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COLUMN SWIRL
PRO TIPS
- BE CRAFTY -
If you don’t have a piece of wood at home to use for a column, create your own out of a cardboard box and some duct tape, or even use a column of pre-made melt & pour soap!
- TAKE IT SLOW -
Select a fragrance oil and soap recipe that tends to move slow so you have plenty of time to pour and swirl your colors.
- GET COLORFUL -
Choose contrasting colors to help your design have an eye-catching effect.
- MAKE A NOTE -
If you’re using a lot of colors, make a note for yourself of the order that you will pour your colors. This will be a big help when you are about half way through, trust us!
- TRUST YOUR GUT -
swirl technique will look beautiful on it’s own and no extra swirl is needed. If you think it looks good the way it is, skip the extra step of swirling the top layer.
Sometimes your column
Cold Process Soapmaking
Creating A Column Swirl
Step-by-Step Directions
It seems like soapmakers are always looking for the latest and greatest new technique to try. In this article we will demonstrate trying a technique in cold process soap. For this tutorial we attempted a “column swirl.” Column swirls are most often made using a column or block of wood in a tray mold. Different colored soap batter is then poured in an alternating pattern at thin trace over the column. Once the mold is filled, the column is removed and you are left with a unique pattern in the soap. The design can be left as is, or the top layer can be swirled for added interest. When the tray of hardened soap is cut into bars you will see the unique detailed layers from your column swirl in each individual bar.
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