Soap making is always full of unexpected surprises, and this time, the surprise is more than pleasant!
I've tried a few "in-the-pot swirls" before, but have never been one hundred percent satisfied with the look. This time I'm actually pretty happy with the way it turns out, but when I made it, it looked so bad that I was even considering putting these in the "failed" box.
The reason why I thought it would turn out to be disastrous was because the soap came to trace literally in less than 3 minutes. I turned around to grab my charcoal powder and that's when the soap caught me off guard. I decided to move quickly and mix in the colour anyway because that was what I had promised to make. By the time I had the colour ready, the soap was thicker than yogurt. I scooped the soap into the mold and feared for the worst.
I let out a small scream of joy after making the first cut. Sooooo, THIS is how you make in-the-pot swirl! No wonder I haven't been successfull. I have to wait a little longer before I swirl! Isn't it funny how we learn our lessons from the most unexpected "mistakes"?