fragrance, not too sweet. It is more like a clean, citrus scent. I was finally able to purchase a good size bottle on my last shopping spree and I was ready to soap!
I decided that I wanted to do an In the Pot (ITP) Swirl, to keep it a little basic and also so that I did not have that many supplies to clean after. I was pretty excited how my color was coming along. It was such a soft pink color that as I was pouring it the name “Quinceañera” came to mind. If you are not familiar with Quinceañera, it’s a party that takes place when girls turn 15 years old. The lady celebrating her birthday usually wears pink and in most cases just about all the decorations are pink. I had small Quinceañera when I turned 15. It was pretty exciting and I got to wear this long pink dress that made me feel like a princess :).
I couldn’t wait to see how my soap would turn out being that I was already in love with the soft pink color. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it had partially gelled on me. I was pretty sad! My swirl was perfect!
Can you see the power circle in the middle of the soap? I had even added some 14K Mica, and it turned out translucent. I also had some crackling due to the Titanium Dioxide.
Well you know me 🙂 I was not about to give up yet! I wanted my Quinceañera soap and since I still had enough fragrance oil left for another batch, I decided to try again. This time I decided to use my new silicone tall mold that I recently purchased. Once again I tried the ITP swirl, using just Electric Bubble Gum Colorant from Bramble Berry and Titanium Dioxide. I poured it and stuck it in the fridge and prayed that this time it would not overheat on me!
The following day I tried to unmold it and realised that it was still pretty soft. I left it alone and the day after when I checked it was still pretty soft! Now I was getting worried. Thinking that this was going to be one of those awful soap experiences that I seem to encounter with my “Gardenia Soaps”. By the third day I was a little concerned, and was trying to figure out how I was going to get it off the mold. I decided to stick it in the freezer to see if that would release it. It worked like charm and when I was able to cut it I was happy to find out that it did not gel at all!
While I like the swirl, I wish I would have been able to replicate the softer pink color that I had going before. This time around it ended up a little too dark pink. I am also trying to decide if I like the taller bar. They look kind of weird to me since I am not used to them yet.
The fragrance is amazing! and I like how the cute sugar pearls look on the top 🙂
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