Dancing Funnel Technique, Cold Process Soap Making, Glycerin Rivers February 2019 Soap Challenge, #3


Hi this is Teri Endsley with Tree Marie
Soapworks. I am going to show you today my process in making Dancing Funnel
Soap and I’m forcing glycerin rivers by having higher water content and using a heating pad. This soap right here I made a long time ago and I noticed I got
glycerin rivers in the dancing funnel and in the hanger swirl ones. And I took
really good notes back then so I use the same recipe in those, so I’m using that
recipe today. These are my colorants from Elements Bath and Body. This is how I mix my colorants. I always take this extra step because I don’t like getting those
little clumps of color and I probably wouldn’t have to do it for this mica but the oxides sometimes are really clumpy so it just really helps, so there
was not those little specks in there. I use a palette knife and a sheet of
plexiglass and that color was Pretty in Pink and this one is just Brown Oxide
which I like this Brown Oxide because it’s a darker brown. It’s a
really pretty brown. And I used my little squeeze bottle it has olive oil in it. And this takes a bit of time here, but it just is one extra step to really ensure that you’re not going to have those specks and here I’m preparing my three squeeze
bottles. I’m using a liner and these I believe are twelve ounce squeeze bottles.
And then I’m using the tips of the pipette because I’m using a log mold it
takes a little bit to get into the corners and you can’t use just a regular
squeeze bottle. It just doesn’t work it’s too short, so I’m using scotch tape and
using these four extensions. And here’s my lye water and I’m putting sodium
lactate in it one teaspoon per pound of oils and I always strain my lye solution;
I usually don’t need to but I always like to be on the safe side in case
there’s any clumps. And here’s my liquid oils going to into my other oils
and my fragrance oil which in this case was Autumn Fig Harvest from Bramble
Berry. And here’s my lye water. This recipe is just made from olive
oil, castor oil and, coconut oil for your oils. I’ll post a link to where I found
it. And the white I diluted in water and it really didn’t come out good. I thought it would do better for this recipe, but I normally dilute with oil and I’m probably not going to do
that with water anymore. I like the oil method better. It just seems like it’s
hard to mix in when it’s in water. And I decided to add a little more Titanium
Dioxide to the pink later on I love this stick blender. It’s it’s from
a company in Canada. You can set the speed on it, on top, and it’s really
nice. And it fits in a small cup. and it doesn’t seem to trap air like some of
them do. It’s heavy duty. This is my heating pad. And I have a
swivel under it but I don’t really think it was necessary. It’s an extra-large
heating pad and I have it set to high temperature. And here we go. In the this
just goes on and on for a long time so if you get bored you can fast-forward to
the end. It took me a long time to pour this batch, of course with any
funnel pour, it’s time-consuming, but it’s really worth it.
One thing I did notice is I started off, with bigger dots and on the top it
seemed like they were smaller and the reason why was my batter got thick and it was so hard to squeeze that they just got smaller because I didn’t
squeeze as much. This fragrance I used Autumn Fig Harvest, it did thicken a
bit on me last time but I thought it actually made the little bubbles thicker that way, so I just used that scent again.
But my hands were kind of regretting it after a while because it just it was
really hard. I ended up cutting the tips off of these bottles toward the very end
so I could get more out at a time. But you can see if I hadn’t pressed this to
go through glycerin rivers it would have turned out quite a bit different or if I
would use less water. For this one I used 36 percent water. I
have to look it up. In the ones, I showed at the beginning I used 33% I
believe, and I still got glycerin rivers. Now, I usually use 20 to 25% water so I
don’t really get glycerin rivers anymore. Okay here I’m I’m covering it with
another heating pad and I have that set on high. And believe it or not I
had these heating pads on for six hours They have auto shut off so I had to turn them back on after two hours and I
wasn’t sure if anything was happening so, I’m glad to see here when I’m cutting
that I did get glycerin rivers. This first part you can see where they
were a little smaller as I got up higher. These these little dots are
small, but you can see there’s glycerin rivers. But then this next cut you can
see where this is cutting off the bottom the part that usually is just
your outline color, the brown; you can see where they were better size, at least I
liked him more… at that size. And they showed off the glycerin rivers
better at that size. The first time I put this through, I had the wire uneven where the you can level it and I had it
one up on one side so, it was uneven so I fixed it. But I had to plane it again
anyway. So I got glycerin rivers. And I really like
them. And here I’m just planning off the sides I use that block at the end so don’t
cut my fingers, and also sometimes it chunks off at the bottom so that
helps keep it together. And this, well both those my husband made for me.
This one we made it out of a piece of wood we got when we were in Japan a really
nice and smooth wood; I don’t know what kind of wood it is. And the wire cutter
I’m using is from the slicer. I have the other kind but it doesn’t work so well
when you’re not on the edge of the table and when I do video, I’m not in the edge
of the table. So I used this one. I like the three, the three metal ones came out
the best, in my opinion. This is one of my favorite parts. I love to bevel
soap. I enjoy it. Although sometimes there’s a lot of it to
do, so I’m not so excited about it, but I do love it. I was impressed with how the pink came
out, because my first one, I used used Titanium Dioxide in it as well when
I made that dancing funnel soap in the beginning, and it didn’t come out.
The glycerin rivers were much better in the white than the pink.
But these are pretty neat and actually they might have been better than the
white. So there they are… Yeah, I like the pink better than the
white. And here they are… And this is the first time I use my nikon camera and I
shot in RAW, I’ve never done that before, but I think it came out much better than
the regular JPEG mode so here it is.

