Soap Challenge Club – Hanger Swirl

The hanger swirl can be done many ways.  You use a hanger or other similar device to swirl your soap after it has been poured.  Sometimes you simply move the hanger straight up and down; other times you might go up and down and then across; or you might make figure 8’s , etc.

This month I actually took three attempts at this swirl.  As I type I am still trying to decide which one I want to enter.  The one I thought I would like the best didn’t turn out as well I wanted.  The soap got thick fast even though I had used a fragrance (Black Raspberry Vanilla) and recipe that I thought I could trust.  This is a swirl where less is more but my two contrasting lines got too thick because of the acceleration of the batter.  The result is not as whisky as I wanted but I still like the soap.   Here is the finished photo:


The very first attempt also moved very fast and I did not have time to take photos of the progress.  This one is Aloe Vera and Cucumber – one of my favorite fragrances.  Here we swirled with a combination of an up and down movement followed by some circular movements.  I really do like the outcome when you combine both for your hanger swirl.

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My final attempt used Pink Berry Mimosa fragrance that I have had for sometime and decided I use it since it is a great fragrance for my summer line.  This soap behaved much better and I was able to get a few photos along the way.  I used a tall skinny mold for this on since is a beverage fragrance.

Colors ready

Colors ready

This is my "hanger" swirl tool.  You can bend it to fit the size of your mold and it is a little thicker than a regular hanger

This is my “hanger” swirl tool. You can bend it to fit the size of your mold and it is a little thicker than a regular hanger

Batter poured and starting to swirl

Batter poured and starting to swirl

Top swirled too

Top swirled too

Freshly cut soap

Freshly cut soap

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Decision time.  I am going to submit Pink Berry Mimosa for the challenge.

Thank you Amy for all your work coordinating these challenges.  It is always fun.


15 thoughts on “Soap Challenge Club – Hanger Swirl

  1. I think you made the right choice on which to enter – the pink berry mimosa soap is stunning. (Although I like all 3!)

    • Amy you are so sweet. Thank you for the compliments. Also thank you for doing this. I am always so amazed at how talented the contestants are. I keep hoping that I will get it together and some day actually be in the competition.

    • Thank you. Your soap is so colorful, vibrant and alive. I never seem to pull those off = for me it is usually softer colors but I love the POP.

    • Thank you. Sorry I didn’t respond earlier but some how I missed your comment. And congratulations on your beautiful soap taking the No. 1 spot.

  2. All three are lovely and beautiful in their own way.
    I like your hanger swirl tool. Can you tell me what it is?

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