The Recipe: A slight variation on my basic recipe from prev posts, but with more olive oil. Since batch #2 accelerated so fast I thought I would tweak the recipe just a little to give me time to swirl.
The Results: A very beautiful swirl with crisp lines and an amazing scent. The fragrance did have some discoloration, it turned the soap base yellow, thus resulting in muddier colors than expected; and the fragrance had a little bit of acceleration. The green color however, ended up much brighter than it normally is. Is this green morph from the fragrance or the oils? I do not know the answer, but I am going to find out. Will the green settle down into the more deep green that it's supposed to be? Maybe, we will see as the soap cures. If it doesn't, that's still OK, I like how it turned out anyway. Even thought the base was a bit thicker when poured the swirls still came out fantastic. I am very happy with this one!
So success #3 in my SOAP testing adventure.
Monica: 3 SOAP Fragrances: 1
The Result: The layers turned out fantastic, and the colors are awesome. I still don't like the scent any better than I did before, but the colors and the look have given it a bit more appeal. This fragrance would have been great to use as a column pour because I actually had to wait a bit for it to get to a thick enough trace in between layers. Overall I like it, but would not make it a part of my soap line, it may have appealed to the guys if I would have left it uncolored. But that is not quite as much fun, is it?