Current Challenge

Registration is NOW CLOSED for the current challenge. It will re-open for the February – April challenges on Monday, February 4. You can sign up to be notified HERE.

January – Plant Bas-Relief and Counter-Relief Soaps – Difficulty Level Beginner to Advanced:

Bas-Relief Soaps by Elena Nedachina

In January, our guest teacher Elena Nedachina of Laboratory Milaniya in Russia will be teaching us her techniques to create Plant Bas-Relief and Counter-Relief soaps!  Advanced category will do bas-relief (SUPPLY LIST), regular category will do counter-relief (SUPPLY LIST) or you can do the counter-relief technique without ANY added supplies!  We have multiple sponsors:

Advanced category:
Grand Prize: handmade wood stamp (winner’s choice) by Cinzia Adolfi in Italy
Second Place: $35 gift certificate from Voyageur Soap & Candle Co in Canada
Third Place: $25 gift certificate from Voyageur
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate from Voyageur

Regular category:
Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate from Custom Soap Stamps
Second Place: $35 gift certificate from Voyageur Soap & Candle Co in Canada
Third Place: $25 gift certificate from Voyageur
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate from Voyageur

Deadlines: Registration Jan 7-14, blind link-up* Jan 14-25, visual link-up** Jan 25-27, voting Jan 28-30, winners announced Jan 31

February – Glycerin River Designs – Difficulty Moderate to Advanced

Example of Glycerin River soap by Amy Warden

The technique for February will require some scientific understanding of how and why glycerin rivers form, so we will get our pro tips on this topic from Clara Lindberg of Auntie Clara’s in South Africa.  Both categories sponsored by Mad Micas:

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
Second Place: $35 gift certificate
Third Place: $25 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $20 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Feb 4-11, blind link-up* Feb 11-22, visual link-up** Feb 22-24, voting Feb 25-27, winners announced Feb 28

March – Inlaid Designs – Difficulty Moderate to Advanced

Example: Black Widow soap by Carmen Iclodean

Yes, Carmen Iclodean of Earth’s Raw Beauty is our guest teacher of her inlaid designs technique!  Both categories sponsored by Elements Bath & Body with the usual gift certificate amounts…

Deadlines: Registration Mar 4-11, blind link-up* Mar 11-22, visual link-up** Mar 22-24, voting Mar 25-27, winners announced Mar 28

April – Mirror Glaze Soaps – Difficulty Beginner to Advanced

Example: Mirror Glaze soaps by Amy Warden

The technique for April is Mirror Glaze soaps – imitating the popular cake design! Both categories are sponsored by Nurture Soap with the usual gift certificate prizes…

Deadlines: Registration Apr 1-8, blind link-up Apr 8-19, visual link-up Apr 19-21, voting Apr 22-24, winners announced Apr 25

Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in both categories!

*blind link-up = you can submit your entry, but you won’t be able to see it or any of the other entries.

**visual link-up = the entries will be visible in the order they were submitted, and you will be able to see your entry as soon as you submit it.

One Month Registration $9.95

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback

Feb-Apr Registration $24.00

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Discount price to sign up for all 3 months in advance
  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback