Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mango Lava

I'm easily bored, I've mentioned this before in my blog, but really, I'm bored, yes, AGAIN.
I love challenges and experimenting ingredients I can put into soap.  Not to mention that I love combining different techniques in one soap, oh endless possibilities~
This is another tropical theme, inspired by the colorful tropical cocktail and fruity fragrance oil - Mango Papaya and Pineapple Jasmine.
The bottom is regular CP soap done in layers like the lava or volcano style cocktail drinks, then top off with whipped soap as cream on a tall glass of smoothie.  For those of you who do not know what whipped soap is, it is made with very high percentage of hard oil (not harsh, just high melting point) and butter to make it high in saturated fat and literally whipped it into soap with lye water.  This method produces soap that combines with air to make it fluffy just like you are whipping heavy cream.  The end result is a low density soap that floats in water.  Don't take me wrong because it is not going to stay like whipped cream.  After cure, the soap is going to be hard just like a normal bar of soap, but with air built in it.  Kids love these kind of soap as they can play with it in bath tub and you'll never lose it to the bottom of the tub.
Oh I'm not done yet!  The lime slice is done with aloe M&P soap base, these are time consuming to make and I swear I'm not doing it ever again!

This is my inspiration photo:
 And this is my Mango Lava:


  1. your soap looks fantastic, i love the layers of colour and lime slice on top. i will have to try whipped soap soon.

  2. Beautiful! With whipped soap--I just love it!

  3. Really amazing. The kind of soap that makes very special gifts

  4. Gorgeous! You inspire me always!

  5. I love looking at your blog....you are so inspiring. I'm a hobby soaper for family and friends and just love seeing what everyone is doing. One question...I love the tall bars, what size mold do you use and where did you purchase it? Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations!!!

    1. The skinny bar dimensions are 2" wide by 3.25" tall. The mold I got was from soapequipment:
      They are not cheap but I got it as a prize. These molds do need to be lined.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color contrast between the green and the peach at the bottom. Lovely!