100 thoughts on “Dancing Funnel Technique, Cold Process Soap Making, Glycerin Rivers February 2019 Soap Challenge, #3

  1. I love your Dancing Funnel CP Soap! Your intentional glycerin rivers are so beautiful, it really is a wonderful technique.

  2. Amazing result! It was so worth the extra work! It was lovely to watch too 🙂

  3. THAT is the nicest soap I have ever watched being made!!!!!!!
    ♥♥♥♥

  4. Do you save the soap shavings from beveling the soap?
    It might be neat to use a ton of leftover shavings in a batch, like confetti.

  5. That’s incredible! It looks like stones! I can’t do funnels to save my life ??‍♀️

  6. I like these colors together and this soap looks like geods! I like it a lot!

  7. This video is wonderful in a quiet way of talking and focusing and clean work and shoes without music, thank you Madam.

  8. I like listening to you, along with your amazing soaps. I agree, shooting in raw makes much better images. 🙂

  9. Looks like a cool way to get a geode affect in soap

  10. When recorded don't be too close to the mic
    It means we don't hear all the little noises

  11. Could you keep your bottles like on a metal rack in an empty crockpot to keep them warm, maybe put the crock pot on warm or linethe inside of a standalone crock in a heating pad and put the wax bottles in there, just so they stay warm? Im sure its tough on your hands, thank you for the wanderful videos!

  12. This soap reminds me so much of a Christmas treat called Church Windows. Such a stunning soap.

  13. What is the purpose of glycerin rivers and does it make the soap act differently when using it as a consumer?

  14. WOW!!! So impressed!! Great job and thanks for sharing! Congrats!!

  15. Thanks for sharing.I like you videos & your soaps are so pretty.

  16. You’re so meticulous with every tedious detail and I love it.

  17. AWESOME job!!! ? The design is unbelievable. You are an artist in deed with a lot of passion bahind what you do. The glycerine rivers made em look like pearl stones.

    That brown oxide came out really nice./chocolotey. Some brown oxides morph… where did you get this one?

  18. I feel like you could make a really cool petoskey-stone inspired soap like this!

  19. Do you add sodium lactate in all your soap recipes? Thank you for sharing the wonderful woaps:)

  20. I just discovered your channel – your soaps are just beautiful! What do you do with all the soaps you produce? Do you have a onlineshop?

  21. The videos where you explain are much better than the videos with just music ❤

  22. Looks like rocky road chocolate!! Wonderful and so satisfying. Thank you

  23. just found your channel, and i love it! so satisfying to watch and they turn out beautiful!

  24. your voice is very soft. it's nice. it fits the video a lot.

  25. Awww! This is so cool! You said you have an art background? The beveling reminds me of beveling mats or trimming pottery! Do you think it's connected?

  26. I absolutely love this, your voice is so soothing to listen to. <3

  27. It looks like chocolate with strawberry and white chocolate inside and I got hungry hahaha?

  28. The pink turned out beautifully… looks like rhodochrosite.

  29. Really enjoy it when there is no music and when It's just you explaining. Thank you so much

  30. Your soaps are beautiful! I'm sorry if this was answered elsewhere, but where do you get your squeeze bottle liners? I've looked and can't seem to find any. Thank you!

  31. Do you have to use a stick blender with cold press? I really want to get into making soap as a business but costs are so so much. Ugh help.

  32. What do you do with all your scraps/trimmings and stuff from shaving and beveling? Just curious.

  33. Are these home made soaps better or healthier than the other ones that you buy?

  34. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm not a beginner and I don't consider myself intermediate either. I have been watching Royalty Soaps and she highly recommended your videos. It's nice to be able to hear the explanation and no music. Can't wait to get up enough nerve to try some of your techniques. Absolutely Beautiful!!

  35. Anybody else want Neapolitan ice cream after the colors are blended? Just me?

  36. Love how you narrate your videos. This is so soothing to watch and love it right before bed. ?

  37. It's like a zen pond of rocks on top of one another. I also find your pigment mixing very satisfying <3

  38. It looks a very labor intensive soap, how much do you have to charge per bar ?

  39. Your videos are working like stress buster therapy for me, almost finished all the videos on your channel, watched few videos repeatedly, please keep posting,n happy soaping, bless you ???????

  40. I found the finished soap photos before I found the making of video I love this way of making soap and yours looks amazing, I originally thought the pink a strange colour along with the brown but now I see just how perfect it is. Beautiful Soap. The glycerine rivers are beautiful in this particular soap.

  41. I randomly saw this video on YouTube (recommend) but I would say This is just masterclass.

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