Winter Wonderland for Amy’s Soap Challenge Club

My inspiration  for this month soap challenge was photo below.  Polar bears are so beautiful that I couldn’t pass this opportunity. 

  

 
The soap is made using following recipe:

Avocado oil – 5.88%

Canola – 11.76%

Castor – 2.35%

Coconuts – 29.41%

Mango butter – 2.35%

Olive – 42.35%

Palm Kernel – 5.88%

At room temperature.  For colors I used indigo, yellow clay ( just a bit for bear) and Yellow Brazilian Clay ( about one espresso spoon to neutralize olive and hold scent).  I chose to risk by use Eucalyptus EO and Lavender EO that turned amazing.  I could fill cooling effect of EO bland when molding bears. Love it.

Polar bear was hand molded from soap that was made day before. ( sorry for bad photos that I needed to take with my phone in between making soap 😰).

   
    

 
  
The next day I used polar bears as inserts and filled rest of the mold with white soap butter and really scary green indigo soap butter. 😬

   
   

At this time point I stopped taking photos. My hand got too buttery and the bears needed to be remolded to fit in to soap mold.  

By using more soft oils my soap was still soft but I took the risk and cut it, praying for the best……..

Polar bear soap turned great. I used black peppercorns for the eyes and charcoal mixed with glycerine for nose and paw details. 

   

  

  

 

 I hope you like it as much I do. 
 

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. CaraBou says:

    Polar bears — how perfect for this challenge! Plus I’m always up for an animal soap. Way to go Diana!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Polar bears — how perfect for this challenge! Plus I’m always up for an animal soap. Way to go Diana!

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    1. Thank you Natalia🌞

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  3. Anonymous says:

    These are SO cute!! Great job!

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  4. Looks great! The bears are so cute 🙂

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  5. Jessaca says:

    Love your soap, this was adorable.

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    1. Thank you very much Jessaca🌞

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  6. Diane Silvestri Clifford says:

    I love the Polar Bears…Great Great Job!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Diane😊

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  7. Wow amazing. Well done

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    1. Thank you very much.🌞

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    2. Thank you very much🌞

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  8. Your soap is great. The polar bears are perfect.

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  9. Claudia says:

    Fabulous bears! How did you shape them so well? And did you add the black peppercorn & charcoal details afterwards? Great job!

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    1. Hello Claudia: bears were shaped from soap loaf using small knife to cut out basic form. They after I molded bears by hand till I was happy with it. Eyes and glycerine were added afterwards. Thank you🌞

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  10. Vivian says:

    Beautiful! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Vivian😊

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  11. Annie says:

    So cute! The bears are perfectly shaped. Oh I just love them!!!!!

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  12. milkandsilk says:

    This is so effective and looks great. Well done!

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  13. Sara says:

    The polar bears are really well done. I like the overall shape of your soap too, it looks like a perfect iceberg for him to play on!

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    1. Sara you totally got me. Originally I meant to pull out one site much higher then is it , but bear size didnt play along and my mold was not high as desired.it took an hour of waiting for soft butter to settle down to consistency that can be pulled little over bears head. Thank you very much for your kind comment. 😊

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  14. Amy Warden says:

    Wow, Diana!! You are quite the artist!! I love your sweet polar bear soaps! That crazy indigo powder is certainly not the easiest thing to work with either. Congrats on a super cute soap!

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    1. Thank you Amy😊 did you say Indigo😩 I can’t get over it. When I saw you using it I decided to make very high concentrated paste in hope to reach beautiful blue jeans color that I have seen in soaps, but noooo …. If you get behind indigo secret please share. Thank’s🌞

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  15. Omneya Dhmaid says:

    Love everything about this soap! Your polar bears look real 😊

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    1. Thank you Omneya. So sweet of you 🌞

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  16. Debi Olsen says:

    How fun! You did a fantastic job of capturing the likeness of the polar bear. I love the color variations in the snow too! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Dabi😊

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  17. These are great. Very creative!

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    1. Thank you very much🌞

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  18. The polar bear is generally considered the largest bear on Earth, and it’s my favorite of all the bears, and your soap is one of my favorite too. Congrats, well done 😊

    Yvonne

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    1. Yvonne, I love Polar Bears too. They are fascinating and so beautiful. Thank you very much for your kind comment. It is for shore appreciated. 😊🌞

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