Thank you for recently purchasing a soap mold from Bramble Berry. Did you know that we have an easy-to-use, reusable silicone liner that will fit in your soap mold? See below for more info and a special discount!

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Silicone Liner for 5 lb Mold

Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Loaf Mold 

Our silicone liner for the 5 pound wood mold makes soapmaking even easier. Never worry about a leak no matter how thin your trace is and lining is fast and easy. You can use your soap mold for cold process and melt & pour soap.

Use Coupon Code LINER20 to get 20% off the Silicone Liner for the 5 lb. Loaf Mold!
(expires October 31, 2013)

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New Swirl Tools

Innovative Tools for Swirling Soap

We are excited about our new swirling tools. We have two utensils based on traditional paper marbling implements; the Comb Swirl Tool, used in the tutorial below, and the Easy Swirl Tool which makes complicated swirls like the Peacock a breeze! Check out our Instagram feed for videos of the tools in use.

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18 Bar Silicone Liner

Silicone Liner for 18 Bar Birchwood Mold

The Silicone Liner for the 18 Bar Birchwood Mold makes soapmaking seamless! Easy to use, easy to clean, no leaks, no cutting, no measuring paper. Just slip this liner in your mold and you are ready to go to work!

Use Coupon Code LINER20 to get 20% off the 18 Bar Silicone Liner!
(expires October 31, 2013)

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Beautiful Swirl Cold process soap

Butterfly Swirl Soap

This beautiful Butterfly Swirl is inspired by the nonpareil paper marbling of old. Four different tones create wonderfully complex and rich patterns both on top of the soap and within the bars themselves. It is the perfect recipe for giving our new swirl tools a whirl.




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Get all the ingredients you need to make this soap here.

Step 1

COLOR PREP: Disperse 1 teaspoon of Aqua Pearl, Fired Up Fuschia and Ultramarine Violet  into 1 tablespoon of liquid oil (we like Sweet Almond or Sunflower oils). Disperse two teaspoons of Titanium Dioxide in 2 tablespoons of liquid oil.  Prepping your colors in the beginning will allow you to work quickly and give you more time to work with your soap. Use the mini mixer to get all those clumps worked out smoothly.

FRAGRANCE BLEND: In a glass container, combine the Lychee Red Tea Fragrance Oil and the Peppermint 2nd Distilled Essential Oil. Give the mixture a good stir and then set it aside.

LYE SAFETY: Always remember to wear long sleeves, gloves and goggles when working with lye. If you’ve never made cold process soap before, visit and watch the episode on lye safety and the Cold Process Basics Series here.

ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water, and stir until clear. Set aside to cool. If you’d like a harder bar of soap that lasts longer in the shower, you can add Sodium Lactate to the cooled lye water. Use 1 teaspoon of Sodium Lactate per pound of oils in the recipe.

TWO: Melt and combine the Canola, Coconut, Hemp Seed, Palm, Mango and Rice Bran oils in a large glass container. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130 degrees or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace.

Step 2

THREE: Equally split the batter into 5 containers. Then add one colorant per container at the following rate:

  • ½ teaspoon dispersed titanium dioxide and 1 teaspoon dispersed aqua pearl
  • ½ teaspoon dispersed activated charcoal and 1 teaspoon titanium dioxide
  • 1½ teaspoon dispersed titanium dioxide
  • 1½ teaspoon dispersed fired up fuschia and 1 teaspoon dispersed titanium dioxide
  • 2 teaspoons dispersed ultramarine violet

Stir in the colorant using a whisk or spoon. 

FOUR: Once you’ve fully incorporated the colorant, split the fragrance blend between the five containers and mix with a whisk or spoon.

FIVE: Once the fragrance has been fully incorporated, pour each color into its own condiment bottle. Fill each bottle about halfway (6 oz.) full.

Step 3

SIX: Beginning in the closest left hand corner of the mold, pour the remaining color in your mixing containers in a diagonal zigzag motion. Repeat this pattern with each color, layering one color on top of another and keeping the same order. 

SEVEN: When you have used about half the soap in all five containers, change your pour pattern. Begin at the far left hand corner and pour the soap in the same diagonal zigzag pattern across the mold to the near right hand corner. Repeat this process until all the soap in the containers is gone. 

Step 4 EIGHT: Insert a chopstick or dowel into the soap beginning in the near left hand corner. Drag the tool in a diagonal zigzag pattern to the far right hand corner.

NINE: Using the condiment bottles, squirt each color vertically across the mold. Repeat this pattern layering colors on top of each other in the same order until the bottles are empty.

TEN: Using a chopstick or dowel again, start in the far left hand corner and make another diagonal zigzag across the mold to the near left hand corner.

ELEVEN: Drag the Easy Swirl Tool in a slow and smooth motion from the far side of the mold to the near side. Lift it straight up out of the soap, and the design is done!
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