Gold Frankincense & Myrrh in drop & hanger swirls, with star embed on top

I really love this fragrance and the designs I have been able to create with it. I made this twice last year – you can see those blog posts here and here. And a third blog post here.


Description of Bramble Berry & Essential Depot Scents:
BB Frankincense & Myrrh Cybilla FO: A warm and sensual scent. Perfect all year round, it cures to a wonderful exotic scent when used alone or adds a soft musk and woodsy bottom note when used in blends. CP: Discolors to brown, 2% Vanilla. Scent lightens as it cures.
BB Amber FO: A base note that is used in perfumery because it adds a sophisticated structure to fragrance blends. This Amber blend also contains notes of Vanilla, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Musk. CP: Discolors brown, 3.2% Vanilla. Reviews: Moves quickly.
ED Frankincense EO: Woody, spicy. CP: stays white.


The Plan:
3 lb silicone mold
50.85 oz + 1.15 oz white star embeds, dusted in gold mica
Drop & hanger swirls
1.5 oz Frankincense & Myrrh FO (FM)
1 oz Amber FO (A)
.5 oz Frankincense EO (F)

Master batch Oils #8: 38 oz Oils (Makes 54 oz soap)
MB Oils: 38 oz/ 1077 grams
NaOH/ Lye 5% SF: 5.41 oz / 153 grams
Distilled Water: (1.54 oz/ 12.3% disc): 11 oz / 312 grams
Sodium Lactate (1%): 11 grams (in Lye water at 130 degrees)
Kaolin Clay (1%): 11 grams (in oils)
Ginseng Extract (1%): 11 grams (in oils – can add at trace)
Green Tea Extract (1%): 11 grams (in oils – can add at trace)

20 oz BB Activated Charcoal Black, 1 oz FM & 1 oz A
6 oz BB Cappuccino Mica Brown, .5 oz FM
10 oz TD White, no FO
8 oz TKB #30 True Red, .5 F .25 oz VS
8 oz CC Yellow Locking Mica, no FO
(BB = Bramble Berry, TKB = TKB Trading, CC = Crafters Choice Wholesales Supplies Plus, VS = Natures Garden Vanilla Stabilizer)

Drop swirl colors into Black, then hanger swirl.
Swirl top with silver, gold, red, & copper mica oils, add white stars.


The Reality:
Soaped at 107F Lye liquid and 110F oils, stick blending (with immersion blender) until emulsified. Separated out the batter and colored it, then patiently waited until it thickened to a light trace.

I poured 2/3 of the black into the mold and alternated drop swirling the other colors, including the rest of the black. I then hanger swirled horizontally and vertically. After that, I added drops of gold, red, silver, & copper mica oils on top, swirling with a toothpick diagonally, then zig-zagged down the length of the mold:


I added my cp star embeds (white dusted with gold mica) – one per bar:


Then wrapped it in a towel and put in a little room with a heater to help promote gelling.


The Cut:


The red colored background give these soaps a different look too:


Which background do you like better?


I had a extra white dove, which I added to one of the bars:



I love this fragrance – it is another one that says Christmas to me – in a sexy, sultry way. I used white this time just to be able to match the white stars I had made earlier, but I think I like my previous batch better (seen here), as it’s darker, which better complements the seductiveness of the scent.


2 comments on “Gold Frankincense & Myrrh in drop & hanger swirls, with star embed on top

  1. Vicki says:

    Oh my that’s breathtaking Sly! LOVE the colours and the design. As for background, I think the grey and white one makes the colours pop more.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. soapsbysly says:

    Thanks for your input – I agree…the red seems to be TOO red!!
    So glad you like the soap!


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