Hot Process Soap by shelikesspring
I’m not sure exactly what you are looking for regarding the Hot Process Soap submission, nor have I ever written any blog.
So here it goes – toss it if you need to.
I’m very new to Hot Process soap making and fairly new to soap making in general.
This was intended to be a lavender soap with a white base and purple swirl along with pink accents.
Obviously, this did not turn out as I had hoped. When I first took it out of the mold, it looked hideous.
After hacking away, it has turned out – well, looks are so subjective.
Ack! More colorant issues! Despite what it looks like, there aren’t any lye pockets – I tested it with Phenolphthalein. This soap is scented with vanilla – thus the brown areas. What was I thinking?!
Yep, that’s right. It ended up in the garbage. Dried up. I tried to do a 1-lb batch which was just too small for this crock pot and for my skill level.
This soap is more of what I was looking for. The bottom layer has no additives. The second layer has honey and oatmeal. The third layer has just oatmeal, and the last layer is just honey (note the lack of colorant:-)).
There is no fragrance in this batch other than the additives.
Indeed, I do plan on venturing forth with colorants – all in good time. It’s nice to be able to use the soap almost right away. And I like finding out my mistakes quickly as well.
The moral of the pictures – as it is with Cold Process, there will always be
Thanks for reading,