The 2019 October Soap Challenge was all about “slanted lines”. I entered the advanced category with my soap “Neon Laser Beams”. The challenge was to make a soap with a “chevron pattern”, I decided to try and go for a 21 layer pour! I scented this soap with chamomile and grapefruit fragrance oil. This soap has been the biggest challenge to date that I have faced with soap design and I loved it! A very special thank you to Helene Gelmet for her amazing tutorial and the brilliant template that she shared. I wouldn’t have known where to start without all the amazing information. I am proud to have come in at 2nd place and to also have received the recognition for "Best Use of Color"!
The June Soap Challenge 2019 was all about adding real food and drinks into one batch of soap. I entered the advanced category as I wanted to keep the soap I made all natural. The food ingredients I added and placed in individual layers from starting from the bottom up where; blackberries, raspberries, avocado, egg yolk and egg whites. The drink ingredient I used was red wine and prickly pear juice. I scented my soap with a blend of essential oils which are uplifting, with a little forest like reminder! I blended peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass and eucalyptus blue gum essential oils. I am humbled and honored to have come in 1st place amongst such a high level of competition!