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Soap Challenge Club – Taiwan Swirl


I was happy that this month’s challenge is the Taiwan Swirl because I had seen a number of soaps with this design but I have never attempted it before (perhaps because I was not sure how it was accomplished).  As usual Amy provided a video explaining how to do the swirl and I was surprised that such pretty soap was relatively easy.  The trick is in cutting the bars.

For this challenge I decided to use four colors because I had a set of dividers that would work perfectly to assist me with pouring even rows.  I choose White Tea & Ginger for the fragrance since I knew it would give me time to work and used sparkle gold mica, titanium dioxide, cosmos martini purple and a mix of greens.

Here are some photos of making the soap – sorry they are not the best since I used my phone to take the pics.

Soap is about half poured.
First part of the swirl is like a Mantra swirl
Then you make a few horizontal passes with your swirl tool and you have your Taiwan Swirl.


I was thrilled to see that the swirl went all the way through the soap and the bottom looked a lot like the top.

With this design you cannot just cut it in slices as you normally would or the pattern would be lost. First you cut it into sections the width of a bar of soap.
Then you slice it horizontally.

I really like how this turned out.

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Thanks Amy for another fun challenge.  This is a design that will be making again soon.

22 thoughts on “Soap Challenge Club – Taiwan Swirl

  1. Oooo, so pretty! So jealous of your mold with dividers too!! I might have to invest…

    1. Thanks Amy. I got the dividers from Michelle at Great Soap Shop on Etsy.

      1. I just ordered them!!! Thanks for the reference.

  2. Beautiful soap, colors and photo! Amazing work 🙂

  3. I love your color choices and the soap is beautiful. Like Amy, jealous of those dividers!

  4. Lovely lovely soap! I wish I had those dividers too. 🙂

    1. Thank you. I am still trying to figure out how to wrap soap without tape. Love the idea you presented and keep trying to make it work.


  5. Gorgeous–love the ‘different’ color combo~ Great job! 🙂

  6. Beautiful! Beautiful colours and beautiful swirl 🙂

  7. Love how these came out! I’ll need to try this with dividers.

    1. Thank you. Love those dividers – they work great.

  8. Beautiful! Love those dividers.

  9. Gorgeous colours and swirl!

    1. Thank you Gail and Chris.

  10. Your Taiwan Swirl is gorgeous! The colors look so vivid. Thanks for sharing =)

    1. Thank you. This was a fun challenge.

  11. When you did your swirl, did you go all the way down to the bottom of the mold in all directions…your first Mantra swirl and your second horizontal pass / Taiwan swirl?

    1. Sorry I missed your question. Yes the swirl goes all the way to the bottom of the mold. That is necessary because of the way this type of swirl is cut on the horizontal

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