I did not manage to post last night, but I did get to cut my soap and get a decent picture of it as well. One of the things I noticed is that using the wooden mold instead of the PVC pipe that my soap was ready sooner and I was able to take it out of the mold and cut at 16 hours instead of 24 or more. I am enjoying the new mold and cutter that I bought from Etsy and I am happy that I bought it.
The fragrance I used for this soap was Sun and Sand from Essential Depot. The scent is a bit lemony with hints of what to me smells like a little anise and a sort of sweet scent. I was not the most fond of the scent in the bottle, but I like it in the soap a bit better and it does fit for the soap that I made. Two weeks ago there was a challenge on Great Cakes Soapworks blog to make what is called a Tiger stripe or Zebra Stripe swirl. This involves taking two colors of soap batter and pouring it down the center of the mold in alternating turns.
I did not have my log mold to do the challenge on time, but I really wanted to try my hand at this soap, so I decided I would take the challenge a bit late. I used my titanium dioxide for a lighter layer and red mica for the other layer which turned out looking kind of orange. This was perfect, as it was what I had wanted. I am not sure if as it cures it will turn more red, but we shall see in time. Anyways, here is the result of my personal challenge soap: