Monday, August 13, 2012

Let's End The Tropical Vacation With Lava Flow

This ends my summer tropical vacation series soap.  If you have not seen the previous 2 soap creation inspired by tropical cocktail drinks, here's Sip the Mojito, Would You?!   And here's Mango Lava  And if it's not enough for you just look at photos, here's the video of making Mojito soap: How I Make Mojito

I usually have some kind of inspiration before making the soap.  It can be a photo, it can be a color scheme, it can be a name or just an idea.  3 weeks ago I proposed on my Shieh Design Studio Facebook Page to see which tropical cocktail drink would my followers want to see me make.  This is the photo I posted:

The final vote obviously went to Lava Flow!  The funny thing is, none of the voters really cared about how Lava Flow taste like, all they want is the visual because it's so striking.  Lava Flow is a famous Hawaiian cocktail, it's made with coconut rum and pineapple juice blended into smoothy then poured the strawberry puree right on top to create the lava.  It is so yummy!  So, here's what I came up with:
It is a cold process soap swirled in melt & pour glycerin soap base and topped with melt & pour strawberry halves.  And of course how can I leave the soap without a little drizzle and a little fairy dust (glitter)?!
This soap is made with coconut milk and coconut water.  The fragrance is a mix of strawberry, vanilla cream, coconut, and a splash of pineapple jasmine. 
My typical bar weight about 4.5 oz.  But this one went over 5 oz.! This is a big bar!


  1. Beautiful, Emily! It looks just like the drink! Love the little strawberries on top.

  2. It looks delicious! Your strawberry looks so real! Good job!

  3. You nailed Lava Flow - totally perfect! <3

  4. So gorgeous! And who doesn't like strawberries & coconut?!

  5. Now I feel like eating strawberries. These of yours look so real, and the whole soap looks like a half-melted strawberry-vanila ice cream!Beautiful!