Column Pour Ombre Gradient Soap | Cold Process | Soap Challenge

Column Pour Ombre Gradient Soap | Cold Process | Soap Challenge

Column Pour Ombre Gradient Soap – Cold Process – Soap Challenge. Indigo Ombre *** Timeline & Recipe Below *** Watch in HD *** Thank you for watching! If you liked this video or subscribed, thank you so much! It really helps my channel. 🙂

This was one of my attempts at Soap Challenge Club ombre technique. If you’d like to read more about this soap, you can check out my blog post at

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There are so many ways to create an ombre soap, but I really just wanted to try a column pour. Luckily, I was able to keep my soap batter fluid for the entire pour (using full water, not blending much, and soaping at room temperature helped). Most soapers cut the column pour horizontally, but I cut both horizontal and vertical bars out of my slab. I was hoping to get a few bars that had a smooth transition between the colors. Of the vertically cut bars, I had 2 that really looked smooth and became smoother after they cured a few days.

Remember to always wear safety glasses and gloves when making soap. If you’ve never made cold process soap before, check out these helpful videos:
Soap Queen TV – LYE SAFETY:
Amanda Aaron of Lovin’ Soap – BEGINNER SERIES:

**** VIDEO TIMELINE ****
00:14 – Mixing the oils and lye
00:33 – Adding the essential oils
00:40 – Stable emulsion reached
00:45 – Column pour, coloring the soap as I go
03:02 – Unmolding & cutting the soap
04:18 – Final photos

**** RECIPE ****
Olive Oil – 42%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Organic Sustainable Palm Oil – 15%
Sunflower Oil – High Oleic – 10%
Avocado Oil – 8%

For a Palm free recipe, I substitute Shea Butter (10%) and Cocoa Butter (5%) in place of the Palm Oil.

Superfat – 6%

Lye & Water – use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mtn Sage (
I used a 31% lye solution (water = 2.2 x lye)

*** Great article on understanding water discounts and lye solutions – ***

COLORS:
I used Amy Warden’s method of dissolving indigo in oil. You can read her blog post here –

I mixed 1 teaspoon of indigo powder into 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil and allowed that to sit for a few hours (actually overnight).

Essential Oil Blend:
Rosemary – 2 parts
Peppermint – 1 part

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Waring 7” Quik Stik Immersion Blender from Amazon.com – (my favorite hand blender ever)
7”x7” Slab mold – Kiwi & Company on Etsy –
Log splitter & soap cutter – Buds Woodshop (Bud Haffner) on Etsy –
My favorite silicone spoons for soap making –
And these silicone spatulas are great –
Soap Stamp –
Batter Bowls –
Main soap mixing bowl – 6 quart –
Stainless Steel pot with handle – (8 cup), (12 cup)
Double mesh strainer –
Long nitrile protective gloves –

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Canon Lens for Video – Canon EF-S 18-55 STM –
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Manfrotto Super Clamp to attach camera to Ext Arm –
Wireless Remote for Canon Cameras –
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