How I Made Hemp Sea Oil Coke Swirl Ghost Soap

I made this soap using hemp seed oil because of it's dark green color.  I first made a soap with 45% hemp seed oil but it was too dark.  So I modified the formula 20% helm seed oil.  Here is the formula I used for the batch made with 45% lye concentration, the second batch was exactly like this formula except I used 30% lye concentration.

 

The first technique I used with the darker hemp soap was a standard Taiwan Swirl.  I didn't really like it that much so I switched to a coke swirl.  You can google this on you tube but essentially you cut the bottom off a 16 oz coke bottle (or any soft drink bottle), then fasten the soap to the bottom of the mold and pour over it.  Fastening is the tricky part.  I first dipped the coke bottom in melted cocoa butter and let it harden.  That worked to a point when it simply floated away.  Then I poured a bunch of melted cocoa butter into the coke bottom and fixed it to the bottom of the mold.  That worked much better:

If you have never used hemp seed oil this is what it looks like, this is the unrefined version.  Not sure what a refined would look like:

After blending the soap and lye I pulsed until it was medium thin trace. I then poured the medium thin trace over the coke bottom alternating the 45% with the 30%.  After pouring it all I pulled the coke bottom out then swirled with a stirring rod.  You all know this is mostly luck.  The three soaps you see here were the best.  The others were okay but of course I selected the ones I liked for the submission.  Sorry I didn't take a picture of the soap before I cut it.  

 


8 comments

  • Super color for a wonderful ghost swirl! Nice job! Blessings 💕

    Cynthia Lage
  • Really good Jerry. Love the technique and the color.

    Sherry G
  • Your soap is lovely! The soft green color of the hemp boil is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing about the coke swirl, I’m going to go do a little investigation because I think this really turned out so nicely.

    Karyn Knueven
  • Wow, the hemp oil created such a great green color! Your soaps are beautiful.

    Lori Mackey
  • Wow that color is gorgeous! My hemp oil wasn’t nearly as dark. Beautiful soap!

    Danielle Demyen

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