This fourth week was the most challenging for me: really impressed by the leopard spotted soap done by Cee and so happy when Amy announced this technique, I didn’t expect this week to be so difficult. I tried three times: for the first soap I didn’t calculate well the quantity of the main pot soap, for the second one I was sure I was doing well until I cut my soap and I realized that the spots are really too thin. So yesterday evening I made the third soap and it was worth it, I would say.
Made of coconut oil, sesame oil, palm oil, calendula oil (infused in corn oil), olive oil, coconut butter, indigo and annatto powders, I wanted this soap to be a spring one so I scented it with rosemary and lemon essential oils .
I would like to thank Amy for putting all these challenges together and please make sure to visit her Greatcakes Soapworks Blog and see all the beautiful soaps artisans made during this challenge!
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The blue and yellow/orange spots are just perfect. I would like to see the two other soaps also. Can I ask what you used to get the darker part on the top of the soap?
Thanks Marika!The darker part contains indigo+ annatto powder mixed together and the black seeds are sesame seeds:)
Wat een plaatje is het weer! Je maakt er steeds kunstwerkjes van. gr.
Beautiful! Your spots turned out great!
I love the look of the annatto. That is one of my favorites to work with. Great leopard spots!
Your leopard spots came out great, and I love the way you topped it off with the sesame seeds!
Très joli bravo !
Good for you for sticking with it Nat…it really is a challenge to get the soap thickness just right for these spots. I love the way you reversed some of the spot colors, that’s a really neat effect…great job!!!
I love this! Very pretty for spring, perfect colors, too. Nicely done!
I was going to skip this challenge, but I think you’ve inspired me to take a stab at it.
Comme il est beau ! j’aime ces couleurs toutes douces !
I love it Nat,it certainly was worth of keeping trying on this! I wish you added pictures of your first (two) attempts, but this one is enough to sigh here.
Great job! Love the seeds and the soap colors.
I like these colors and your spots too. Very nice soap! Third time is the charm they say!
I think you nailed it-very nice!
Really like these! The colors are awesome.
Really nice and the top works well with the spots.
Really effective Nat! The color combo is grate and spots came out perfectly!
Thank you all for your lovely words!
Ooh, I love your leopard spot soap, Natalia! So pretty!
Superb, Natalia, cat de bine ti-au iesit petele! Iti invidiez indemnarea si… rabdarea:)
Beautiful colors! Nice work on the leopard spots!
Congrats on successfully completing this challenge. It sounds like it was very much a challenge for a lot of soapers, but I think you all did a fabulous job.
Thank you, Monica!
Natalia, superbes savons ! Bravo !
They look beautiful Natalia,I love the yellow and blue together and you did so well to get all those spots in, I found it really hard just trying to get a couple in lol.
Wow, these are beautiful. I have never made soap before and would really like to learn how, but I am a bit afraid of the lye. Perhaps I should just leave it to the experts such as you! Thanks
very beautiful, Natalia..I just love the natural colorants!
Han, j’aime beaucoup le coté taches positif/négatif!
il est très beau!
Très réaliste ton savon léopard. Bravo!!!
I’m so late in responding, but you did SUCH a great job, Natalia!! Took me 3 tries as well, but I believe it’s worth it too!! So many fun ways to make this design!