I really struggled with what to do with this elemental swirl. I wasn't sure about the colors to use (I have a relatively limited selection of colorants - mainly oxides, micas, and natural colorants). I wasn't even sure about what scent I wanted to make.
So, I looked at DesignSeeds for some inspiration:
|Inspiration photo from DesignSeeds at: http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/flora-tones20|
I rolled up my sleeves, turned on the Elton John Pandora station on my computer downstairs and started creating.
Here is the soap log before and after cutting. I really love how the colors turned out! I didn't have very high expectations for this soap, but it was really fun to do, and I like how it turned out. The "green" smell of the EO blends and the flower-like colors really make me wish spring was here already.
Here are some of my favorite shots of the cut soap. The swirls turned out great, but I wish I had poured a little more forcefully to get a wavy pencil line.
One more for good measure:
The colors aren't exactly like the DesignSeeds palette above, but I am proud of how this soap turned out!