" Your soap looks like what?!?!"
My first Alyah Au Naturelle soap batch, was my first big meltdown.
Why? Do you ask?
Well blogger readers, I was following a recipe from The Soap Queen which involved rebatch soap. A couple of weeks ago I bought my own Lye soap base from a personal vendor I know and tried it out
But wait!! You know what, I dunno if I really wanna use her recipe. I mean she's awesome but I want to do my own soap, ya kno what I mean? Hmmmm...well, let's make a cocoa butter bar instead of whatever she made.
So I had:
1. 4lbs of Lye soap base
2. 4 oz raw cocoa butter
3. 1 tsp of Rosemary infused oil
4. A "can-do" attitude mixed in with some excitement (YEAH!)
5. Double boiler
6. 3 Tbsp of water
"So let's get started" I said with excitement-French milling soap, also known as rebatch was going to be fun and easy peasy.
So I start adding the water, Hmm, this is a little too dry, but I'll wait like the lady said.
It takes about 30 minutes for my rebatch to melt. And then I add in the rosemary. Thinking that the batch will have a light green color.....it turns brown.
Okay okay so what now, and to top it off not all the soap flakes are melting.
Okay more rosemary.
Now its turning into a brown that I really don't want to mention here.
Well then the scientist kicks in, I know! I'll just melt another batch of white soap, add a little more cocoa and call it White Chocolate. Yes, I've saved the day.
The soap melts and I pour the plain white soap in first and then the brown and here's what I got:
So I waited, and what looked like a Cow Pie, turned into:
So the moral of this story is...in the trial and error world of soap making, if it looks like poop...wait.
Joyous soaping everyone!
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