On the Curing Rack: Berry Harvest

Berry Harvest is the first soap I’ve made with the impressionist swirl. I was even going to show you all the video, but then the batteries died in my camera just as I was getting ready to pour! I had never used this fragrance before, so I wasn’t entirely sure how fast it was going to set up. Well, it was a little faster than I was hoping, so I was frantically slinging soap in the mold!

Berry Harvest Soap by Great Cakes Soapworks

My ultramarines have been sadly neglected since my stash of beautiful, shiny micas has grown. I decided to dig out some old standbys – ultramarine purple and ultramarine blue – for this batch. The pink is my favorite ruby rose mica, but I don’t think I used enough. In fact, the purple and blue were not as bright as I wanted either. I was able to pull out some grape POP mica and mix it into the purple, but the others were setting up so fast I didn’t dare mess with them.

Smells so good!!!

The fragrance blend is a straight-up apple and berry scent. I named it Berry Harvest for more of a fall feel. I love that it doesn’t have any added florals or green notes – just straight up sweet and fruity goodness!

Loving the impressionist swirl!!

I will definitely be trying out the impressionist swirl again. It turned out great – despite the soap turning thick in a hurry! And next time I will remember to use fresh batteries in my camera…

Berry Harvest will be available at Greatcakessoapworks.com on September 24th.

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  1. Gorgeous, Amy! I saw Anne-Marie’s impressionist swirl tutorial, too, and thought it looked like an awesome technique. I’ll have to try it someday soon. Yours turned out beautifully!

  2. Thanks for all the comments, ladies! Now to find a fragrance that will behave a little better next time…I was able to clean out 2 of the 4 squirt bottles. The other two are still sitting on my counter with some water soaking on top of a layer of soap that’s still in the bottom. 🙁

  3. I love the colors, Amy! Even though they aren’t as dark as you wanted, they are just gorgeous. I hope the soap comes out of your squirt bottles soon 🙂

  4. It may not be as bright as you wanted, but I really love the blue. It’s a nice soft contrast to the bright pink and purple.

    Also, if you find an easier way to clean out those squirt bottles, please share! I love using them, but they’re such a pain to clean! I have some with black soap that’s been soaking for at least a week now, and I still haven’t gotten all of it out…

  5. @Elizabeth – If the neck of the bottle was a little wider, I could get a bottle brush in there…no words of wisdom as of right now! I’ll let you know if I think of anything! 🙂

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