Dandelion Zebra Swirl

This month’s challenge from Amy Warden, of  Great Cakes Soapworks is the Dandelion Zebra Swirl.
This dandelion zebra  swirl was originally discovered by Vinvela Ebony from Dandelion SeiFee. It’s always nice to find out new creative soapers and it’s especially nice to see what the participants joining this challenge from all the corners of the world come with. It amazes me how every soaper interpretes the challenge differently and how original our attempts are.Dandelion Zebra Swirl SoapI really admire Amy for organizing these challenges and providing a step by step video and tutorial. I have already seen some soaps presenting this swirl and I was so curious to see the ‘how to’ video as I have never tried this technique before.

I have made a white and a black soap, so curious to see how this ”dandelion zembra” would look like. For the white soap I used as natural colorants: Australian Rose clay, indigo, yellow ochre, while for the black soap I used: Australian Black clay, Spiruline, Australian Rose clay, zinc oxide.Dandelion Zebra SwirlSoaps made of: coconut oil, olive oil, cacao butter, sunflower oil, palm oil, Niaouli essential oi, Lavender essential oil.

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessie says:

    Both of them looks beautiful. Good job.

  2. Amy Warden says:

    They both look great, Natalia!! Are those juniper berries on top of the white one? Love your photos too.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Amy! No, those are indigo soap pearls 😉

  3. Anna says:

    Your soaps are lovely!!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Anna! Your blog is gorgeous: thanks for all the info you shared there!

  4. Jenny says:

    Both soaps are stunning, Natalia! The white soap is so beautiful, and the black soap is lovely and dramatic.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thank you , Jenny! I will have to try some more this technique!

  5. DivaSoap says:

    They both look excellent, Nat! I don’t know why you made the second one,but that one is soooo striking! Your colours are wonderful! As usual, great job with taking pics! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thank you, Maja!

  6. cannella says:

    Very lovely ! My best is the black one !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Cannella!

  7. Eileen says:

    Beautiful! I love that your colourants are all natural.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Eileen!

  8. Beautiful soaps…..the white one is so striking. 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Diane! So kind of you!

  9. Marika says:

    You did it again Natalia. Just lovely stripes. The white one is very classic, but the black soap is the one that made me look twice and it really caught my attention.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Marika! I am glad you liked the black one too!

  10. soapjam says:

    Both are beautiful, Natalia! I think it is much more challenging to get a colorful soap with all natural ingredients but you manage so well!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Silvia! I think the same about natural colorants!

  11. Geta says:

    Doua sapunuri minunate, cel alb imi place in mod deosebit, pupici !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Multumesc Geta! Te pupic!

  12. Marga says:

    Woow prachtig! groetjes,
    Marga

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Bedankt Marga! Groetjes!

  13. Katy says:

    Beautiful soaps! I love that you used natural colorants as well.

  14. Mayren says:

    I really love the Black background soap! It’s vivid and stands out as not the same. Great combination and fantastic photos

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Mayren! I wanted a darker black color which was not the case using the black clay. Maybe I should have put more of it, of I should have combine it with some activated charcoal… maybe next time 🙂

  15. Gordana says:

    Both of them are so effective! I am also really impressed about white soap color you achieved in first soap.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Gordana! It’s because I used less olive oil than usually(+ in the fridge).

  16. Vicki says:

    Gorgeous once again! Love the black one especially.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Vicki! I am glad you like it too, I wasn’t sure if I should post it though 😉

  17. Amazing! How’d you do that?

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thanks Denise! I put the link to the inspiration blog. Hope it helps 🙂

  18. Swanee says:

    J’aime les 2 savons : les ingrédients, la réalisation de la technique, la photo waou …total chic les billes de savon indigo …

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Swanee, c’est gentil!

  19. Natalia, these are both so beautiful! I’m very impressed with how well your stripes turned out, and with the beautiful use of natural colorants (especially indigo, which gives me a lot of trouble). Excellent work! 🙂

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Thank you so much!

  20. Cris says:

    I agree with you – we all have such a variation on our interpretations and I love seeing all the soaps. Love them both, and those pearls on the top.

  21. April says:

    Your soaps came out gorgeous!!

  22. Cee says:

    Firstly, can I just say how gorgeous your pictures are?! Just stunning! The soaps are both amazing (you are a master of those natural colorants!) and I love the soap pearls on the top of the first soap…so cute!

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Oh, Cee, thank you! In the meantime, my daughter found those soaps and she took all the pearls …;)

  23. Amazing, love both of them! Great photos as well.

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Barbora, thanks!

  24. Colchique says:

    Natalia, supebes savons ! Bravo !

    1. mijnzeep1 says:

      Merci Colchique!

  25. Your soaps are beaurtiful! I love zevra swirls, and the way you swirled them is just striking!

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