Cold Process Intermediate Soapmaking 2
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Cold Process Intermediate Soapmaking 2

Swirling in Soap - Level 1
5.0 (6 ratings)
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Created by Erica D Pence
Last updated 1/2014
Price: $90
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn to create intermediate swirls using pour techniques
  • Learn to create intermediate swirls using manipulation techniques
  • Learn tips for success
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  • CP Beginner Soapmaking class or equivalent experience
  • Desire to learn
  • Regular practice to master techniques

Ever dream of making beautifully swirled soaps? Well now you can in this Intermediate Soapmaking class featuring many popular swirling techniques. You will learn about the different types of swirling and see step by step demonstration videos walking you through the process.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Pot Swirling
  • Funnel Swirling
  • Faux Funneling
  • Drop Swirling
  • Linear/Taiwan Swirling
  • Simple Marbling
  • Supplies & equipment
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Intermediate 2 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner to Intermediate Soapmakers
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Introduction to Intermediate Soapmaking 2
6 Lectures 43:25

Welcome to the Class! This slide show gives a brief overview of what we will cover in the class. Feel free to post questions along the way. We are here to help!

Preview 01:45

Cold Process Intermediate 2 Manual

This tools and safety visit is included in all of our courses. Lye handling safety is very important, therefore we review this point every time.

Soapmaking Safety and Tools

This is a walk through of soapmaking. It is meant as a review. If you are new to soapmaking, we recommend you take our Beginner CP Soapmaking class for in depth learning.

Soapmaking Step by Step Overview

Knowing the difference in your trace consistencies and when to use them is necessary for intermediate techniques. This slide show reviews this information.

Knowing Your Trace

Soapmaking Basics
10 questions
Pouring Techniques to Achieve Swirls
5 Lectures 49:16

The classification of swirling techniques was created by Bath Alchemy Lab to assist students in learning techniques. Pouring technique guidelines are reviewed in this lecture.

Pouring Techniques

The pot swirl is the easiest swirl and therefore the best technique to start with, therefore this video is provided first. Learn to create this Apple Cider pot swirl soap using 4 colors with a simple linear swirl on the top of the soap.

Preview 08:15

The funnel swirl is the only pour technique that requires a special tool. This video creates a tri-colored Americana Funnel Swirl with a linear swirl on the top of the soap.

Funnel Swirl Soap Tutorial

The faux funnel eliminates the need for using a funnel. This video shows you how to create the Irish Tweed tri-colored Faux Funnel swirl.

Faux Funnel Swirl Soap Tutorial

One of my all time favorite techniques is the drop swirl. This video includes a demonstration on creating a drop swirl with a paint splatter or Jackson Pollock inspired soap top.

Drop Swirl Soap Tutorial

Pouring Techniques
5 questions
Manipulating Techniques to Achieve Swirls
3 Lectures 21:29

Manipulation techniques encompass the second portion of swirling methods. This video gives a brief overview.

Manipulation Techniques

The first in our manipulation techniques is the linear swirl, which uses side to side and top to bottom swirling.

Linear Swirl Soap Tutorial

Marbling takes the linear swirl one step further in this dramatic design.

Marbling Swirl Soap Tutorial

Manipulating Techniques
5 questions
1 Lecture 03:03

This concludes this course. If you like swirling and want to learn more, check out some of our other swirling classes.

About the Instructor
Erica D Pence
4.3 Average rating
86 Reviews
283 Students
14 Courses
Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.