Current Challenge

The challenges are starting again!!! We will have two voted categories for all challenges in 2018, based on skill level: regular and advanced, with one sponsor providing prizes for both categories each month. Registration will open September 3, 2018 – sign up for September only, or all 4 months in 2018.

September – Mini Drop Swirls – Difficulty Level Moderate – Advanced

Mini Drop Swirls

For September, we will be doing mini drop swirls! Our sponsor is Nature’s Garden. They will be providing these prizes for the regular and advanced categories:

Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate
Second place: $35 gift certificate
Third place: $25 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Sep 3-10, blind link-up* Sep 10-21, visual link-up** Sep 21-23, voting Sep 25-27, winners announced Sep 28

Equipment Needed: Log mold, squeeze bottles, regular soapmaking supplies.

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

*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.

October – To Comb or Not to Comb – Difficulty Level Moderate to Advanced

In October, we will have an inspiration piece that will require you to use a small slab mold with a comb for the regular category, or a log mold with horizontal dividers for the advanced category.  Sponsor is Bramble Berry for both categories:

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

Deadlines: Registration Oct 1-8, blind link-up* Oct 8-19, visual link-up** Oct 19-21, voting Oct 23-25, winners announced Oct 26

Equipment Needed: For regular category: small slab mold (can be made with coroplast) and a combing tool (can be made with cardboard and bamboo skewers); for advanced category: log mold with horizonal dividers (can be made with cardboard covered with mailing tape or coroplast)

November – Thin Line Designs – Difficulty Level Moderate to Advanced

For November, we will be creating thin line designs in a slab mold. Our sponsor is Elements Bath & Body. They will provide the following prizes for both regular and advanced categories:

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

Deadlines: Registration Oct 27-Nov 3, blind link-up* Nov 3-15, visual link-up** Nov 15-17, voting Nov 19-20, winners announced Nov 21 (these are shortened so we finish before Thanksgiving)

Equipment Needed: If you do both September & October challenges, you’ll have the equipment you need for November. 😉

December – In-the-Pot Swirls – Difficulty Level Beginner to Advanced

December’s challenge will be as easy or difficult as you make it. We will be doing all manner of in-the-pot swirls. The sponsor is Majestic Mountain Sage. They will provide prizes for both categories:

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

Deadlines: Registration Nov 26-Dec 3, blind link-up* Dec 3-14, visual link-up** Dec 14-16, voting Dec 18-20, winners announced Dec 21

Equipment Needed: Regular soapmaking supplies

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

Four-Month Registration $32.00

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Save $7.80 by signing up for the rest of the year!
  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback