Soap Swirling Technique, Cold Process Soap Making, (Technique Video #6)

Hi this is Teri from Tree Marie Soapworks. Today I’m going to be showing you how to make this soap. It’s scented with
Rose Gold from Bramble Berry’s new Soirée collection. I made this in a slab
mold so that we could keep most of the design on the larger surface area
instead of just having it on a little top sliver. First we are mixing our lye
solution. I always do that first. It heats up quite a bit and it’s better to get
that cooling first. I’m using Tussah silk fibers. These give the soap a really nice
silkiness when you use it, and they are cruelty free and these fibers are
collected from cocoons after the silkworms have emerged so they’re not
harming the silkworms in any way. I cut this up in little
pieces and add it to the water before I add the lye and it gives it more of a
chance to dissolve because it’s there at the beginning when the water heats up. I
still strain my lye water before I put it into the oils just to get any of
those little fibers out that are not dissolved. Okay now our sodium hydroxide is added to our water and now I’m getting ready my sodium lactate it’s
used at a rate of one teaspoon per pound of oils and it’s a natural hardener the
soap it makes the soap release from the molds a little easier. Okay here we’ve already added our coconut oil and now we add our sustainable palm oil this
sustainable palm oil comes from any supplier that’s part of the Roundtable
on Sustainable Palm Oil. So it’s responsibly sourced. I melt these
ingredients in the microwave and in the meantime, I measure my liquid oils. Right
here you can see that I use a little squeeze button to top off my olive oil
so I don’t pour in too much since I’ve already measured the other ingredients.
Now I’m adding my cocoa butter. These pastilles are really easy to
add. They’re easy to measure and they’re also easy to stir in without having to
re-microwave your mixture. When I use coconut butter I usually try not to get
it too hot but if it doesn’t completely melt from stirring I will microwave it a
little bit. Okay, now I’m adding in the liquid oils
that I measured before. Next, I add champagne Extract. This is also part of
Bramble Berry’s new Soiree Collection. I read later that you only need to add a
few drops to add something special to your handmade. I added more than just
a few drops, but it should be a really good soap. The reason why it’s added is
it adds moisture to the soap. Okay now I’m going to show you how I mix my
colorants. This is Fired Up Fuchsia and I squeezed a little olive oil into it.
Just enough to get it wet. And I use my palette knife in a Plexiglas sheet to mix
it all in. And I just keep mixing it to make sure I got all the clumps out. And
this is used at a rate of one teaspoon per pound oils.
Since I have a little time here I just want to thank everybody for being so
encouraging and some of you are so funny. I had a comment just a little bit ago
that someone said I’m a detail-oriented freak and it just cracked me up because
I kind of am. It just is how I am, so that’s just funny
they said they are like that too. So thank you! 🙂 And this is Burgundy Pigment and I
just showed that color sample. That was used at a rate of one teaspoon per pound
of oils. So we are only using this at a half teaspoon per pound of oils. With
red oxides you have to be careful about how much you use because
they’re pretty strong. Because sometimes red oxides can tint your bubbles or even
tint your washcloths if you’re not careful, so I wanted a
little bit of a darker color like a burgundy so I’m going to just darken
this up with a little bit of activated charcoal. And here’s the activated charcoal and I
just use the fourth of a teaspoon and I’m just going to add that when I add it
to my batter, just to get the color I want. All these colorants are from
Bramble Berry except for the next current, Gold Rush, It’s from Elements Bath and
Body. And I’m using one teaspoon, and I’m putting in some castor oil and some
olive oil. Castor oil is a little thicker than olive oil and I wanted it to be
somewhat thick but still able to drizzle it over the top, and what I like about
drizzling is it gives that little indent once the soap is saponified.
It kind of reabsorbs the oils and leaves like a divot where the oils were and it
has that gold, and I think it just looks really cool. Okay now our colorants are
all prepared and we’ll just get ready to make soap. So I’m adding my sodium
lactate to my lye water and now I’m straining. This gets out any of the silk
leftover and also any clumps of sodium hydroxide that didn’t get dissolved. Okay
now I’m going to add the lye water to the melted oils.
And then once I get that in there I’m going to measure the weight of the bowl
and oils in lye water. And then I will subtract out the weight of the bowl
afterwards and get the weight of the batter. Then I’ll figure my
