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I am going to show you how to make those lovely loopy swirls in cold process soap. There are other ways to do it, but these are good starter instructions that will help get you started down the path of creativity and adding colorful designs to your soap.
Step 6 Using a kitchen knife, putty knife or a chopstick, snake through the soap in an up and down ‘S’ shape making short, squat ‘S’ shapes in the mold. Once that is done, drag your implement through the soap in two or three long, straight lines to make the finishing beautiful top design.
Step 7 Wrap up your soap to insulate it – we use wax paper and then wrap in old towels. Let your soap set-up in the mold for a couple of days until it’s hard enough to take out. You can either allow it to cure in a loaf shape or you can slice your soap and cure them in bars. Cure time will be about 4 to 6 weeks. Make sure that there is good air flow to the entire soap (whether in a loaf form or bar form), turning the soap at least once a week. Store in a dry, room temperature or slightly cooler, place.
Want a label like the the one in the picture above? We have free PDF’s for you to download and print. Click here for Christmas Forest labels, Fresh Snow labels, Cranberry Fig labels, or Cinnamon Sugar labels.