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.