This months’s challenge, hosted by Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks, is the Dandelion Zebra swirl. And the prize, generously provided by Bramble Berry® Soap Making Supplies, is a 5-quart glass mixing bowl with lid, plus 4-piece silicone tool set!
The Dandelion Zebra Swirl is a variation of the tiger stripe swirl, which I’ve done before and liked. Instead of stripes throughout the soap, though, they appear only in one part of the soap. Since December is fast approaching, creating a holiday-themed soap seemed a natural choice for the challenge. So I chose to make a two-tone green soap with red and white stripes, and to scent it with pine needle, black spruce, and eucalyptus essential oils, with a titch of floral lavandin. Smells so fresh and clean, like being in an evergreen forest on a snowy winter’s day!
Overall, I’m pleased with the soap. It would have been better if the two shades of green were a little more distinct, but the stripes show up really well. And there’s a little bit of a red and white swirl on top of the soap, too, just to tie it all together.
As for names, it’s a tossup between Christmas Candy, Santa’s Stockings, or Stocking Stuffer. Or…??
This challenge was a lot of fun, and this swirl will definitely find its way into future soaps. Thanks, Amy, for hosting the challenge. 🙂
‘Til next post, stay clean my friends!