Creating swirled cold-process soaps can be intimidating, but with a little patience and knowledge, it’s a craft that is fully worth it. Swirling natural colors can involve many techniques, such as towers, hangers, skewers, pouring methods, and a heavy dose of creativity. You can use artificial colors, but natural colors, such as that of a carrot, tend to look better and more organic. You can achieve the colors through powders from root vegetables, activated charcoal, cocoa and coffee, and so much more.
- Before trying to swirl soap with natural colors, you should be comfortable with cold-process soap making.
- Natural soap colorants include annatto seeds, cocoa powder, spirulina, turmeric root, and more.
- The key to success is slowing down trace, so avoid water-discounted recipes and saturated fats.
“Swirling cold-process soap with natural colors is a technique that not many soap makers do.”