percentages that I’m going to divide it up into to. For this tutorial I’m going
to use fifteen percent for the Fired Up Fuschia,
twenty five percent for the Burgundy Pigment and the rest will be the sixty
percent of white, which will be the Titanium Dioxide. And just stick blend
this until emulsion has reached, that way you’ll have time to divide your batter
and color it. Emulsion is just when you don’t have any more oils floating on top
they’ve all combined and they’re gonna stay combined. If you don’t know if it’s
emulsified you can let it sit for a little while and see if it separates
again and just hand stir it after that. Okay this is the fifteen percent for the
Fired Up Fuchsia. And the 20% for the burgundy, and the
last is the 60% for the white. And this is where I’m just adding a
little bit of the activated charcoal just to make it a little darker. Okay, next is the titanium dioxide and I
already have that pre-mixed in a big squeeze bottle. Because I use more of that than I use of anything else. So it’s just ready to go. This titanium dioxide is one
of the hardest ones to mix and get the clumps out of, so I dilute it at a rate
of one part titanium dioxide to three parts oil, and I usually use olive oil
when I’m diluting it. The fragrance I’m using for this is Rose Gold is the new
fragrance from Bramble Berry’s Soirée collection. I’m happy to report it did really
well in cold process it didn’t accelerate at all. Here I already figured
out the percentages of the 15, 25, and 60%, so I’m just taking that much out of the
bottle each time and resetting/zeroing the scale. This fragrance is
supposed to be tan and cold process soap. That’s why I use the white to whiten
it. It does seem like it’s turning a little bit off-white but it’s not going
to tan yet so I think it’s gonna be okay. And to me
it doesn’t smell like roses it smells floral, and it smells a little fruity, and
also I think, comfort, and pleasant and I think that part of it is the cashmere,
vanilla, and amber whenever I smell those, I think of “pleasant,” so if you’re wondering what the notes are it’s a sweet soft mix of coconut ,candy apple, raspberry, red
currant, tulip, freesia, heliotrope, rose, cashmere, musk, vanilla, and amber.
And here we just stick blend into a light trace. Because we want the colors
not to mix together when they’re too thin they’ll just kind of get muddy. Ok this next part is pretty
self-explanatory it’s just, you pour most of the white in and then you kind of
Jackson Pollock the top. If I had to do this again, I probably
would pour from just a little bit higher to get the colors to go a little deeper. That’s why it’s kind of good to video
your soap-making, because you learn things from yourself. This design would be good for a soap top
as well. When you just have a little bit of soap left over, just spatter it on
there and and just make it really uneven. it seems like the more white space you
have, kind of the better, and and you can do the lines, go back and forth across
the loaf in this short way and then you make the lines down the long way and it
looks really nice. Just make sure you don’t get your skewer too deep or you
will interrupt your design that’s underneath. Okay when you get all the color on, the
last thing you do is you drizzle the gold on. Okay and I tap down the mold to
release any air bubbles. And now it’s time to swirl. And I used a tongue
depressor for this one, and I think if I had to do it over again, I actually would
have used a chopstick, because these little squiggly lines are so close
together that I don’t think the tongue depressor was the best tool to use in
this instance, but I’m gonna try the tongue depressor the next time I do
Taiwan Circling Swirl. If you’ve seen my other videos I’ve been experimenting
on them different wideness of my swirling tool. Last time I use a popsicle
stick and the time before he used a wide stick that was about an eighth of
an inch wide. Both of them turned out really well I was really pleased so I
said next time that I’m gonna use the tongue depressor on the Taiwan Circling
Swirl. So when I’m swirling this in the other direction, I use this glass
stirring stick. I’ve seen some of the other people using them, and they are
really nice. They slide across the bottom really nice. I just banged down the mold again to
release any trapped bubbles and fill in any of those spaces on the edge that
were displaced. And I just put this through gel and let it stay covered up
for two days, and here I am unmolding it. This is how I got rid of
the little edges that were kind of up on the sides. Just use a palette knife.
There’s so many uses for a palette knife! And I didn’t want to show you all the
beveling of this one I figured you see at my other videos; you’re probably tired
of it. So I just showed the very end. And here’s how the final bars came out
and thank you for watching, and thank you you for spreading the word, and I appreciated all of you! And have a great day! 🙂


