Monday, July 4, 2016

"Cosmic Wave" or "Feathered Circles" soap technique

Last week we had another "duel" with my friend Tatsiana Serko. We were inspired by this gorgeous soap made by
I've also seen a beautiful soap called Stormy Sea made by Fräulein Winter which has a similar swirl pattern.

The goal of the duel was to create soap with a "feathered circles" look. I haven't seen any tutorial on how to achieve it, so I had to improvise. Tatsiana came up with her own modification of this technique and we decided to call it Cosmic Wave. You can see her amazing soaps in this blog by steso.

I made several attempts with this technique until I was satisfied with the result. :) Here is one of them. The soap is scented with brambleberry's Neroli & Shea Blossom - it smells fantastic and it gives you all the time you need for swirling!

Neroli & Shea Blossom - Cosmic wave soap technique
Neroli & Shea Blossom - "Cosmic Waves" soap technique

The soap was colored with 5 different micas: gold, yellow, 2 shades of khaki, and brownish eggplant (a blend of micas). This is how the soap batter looked like in the pot:

Cosmic wave or Feathered circles soap technique
just before pouring into the mold

This is another batch of the same soap, taken out of mold. It makes 6 bars:

Neroli & Shea Blossom - Cosmic wave or Feathered circles
"Cosmic Wave" or "Feathered Circles" soap technique

My starting point for this technique was based on these soaps created last fall. While they were made in log molds and the feathered swirl was expected to be revealed inside each bar, I couldn't help but notice the swirls I got on the top of the soaps. So this time I used a similar approach, only instead of pouring all the soap batter in one spot of the mold, I poured it by small quantities into multiple spots.

So here are 2 more soaps created with this technique. One of them is called Orange whirlwind:

Orange Whirlwind - cosmic wave soap technique
Orange Whirlwind soap - "cosmic wave" swirls

And finally my Blue Moon soap. It is colored with Nurture Soap micas: Teal green, Turquoise, Wisteria purple and Black mica:

Blue Moon soap - Feathered circles or Cosmic wave technique
Blue Moon - "cosmic wave" soap swirls


  1. Прекрасные мыла! Спасибо!

  2. Wow!!! ❤️❤️❤️
    Absolutely fantastic!
    I love the names you gave this soap technique.
    Best regards, Christiane

    1. Thank you very much, Christiane! I love your soap as well!

  3. Gorgeous! Th snacks for explaining your trick! Your soaps are fantastic!

  4. I have never seen such gorgeous *feather swirld* soaps before.

  5. Jelena, first I have to say OMG OMG OMG!!! I love this...your soaps are amazing. I am new to soaping, only about five months into the art, but I love it, and that's about all I think about! Imagine my delight at finding out you had a blog?

    I hope you will answer one question regarding is new technique, did you purpurin high? It doesn't seem so. How then do you avoid ending up with a solid color after the first color is poured out? Obviously, I've not experimented with ITPS, so I must get myself to the kitchen!

    Aurora Soap Magic!

    1. Thank you very much! You are right, with this technique it's better to pour “low and slow”. :)

  6. Amazing! Need to try this! Thank you Jelena for sharing those beautiful and inspiring soaps :)

  7. Hi!

    It´s a beautiful tecnique, I like make soap and cosmetics too.

    I´m glad to know your blog :)

    See you!

  8. Hi Jelena!

    This technique is over-the-top beautiful!!

    Would you please share how you pour each color into the pot and, then, how you actually do the swirl to achieve that great feathering?

    Great job.... as always!!!

  9. Just fantastic! Your soaps are piece of art. I love this technique but I need more practice ;)