I ordered a sample size of Fruity Rings scent from Nature’s Garden, and I could not believe how much it smells like that famous cereal! I don’t eat it (WAY too much sugar and processing for me), but I have fond memories of it. So, I decided I should make a soap that would let people indulge in that lovely scent without adding anything nasty to their bodies! I had seen a beautiful soap on one of my favorite soap blogs, Mignonnes, venez-voir si. She has lovely soaps, and she speaks French (like me), so I instantly liked her! Her soap has beautiful circles from all sides. I decided this was the way to go for my loopy soap!
First, I Googled “fruit loops’ to find a good pic and study the colors; then I chose 6 micas:
Then, I mixed up my soap batter. I used my signature recipe, because I knew it would give me plenty of time to mess with it and still stay very thin. Next, I started pouring. I put white batter in the bottom, and then started making small circles with each of my mica/oil mixtures, then poured white batter right into the center of the circles.
Finally, once all the colors were in the mold, I made little lines with the remaining mica/oil mixtures so I could do some swirling on the top.
Then came the awful part. WAITING. I know soap making is a hobby fraught with waiting, so maybe I should have chosen something that requires a bit less patience. But, I can’t seem to help myself. Finally, after nearly 24 hours, I unmolded the soap . . .
I cut this soap sideways, to make the most out of the circle effect. Here it is, right after cutting, and before any primping. (Before it’s ready to sell, I will take the edges off, and clean the soaps up a bit.)
I love it! I keep opening up the cupboard where it’s curing just to take another whiff! Now for some more waiting . . . It’ll be ready to use in about a month.