  1. DIVYA R26 May 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm


  2. josh 1314 May 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Wow that's so awesome

  3. Soap Sistas May 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    A very beautiful soap! I love your color choices!! And your voice is very soothing! Lol😀

  4. The Reyki Effect Mumbai May 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Looks stunning!! <3

  5. Ron Bar May 4, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    You're amazing! Thank you sooooo much for sharing 🙂

  6. Ghassan Alrahal May 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Hi dear you are amazing i would love to practice this hobby here myself but unfortunatly i am living in sweden and i can not buy the stuff to make the soap 🙁
    do you have any idea how to get the materials, i will be thankfull for your help and advise.

  7. Doon Valley Greens May 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    That's some stunning soap lady … Your videos are always soothing for me…. Btw yeah you are a detail freak in a good way

  8. SilanNova Art May 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Hello fellow Hoosier! I love your videos so much. I'm honestly learning everything I need to know to start my own soap business from your videos! Maybe one day we can meet up and share some soapy secrets with each other!

  9. Mcsteffiandboys May 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I have a new appreciation for handmade soaps

  10. Wtrmlngrn May 4, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I swear you are legit soap goals! I’m a numbers person as well, I wish I was as methodical and organized as you appear to be. I need to get my act together 🤣

  11. 호롤롤로 May 4, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I saw your video very interesting. I have a question. What should I do if I can't get a sodium lactate? If Sodomlactite is the role of making soap hard, it is said that Stearic Acid makes soap hard, too. May I use it?

  12. Michael Makeup May 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Your soaps are enchanting!!! I loooove your channel!!!

  13. S Sutton May 4, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I love your creations and yor narration. Can you share what kind of olive oil you use? My batter thickens way to fast every time and I'm wondering if it is because my olive oil is pumice rather than virgin etc. I have a very simple recipe as a beginner, just olive and coconut. If I stick blend at all its over! Thanks!

  14. Tusken Raider May 4, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    When will these be available? I looked on your Facebook page but didn’t see these in the available photos.

  15. Sylvia Beyer May 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, so beautiful. Thanks for all the pointers 🙂

  16. Татьяна Царева May 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Очень понравилось смотрю и учусь у вас спасибо!!!!!🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒🍓🍒

  17. Nana Aphriyie May 4, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Very lovely

  18. Pilar Rangel May 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Dominas las diferentes técnicas de una forma maravillosa! Eres una artista completa en el arte de hacer jabón! Felicidades! Disfruto tus vídeos todo el tiempo! 😍

  19. Sassmouth Soap Shop May 4, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I am so loving the plexiglass pallet for mixing oxides!! Thank you for sharing that!

  20. Marinda Hender May 4, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I love watching all your preparation steps! Not many other soapers show their oil melting/measuring and color mixing, and it's so interesting to see the behind the scenes as a non-soaper!!

  21. Renee Cormalis- Soaps For Love May 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I absolutely love your color choice. These turned out stunning.

  22. LKR Soap and Such May 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Great tutorial as usual. I appreciate your detail. Blessings🦋

  23. Poison Ivy May 4, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Love your Vids! The explaining, keeping it simple when we know it’s not. Great job- beautiful Soap!!!!!

  24. Teresa Luthye May 4, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic video Teri! Such a great color palette for the scent description. Thank you for sharing this video. I haven’t had time to soap as my father-in-law is in his last days so I soaped vicariously through you. Have a great weekend!

