Elemental Swirl

Elemental SwirlNever before thought of trying this challenging swirl, but with this week 2 we had this lovely occasion to give it a try. Elemental swirl is basically two in-the-pot swirls divided by a pencil line. It sounds gorgeous, I know, but at the first sight it sounded kind of difficult to me, because of the multitide of colors( not that I don’t like colors, but I wanted to continue in the same way of 100% natural colorants).

Elemental SwirlFor the first layer I used as colorants: 1)green clay, 2)blue cambrian clay, 3) spirulina, 4) zinc oxide combined with spirulina. The pencil line was made of cacao powder. I am a real fan of the perfect pencil line, so I thought it would be interesting to make a less straight line. The second layer contains as colorants: 1)alkanet, 2)rose clay, 3)red ochre, 4)zinc oxide. I am pretty happy with the results, maybe not as shiny as I wanted this soap to be, but nevertheless…
Scented with geranium (rose) essential oil and clary sage essential oil, gorgeous combination!

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    I like the earthy tones 😀

  2. Marika says:

    You got so pretty colors. I especially like the top layer that is very swirly 🙂

  3. Gordana says:

    Nat, you are real magician! I suppose that this technique is more challenging when you use natural colorants but you really achieved the maximum!

  4. Cee says:

    I was really looking forward to seeing how you would do this with natural colorants, and you did it beautifully! Love the effect you got, bravo Nat!

  5. Julia Laughlin says:

    The natural colors are so very lovely!

  6. byswanee says:

    Je suis aussi une grande fan de colorant naturels. J’aime beaucoup le look de tes savons. L’Elemental swirls est si expressif je trouve. j’aime le mouvement dans le savon, les contrastes des couleurs.
    à l’usage , ce type de savon doit être fun à regarder évoluer . Les marbrages internes variants. bon week end Natalia

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Swanee, je suis touchée par tes mots :).
      Je suis impatiente de voir ton savon naturel, Swanee!

  7. Ik vind het matte juist erg mooi en de kleuren zijn prachtig!

  8. Milla says:

    I love your earthy tones. Your soap is beautiful!

  9. julicu says:

    Uau, ce bine ti-a iesit, chiar ca e o provocare sa combini atatea culori! Plus ca m-ai facut foarte curioasa in ceea ce priveste combinatia de UE, abia astept sa o incerc si eu. Sa ai un weekend frumos in continuare, Natalia!

  10. Roxana says:

    Very nice natural colors! I love your design. Congrats Natalia!

  11. Jenny says:

    Gorgeous, Natalia! I love the earthy colors. This is another technique to add to my to-do list.

  12. Kalla says:

    Beautiful, and I love the top swirl colors together…so pretty!

  13. Geneviève says:

    Super original!!!! Bravo. Gene

  14. It turned out so pretty!

  15. Chrissy says:

    Those are a great color choice with your essential oil blend – it turned out really lovely!

  16. Geta says:

    Minunat, sapunul tau arata cit de frumos poate sa iasa un sapun colorat doar cu ingrediente naturale.

  17. Amy Warden says:

    Very colorful for all-natural colorants! Excellent job!

  18. Jan says:

    Natalia you work wonders with natural colorants, you do such gorgeous work, I specially love the top half.

  19. Carol-Soaplicity says:

    Love the natural color choices-very pretty!

  20. Melissa says:

    Came out pretty and rustic looking. Really nice. 😀

  21. Barbora says:

    I love it! The pencil line is perfect, with the colours it looks like a landscape in the sunset.- very subtle harmony.

  22. Jensafari says:

    This soap is absolutely gorgeous! I do love the natural colour. Very good job Natalia!

  23. vert.citron says:

    comment fais tu pour avoir autant d’imagination natalia?!! j’adore tout simplement!!

  24. Gayle says:

    I love your soap. I think the natural colours and chosen scent would really compliment each other. You have put a lot of thought and effort into the challenge. I’ve found yet another soaper to admire. Gayle

  25. Very pretty! You did an amazing job with the natural colorants!

  26. Colchique says:

    Natalia, magnifiques savons aux marbrages extrêmement bien réussis. Bravo !

  27. DivaSoap says:

    Nat, it’s gorgeous! One of my fave!

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