Getting Loopy!

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:

Preparing to mix my micas with olive oil.
Preparing to mix my micas with olive oil.
I just think these colors look so pretty on the mixing spoons. (I know I'm a nerd.)
I just think these colors look so pretty on the mixing spoons. (I know I’m a nerd. 🙂
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Micas, mixed and ready for making circles.

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.

The first little mica/oil circle.
The first little mica/oil circle.
After pouring a few more colors, alternating with the soap batter.
After pouring a few more colors, alternating with the soap batter.

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.

Little stripes on the top.
Little stripes on the top.
After a bit of swirling.
After a bit of swirling.
And, a bit more swirling, because, honestly, that is the FUN part!
And, a bit more swirling, because, honestly, that is the FUN part! And it didn’t look “loopy” enough before.

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 . . .

It came out very nicely!
It came out very nicely!

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.)

Cut and ready for the curing shelf!
Cut and ready for the curing shelf!
Pretty and loopy
Pretty and loopy

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.

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4 thoughts on “Getting Loopy!

  1. Oh Teressa, Many thanks for referring to my blog! I discovered yours today, and your colours are beautiful, you work like crazy, it seems you are able to to 4 soaps in a row… I am a maniac too, my record is 6 on the same day 😋😝😉. Nice to digitally-meet you!

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