  25. Amy Warden May 5, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Gorgeous technique, Teri!! I love the diagonal swirl!

  26. Molly Suver May 5, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I love your videos! I found you through instagram. I really appreciate your precision and attention to detail. The one feedback I'd give is get a step up on your mic! Slightly better audio quality would make a huge impact. But either way, I am subscribed and love when I see the alert for a new video. 🙂

  27. Cam Sanders May 5, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Those colors work really well together. Who else is going to invest in a pallet knife after watching these videos? 😄 Great tool!

  28. Carmen Antunez May 5, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Pretty soap!

  29. sharilee1 May 5, 2019 at 4:17 am

    You are very articulate and detail oriented with your videos and soap making. Thanks for the great advice you give even for those of us that are seasoned soap makers, it’s very motivating. I look forward to seeing more!

  30. Lena Martin May 5, 2019 at 4:54 am

    How does one buy your soap?

  31. Lexy Kaye May 5, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I looove the detail oriented things you do, it’s so calming how perfect it is and your voice is very peaceful

  32. Sobia Khan May 5, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Wow 😍

  33. Rawa Hamam May 5, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Hi dear I am Rawa and I have added you and I hope we could help each other cause you are amazing and I really hope to learn from you
    With my best regards

  34. Jocelyne cupcake May 5, 2019 at 10:15 am

    That looks pretty

  35. Haley Barlow May 5, 2019 at 11:58 am

    This is so so so beautiful!!! ❤

  36. ARETHA REYNOLDS May 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Newby soaper here, and love your tutorials. How far in advance do you mix your titanium dioxide and what is the shelf life? Or are your making several batches the same day you mix the titanium dioxide? And do you mix with oil or water?

  37. Lera the danish n00b May 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    What's the name of the music?? Tell plz

  38. Haffina May 5, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    I love that you are so detailed orientated. I'm not, but I love when other people are LOL

  39. Second Spring Naturals May 5, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    So pretty! I love the swirl of gold going through it.

  40. steelersgirl071961 May 5, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Yes, this is absolutely Beautiful! I love it and the scent sounds very nice, I might have to order some of that to try it. Thank you for sharing your videos.

  41. Alicia quantrell May 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Wow you are amazing. This is goals.

  42. loverlei79 May 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Is real Rose scent hard to work with? I understand Rose essential oil and even Rose Absolute is expensive, but it seems to me one could easily use Rose water to scent the soap and use a water discount for the amount you add.
    I've had a hard time finding real Rose soap. It's like everyone thinks Rose soap is over done, so it's never done.

  43. Monz03b May 6, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Your videos are always nice!

  44. Ruthless Cardigan May 6, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Very Good!

  45. AskiaLuna May 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I did not know that there is sodium hydroxide as powder.

    I've only found pellets and they like to jump through the area, which is pretty dangerous.

  46. PlayerNamedQuix May 7, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Keep making what you love and talking about your passions and I'll stick around this is the kinda thing I love

  47. manel benanane May 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Would you consider doing ASMAR vids

  48. Melanie May 7, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I appreciate you being so detail oriented because I learn all of the do's & don'ts it's very helpful…I love the look of this soap

  49. Country Cottage Candles and Soaps May 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    💖💞These colors are absolutely gorgeous!! And that swirl design is amazing!💞💖

  50. Vinna Syafei May 8, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The color combo is so pretty! Love the end result! Didn't know it didn't need much tussah silk for a 9-bar batter. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Kristina Kyidyl May 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I just found your channel and I love it. The precision of your method is so satisfying, and your voice is very relaxing. I hope you never get bored of YouTube.

  52. Syed Kathija May 9, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Wow awesome sisy

  53. ladymitch32 sunshine May 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Hi! How long you use the heating pad? Thanks

  54. Bubble District May 11, 2019 at 9:34 am

    I like how you mix your colors and the soap is really elegant.

