15. října 2016

Wood grain soap - Soap Challenge Club (October 2016 entry)





Hi, everyone,

This month challenge in Soap Challenge Club hosted by Amy Warden is to make a wood grain soap))
As my daughter teeth saga still continues, again I made only one soap) that pretends to look like wood grain))

Unfortunately I have no pictures of the process this time, my camera was broken for some time, so only the result is here)




I would like to participate in all-natural category this month as this is a challenge for me, to find natural colorant at my house)
For my Thuja Wood Soap I used coconut oil (40%), sunflower oil (20%), avocado oil (15%), cocoa butter and shea butter (10% each) and 5 % of virgin olive oil as I wanted my soap not to harden fast. As a colorant I used 99% Lindt chocolate, for scenting thuja and sweet orange essential oils.


 

As for technique, I used Tiger Stripe technique for doing it. I poured only from one side of the mold, when I wanted that special look of wood, I just stopped pouring in the middle of the side changing colors and reducing the length of my pour till it was just a drop at a corner.



For that special look I rimmed every piece as I remembered how the soap looks like inside when I was making my rimmed soaps.. and it really looked not so straight and more wood like)))

 

 I made some rimmed soap also as I saw some several rimmed soaps with non-full rim and wanted to try to make some too.






I wish good luck to everyone this month!

Nasta 

UPD: Thank you all for my wood soap's 3-rd place!! I am happy!!!

36 komentářů:

  1. OMG, These look so real...they are Totally Awesome!!! Your very talented and creative, I love them!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! I am so very happy the first and at the same time the last attemp in this month turned out this way!

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  2. absolutely gorgeous! They are so realistic, great job.

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    1. Thank you, Shauna! They really look like wood)))

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  3. OMG this is beautiful Anastasia!! The effect is so realistic! One would think it is real wood; I love the knots!! ..and the scent combination you used is so interesting; I am guessing it smells amazing :-) Such creativity! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thank you, Helene, for your very kind words! The knots were a great surprise for me, when I rimmed every piece. It smells very good, my hubby who likes unscented soap is asking every day if it ready)))))))))))))))

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  4. Your soaps are beautiful, Nasta! and so realistic :) Well done and all the best in the soap challenge!

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    1. Thank you very much! I ma so glad someone except me can see wood in it))))))))))))))))))))))

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  5. Such a gorgeous soap! Truly looks like real wood! Love the partial rims also - really gives a lot of interest!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. You are too kind. Unfortunately the idea with partial rim was not inicially mine, as I wrote! But I liked the result so very much that decided to make it as fast as I can)))

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  6. Wow !! It looks so real !! You are so creative :)

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  7. I am so impressed with your soaps!! Great Job!!!

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    1. Thank you, Toni, for your words! I was impressed and surprised too whle doing it))) I found some new things about soap again!That is the best prize!

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  8. Nasta, these look like beautiful polished blocks of wood! You did a fantastic job capturing the beauty in the wood! Fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you, Debi))) I am happy you liked it. It was not so hard to make as yours))) Just pouring))))

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  9. Wow, your soaps look spectacular! Just like blocks of wood!
    Good luck!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ammu! I am happy I managed to make it that way!

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  10. These are beautiful! Look so much like real wood. And the rimmed soaps are so cool!

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    1. Thanky you, Linda, I hope after curing they would also smell as well as now)) woody)))

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  11. Beautiful soaps - your submission looks so realistic! And I love what you did with the rimmed versions, too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Nathicana, I wanted to try to make those unfull rims so very much and this was a great opportunity!

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  12. This is so realistic looking wood grain !! I love your entry:)

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  13. Just beautiful! Looks so real! Love it!

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  14. Nasta, these are just incredible. They turned out absolutely perfect. And your rimmed soaps are simply stunning. You are such a talented and creative soap maker! :)

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    1. Thank you, Holly, I am very sorry I did not find your work between entries this month((( I hope may be next one)))))

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  15. I love that you used chocolate to color the soap! The essential oil blend sounds delicious too. This is really beautiful and realistic!

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    1. Thank you very much, Anne. I hope the smell still will be after curing))

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  16. H Anastasia! I love the Thuja Theme you used! I made a scent with Juniper Berry & Lime once that I adored, yours may smell similar? It sounds amazing. I love the colors you achieve with the Chocolate. Very much like Cedar/Thuja/Juniper colors, One of my favorite woods. Great idea! I will have to try the side pour for this sometime ~ Thanks for sharing~ :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Eva! I like Thuja very much as well as Cedar and Juniper, last one is decorating our house at X-mas))

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