For this month’s challenge we were required to make soap with a tear drop dresign. Some of the beautiful examples I saw from this month’s challenge reminded me of little candle flames. I couldn’t help thinking of the Angolan expression “Isso é fogo” meaning “This is fire” as I assessed the outcome of the first failed batch. The expression is often used when one is in a tough or challenging situation.

Since I was using colors associated with fire anyways, I decided to name this soap ‘Fuego’ which means ‘fire’ in Spanish.

I made the soap at about 90 degrees and used slow moving oils like sweet almond oil and virgin olive oil. The soap is scented with peppermint and patchouli essential oils for an earthy and fresh feel.

Below are some photos of the ‘making’ as well as the ones from the ‘failed’ batch.

Enjoy!

Prepared by Preciosa Fançony-Babatope.

Micas and oxides ready for mixing.

Micas and oxides ready for mixing.

Top of the fuego soap when I got done pouring.

Top of the fuego soap when I got done pouring.

 

Fuego soap ready for cutting.

Fuego soap ready for cutting.

 

Fuego soap

Fuego soap.

 

Fuego soap

Fuego soap.

 

On tentative one, the soap was too liquid and the soap for the rear kept on sinking.

On tentative one, the soap was too liquid and the soap for the tear kept on sinking.

 

Soap bars from tentative one. No tear ;-(

Soap bars from tentative one. No tear ;-(

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