Well I pulled out all of my colours and chose sunset orange, yellow, and chromium green oxides, pink ultramarine and midnight blue mica. I mixed 1/4 teaspoon of each colour with 2 teaspoons water; I also mixed 1/2 teaspoon t.d. with 2 teaspoons water to add to my main batch. Also added white bamboo and grapefruit fragrance oil - the only fo I had that I knew wouldn't speed up trace. I also pulled out some purple glitter that I had recently received (and then promptly forgot about it). Then I went for it keeping 2 things in mind: don't overmix, and swiggle the soap while pouring into the mold.
Now, I wondered, what if I used less colour? Why not try it again? So I did! Everything was exactly the same, except I used 1/8 teaspoon of each colour with 1 teaspoon water, and I didn't forget the purple glitter.
Wish I had forgotten the glitter - it looked awful! I use plastic kitchen utility drawer organizers for molds, so to unmold, 24 hours after pouring I put the log in the freezer for a couple of hours and then it pops right out. I carefully rinsed the glitter off the top of the log and then while it was thawing the condensation allowed me to wipe off a bit more. Much happier with the tops! The base was slightly lighter in the second batch, and I think I like the colours better in the second batch. I'm happy with both batches though.
I loved doing this challenge, and I am equally excited to do the next one! Looking forward to seeing everyones results!! Thanks, Amy, for the inspiration and the video how-tos. I am a happy soaper!!