Using a whisk is a great way to add texture or peaks to the top of cold process soap. Simply wait for the soap to thicken up a bit and lightly dip the tip of a whisk into the soap and raise it up. A couple people on my Facebook page said they use a mini-whisk! I’ll have to give that a try.
Textured Cold Process Soap Tops
By Amanda Aaron|2017-02-01T15:33:34-06:00August 20, 2012|Soapmaking Tips, Soapmaking Tools and Equipment, Soapmaking Tutorials|8 Comments
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I used this technique on my first batch of soap last night! It looks neat, I can’t wait to see it all cut into bar form.
Stupid question but….do you spray imediately after pouring?
I wait until the soap sets up a bit and then I spray. Its a matter of preference. I’ve noticed though that if the soap is just poured and super thin if you spray a pretty swirl with alcohol it spreads the mica a bit. Hard to explain…
Love all the helpful hints on this blog. I’ve been wanting to texture my soap tops & now know how!!!
I really like how it creates little star like patterns. Very pretty!
Exactly…I spray with alcohol.
Love the technique, but how do you work with Soda Ash, as it looks like you can’t press down with saran wrap once it is molded??
I will often spray the top of the soap with 99% Isopropyl alcohol. l find that it sometimes help prevent ash when you don’t want to use plastic wrap.
If and when I do get ash, I use my clothes steamer to steam the top of the soap bars and that gets rid of it in a jiffy.