VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]Tea Tree Soap Bar,
|We all have had a blemish at least once in our lives. (Some of us wish we had them less.) However, it is a fact of life that we all get them. I wanted to make a soap that was refreshing and useful in cleansing the skin. I used Tea Tree in this soap. Come join me for a fresh and cleansing soap with a little blemish buster to boot. :-)I used clay in this soap because because clay lends a silky sensation when using a soap. Blemished skin is often irritated and sore. I wanted a soap that was smooth and gentle on the skin. No need to make something awful any worse!
I also used Emu Oil in this soap. I was so impressed when I used Emu Oil in a lotion, I just had to use it in a soap. I think it lends a softer silkier sensation to the skin. Try some Emu Oil in your soap! See what you think. I highly doubt you will be disappointed with the results.
When making this soap, I had a couple of “oh duh” moments. First of all, I forgot that excessive heat accelerates trace in a batch of soap. Second, I forgot Rosemary Extract accelerates trace in a batch of soap. For many of you who are soap makers, I am sure you can foresee a problem here. When I first mixed the soap, it accelerated trace so quickly it separated. Argh! This is so aggravating! You can bet I won’t forget this next time!
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Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the clay and essential oil and mix well. Pour into a molds and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!
so, if the soap seizes, you just scoop it from the mold and stir it some more, until it gets back to the correct consistency?