Juicy, sweet and slightly tart, pineapple is a delicious summer fruit. I love putting pineapple in smoothies or just enjoying it on its own. They are also super popular right now; I have been seeing pineapple themed paper goods, clothing and designs popping up everywhere! For this project, I wanted to create a realistic pineapple soap. To mimic the texture of pineapple skin, I rolled a real pineapple over Flexy Fast Molding Putty. This created a silicone mat with a pineapple skin print. Shades of green, yellow and orange soap are poured onto the mat to mimic the shades of real pineapple.
For a sweet fruity scent, I used Pineapple Cilantro Fragrance Oil. The cilantro notes give just a hint of green, which gives the fragrance a well-rounded scent. It also behaves wonderfully in cold process soap, which allows you to create an “in-the-pot-swirl.” If you’d like to see this technique in action, check out this episode of Soap Queen TV.