Lemongrass Kumquat In 6-bar mold:
I wanted to try out a Cool Tools Peacock mat, which was 6 inches wide and 9 inches long. I trimmed off the excess and it fit perfectly in my 6-bar mold that was 6 x 6 inches.
The issue I have with Cool Tools mats is that they really only have 2-3 Mega mats that are positive relief (embossed) and work for soaping. And the corners curled up while the soap batter was on it, so some soap went underneath it.
I bought 2 different mat designs, but the second one (as most are) is too finely detailed for soaping. (These mats were originally designed & intended for jewelry making.) This one worked fairly well though.
Back to soaping:
I used 36 oz of batter poured off from another project (see previous blog) with .5 oz/14 grams of BB Lemongrass eo and 1 oz/28 grams of BB Kumquat fo combined and added to all the colors.
11 oz of each color:
Dark green (BB Leftover greens) (with green jojoba beads)
BB Fizzy Lemonade yellow
BB Celine Red mica (will morph to orange)
After “top” color morphing (with some soda ash); and “bottom” with impression mat design:
The impression mat top makes for a much nicer design than the faded swirls on the other side.
I poured lines of color and when I swirled it, I went all the way to the bottom, but not much really shows on the sides. (It should be a fun design when using the soap.)
To test another scent blend, I used leftover scented batter and added 1 ml of Tea Tree eo & 1 ml of Lime eo to each of the 3 colors and poured into 2 Square Victorian Molds. They smell amazing and I like them even better than the straight Lemongrass Kumquat. (Although the Lime eo has faded quite a bit. Next time I will try Lime fo, which sticks better in CP.)