The Swiss countryside is famous for its sweeping mountain landscapes. The rolling green hills and snowy peaks of the Alps were the inspiration for this Alpine Adventures Cold Process Soap. When I look at these bars, I can’t help but sing, “The hills are alive with the sound of music!” in my head. Scented with a combination of Fresh Snow Fragrance Oil and Heavenly Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil, this soap smells floral and clean. It’s the next best thing to actually being in the beautiful Swiss Alps.
Landscape soaps have become one of my favorite cold process soap projects. I love scouring Pinterest for inspiration landscape photos, and the challenge of recreating them with soap. Recently, on the Bramble Berry Facebook page, I asked soapers to share their landscape soaps and was blown away! It was so fun to see all the soaps there and this one really grabbed my eye: Morning Glory Cold Process Soap created by Soco Soaps. Great soapers obviously think alike! 😉 Click here to see more of Karey’s creations on Instagram. If you’re looking for more landscape soap inspiration, check out the Sahara Sunset Cold Process Soap tutorial.
This project includes several steps, layers and colors all done with a thick thick trace. It is an advanced technique, or rather, series of them. It requires a good understanding of trace, particularly working with a thick trace. If you’ve never made soap using a thick trace, I would recommend getting a few simple recipes under your belt first, such as the Layered Lilac Loofah Cold Process Soap. I also highly recommend having your workstation thoroughly prepped with plenty of spare spoons, containers and whisks just in case! For more tips on setting up your soaping area, check out this blog post.