  55. Amelia Garcia-Pereira May 18, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I LOOOOOOOVE your videos!!! I have never made cold process soap but I want to try it. I really appreciate your detail oriented freak-ness!! 🤣🤣

  56. LeAnne Olson May 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful. Thank you for explaining the process.

  57. piggypie studios May 24, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Ya know I wasn't having the best day before I found your channel. I don't know why, but your voice and techniques, and all the colors and patterns really helped to sooth me. Love the videos

  58. Goddess1Princess May 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    WOW.. i did't know soap making was so involved! = O

  59. CONCEPTUALMAN May 29, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Just like the old book covers. I always loved that pattern . I didn't know soap making was so interesting .

  60. TM Sulsona June 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    As someone new to the soapmaking process, your designs are incredible and so beautiful! I am inspired to really experiment and see what I can do. Thank you so much for posting your techniques!

  61. Nikita Gupta June 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Hi.. that was a beautiful soap. Im a new soaper. Can u tell what temp were your lye solution and oils at when mixed.. pleasee do reply

  62. Alyssa Santiago June 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I just came from royalty soaps' pinata video! I remember your videos and when she said your name I had to check you out again! 🙂 wonderful video and commentary

  63. lois reed June 9, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I just got your Chanel from royalty soaps and I’m glad I did luv it ❤️

  64. meadowyck June 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I like the effect of the tongue depressor, I liked that result best before you used the other tool. Thank you for the video!

  65. Cindee Smith June 9, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    So beautiful.. love it 😍

  66. Formerly Known as - Black Orchid Bodyworks June 21, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Simply put….Beautiful! I love everything about this soap. Huge hugz nicely done 😍😍😍

  67. Valerie Marek June 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    love your Chanel and you designs

  68. Sasha Stanley July 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Id love to hear the sound of your spatula mixing the pigments. And cutting the soap!

  69. Unusual Vintage July 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I like that you mixed the colors in order from light to dark to avoid cleaning the palette every time. GOod thinking!

  70. marcy wine July 20, 2019 at 12:17 am

    love them! I ordered a set of palette knives on Amazon discount day! Can't wait to mix my mica that way and use the other sizes to clean my soap edges. You are super talented with your skills and neatness. Thanks for all the handy tips! 🙂

  71. Christine Bowes July 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I’m just wondering about the amount of Color you use. You mention how much you use ppo. Did you actually calculate how much to use for the small % you poured off. Or, did you use the total recipe amount. I hope you can understand my question.
    I subscribed to your channel a long time ago and recently have more time to actually take in what your doing.. wow. I love how technical you are.

  72. Halsey Ballistic July 24, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Very nice

  73. Cinde Rella August 1, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Why do not you mix the color in the cup but on a glass plate?

  74. Denise Foster August 12, 2019 at 12:55 am

    I am grateful that you are a 'detail-oriented freak' because it makes things so much easier for beginners like me. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain what you are doing and why you are doing it.

  75. Tree Marie Soapworks August 23, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Thank you for watching, liking, subscribing, and sharing! 💕🌳

    Check out my shop

  76. Miss Sha August 25, 2019 at 7:25 am

    true artist

  77. Susana guasch melis September 16, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you so much for the perfect Tutorials and for be so generous sharing them!

  78. Victor Jackson September 18, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Terri, I like everything that you do! You make me believe that I can make my own soap at home. I like that you share your recipes. I like your thorough video instructions. I like your pleasant voice and how you narrate after you record the video. I like your overhead video angles; everything you do is captured nicely. I like you professionally designed website. I bought and received three bars of soap from you! I take longer showers now. LOL 🙂 You are an excellent instructor and videographer. I wish you much success. God bless you. PS: I like the background music you use as well!

  79. sumaiya Haseeb September 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I love your colour mixing technique. …Actually i m not good with Colours😐

  80. Brianna Meyer October 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I love your channel <3 Thank you so much, I am new to soap making and I feel like I learn so much watching your technique videos

  81. jimbat October 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Do you have to be good at math to make soap?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *