Making Autumn Wreath Butterfly Swirl Soap

So, you remember last year when I attempted to make a butterfly swirl soap with disastrous results?  I had failed to read the reviews of a new fragrance I was trying — Pumpkin Pecan Waffles from Wholesale Supplies Plus.  Although it smelled absolutely divine, the batter seized and riced almost instantly.  I’d never seen anything like it!  Well, just a few days later, I actually made a second soap with a fragrance called Autumn Wreath, and it was a complete success!

This is the very last of the videos that I filmed before my move.  But since we’re smack dab in the middle of fall, I thought it’d be a great time to finally post it!

For this soap, I used most of the same colors that I did for the blobby mess of a first attempt, with a couple of minor changes.  I substituted one of the orange micas for a bright red because this fragrance has strong notes of apple and cinnamon.  The red I used is actually a new product from WSP.  Well, it was still fairly new when I bought it last year.  It’s called NuTone, and they are purported to be true, vivid colors in cosmetics and soap.  And boy they weren’t lying!  I am very impressed with how true of a red this turned out in my finished soap.

As for the butterfly swirl, I couldn’t be happier with how this design turned out!  It’s a little hard to describe the motion I used to achieve it, but I found a good graphic on Soap Making Essentials.  It’s about halfway down the page.  Does my finished result look like an actual butterfly?  Nah, not really.  But is it still a really pretty, feathery design?  Absolutely!

By the way, I want to thank you all for the immense love and support I’ve received since my last vlog post about my hellacious move out west and my impending divorce.  This community is full of amazing, strong people, and it makes my heart swell to be a part of it.

Slow-Moving CP Soap Recipe

40% Olive Oil
25% Coconut Oil
17% Palm Oil
12% Avocado Oil
6% Shea Butter

Scents and Swirls

Autumn Wreath FO
NuTone Red Powder
Adobe Orange Mica
Gingerbread Brown Mica
Martini Olive Green Mica
Titanium Dioxide

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