I decided to do a Taiwan Swirl on this one, with the charcoal at either side and white in the center. One of the guys at work cut some coroplast down for me to use as dividers and it worked marvelously. The black is made with charcoal (obviously) while the white has been coloured with titanium dioxide. I've scented the soap with 1 tsp. peppermint essential oil (because it's what I had on hand) and 2 tsp. star anise essential oil. I managed to get a little of the star anise on my hands so I smell like licorice at the moment. It's not a bad scent, to be honest, but it is definitely creating a craving for licorice!
Right now, the batter is in the oven; I wanted to do a CPOP (cold process oven process) just to see how it would come out. It can intensify the colours, from everything I've read.
Tomorrow, we cut!
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