Secret Feather Swirl Soap Making

Secret Feather Swirl Soap Making

I created this charcoal swirl soap with the secret feather swirl technique and some dividers. I’ve also used this technique without dividers (link below). Thank you so much for watching!

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Video of my other secret & reverse feather swirl soap without dividers:

Remember to always wear safety glasses and gloves when making soap. If you’ve never made cold process soap before, check out these helpful videos:
Soap Queen TV – LYE SAFETY:
Amanda Aaron of Lovin’ Soap – BEGINNER SERIES:

**** VIDEO TIMELINE ****
00:16 – Mixing the oils and lye
00:46 – Coloring a small portion of the soap
00:58 – Adding the essential oils & kaolin clay
01:07 – Pouring the soap
02:33 – Secret feather swirl
03:11 – Finishing the top
03:28 – Unmolding & cutting the soap
04:19 – Final photos

**** RECIPE ****
Olive Oil – 40%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Organic Sustainable Palm Oil – 20%
Avocado Oil – 6%
Sunflower Oil – High Oleic – 5%
Castor Oil – 4%

For a Palm free recipe, I substitute Shea Butter (15%) and Cocoa Butter (5%) in place of the Palm Oil. I’ve used both recipes for feather swirls, and the palm free recipe works really well.

Superfat – 6%

Lye – use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mtn Sage (
I used a 33% lye solution (water = 2 x lye)

*** Great article on understanding water discounts and lye solutions – ***

Kaolin Clay – 2 tsp per 500g of oils –

COLORS:
Activated Charcoal –
Disperse 1 teaspoon activated charcoal in 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil. I then used about 1 teaspoon of the charcoal oil mixture per cup of soap (just enough to get the dark color I wanted).

Essential Oil Blend:
Lavender – 2 parts
Bergamot – 1 part
Patchouli – 0.5 parts

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**** SOME OF MY SOAP MAKING EQUIPMENT ****
Waring 7” Quik Stik Immersion Blender from Amazon.com – (my favorite hand blender ever)
Log molds – Kiwi & Company on Etsy –
Log splitter & soap cutter – Buds Woodshop (Bud Haffner) on Etsy –
My favorite silicone spoons for soap making –
Soap Stamp –
Batter Bowls –
Main soap mixing bowl – 6 quart –
Stainless Steel pot with handle – (8 cup), (12 cup)
Double mesh strainer –
Long nitrile protective gloves –

**** VIDEO EQUIPMENT ****
Canon 7d Mk II –
Canon Lens for Video – Canon EF-S 18-55 STM –
Manfrotto Extension Arm for Overhead Filming –
Manfrotto Super Clamp to attach camera to Ext Arm –
Wireless Remote for Canon Cameras –
Lighting Kit –

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