Witches Brew Cold Process Soap

A Halloween inspired cold process soap. I had this picture in my mind of a witch getting intoxicated by her own enchanting brew and toppling over into the cauldron. The coloring is very different from my normal style and definitely stands in stark contrast to the enchanting scent. The colors of bright pink, purple and uncolored glow-in-the-dark soaps contrast well against the black.

The witch legs were made using a custom mold and then hand painted with gold and purple mica.

I debated whether or not to share this video, it didn’t go exactly as planned. In particular the piping set up so fast that it made the piping a bit challenging and a tad of a mess. But as with most soapers not everything always goes as planned.

The Essential Depot molds are a bit deep to begin with but with my piping on top it made it too tall for my cutter. Almost all bars ended up getting dented by the top of the cutter, but it didn’t seriously impact the look. At the same time, thankfully the legs were a bit flexible as many of them bent in the cutting process, but were easily bent back into place.

If I had to do it again, I would have used more of the colors and less of the black, it was a bit overpowering. Also, the bars are a little thin, I was making this soap intending it as gifts for some friends and I needed 12 bars – I got exactly that, but they ended up a little thinner than my normal bars.

Fragrance:

Volcano Type (Aztec), Orange & Goji Berry (Candle Science), Forever Romance (Lone Star), Masquerade (Lone Star), Love Spell (Aztec) *I had a bunch of partial 1oz sample bottles that I wanted to use up and the scents seemed to blend well. 🙂

Additives (not referenced in the video):

Tussah Silk, Sodium Lactate, Goat’s Milk (from powder).

Colorants:

Pink: Pink Vibrance (nurture Soap); Neon Red (TKB); Glow in the Dark Powder (Nurture Soap)

Witches Brew cold process soap loaf
Witches Brew Cold Process Soap Loaf

Plain Uncolored: Glow in the Dark Powder (Nurture Soap)
Purple: Amethyst Purple (Wholesale Supplies Plus); Ye Olde Neon Purple (TKB)
Black: Matte Black Oxide (Wholesale Supplies Plus); Black Knight Mica (Wholesale Supplies Plus); Activated Charcoal (Bulk Apothecary)

Mold:

Essential Depot – Natural Soap Mold

Embeds:

Witch Legs using melt and pour soap – the legs were some miniatures that I found at Michael’s and then used as impressions for a custom mold.

Oil Blend:

2017 Test 5 Masterbatch (it doesn’t mean much to anyone but me, it tells me it was 2017 test blend #5). This blend uses: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Palm Kernal Oil/flakes , Olive Oil Pomace, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Canola Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Argan Oil, and Stearic Acid [Thankfully I have used all of this test blend – the skin feel and lather are amazing, but it sets up too fast. You can’t do too much with it; it is a bit deceptive it will be very loose and then almost instantly set-up. It doesn’t matter if it is soaped cold or hot it just decides it’s done and your stuck with it. Lol ]

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