Thanks, Gecko. It wasn't a totally random batch but I should have waited for supplies before scaling up instead of trying to squeak one out!
Yeah, I think my stick blender just had enough. It was old and cheap 🤷🏻♀️.
I'm glad there's some hope for it before I have to rebatch. I tried that...
So here's my recipe, which is not one I've used before. Fragrances were (as requested) 3g of tea tree and 3g of eucalyptus for 1000g. I've never done a batch this large before either, and it killed my stick blender halfway through. I split and coloured it anyway and waited for it to thicken up a...
You know, I still haven't either! My OH still hasn't bought any corn on the cob home, despite me regularly putting it on the WhatsApp shopping list. But I now use canola and have tried aloe vera juice and sugar.
Earlene, what sort of proportions do you use? Atm I use soda crystals to dilute commercial washing powder & use vinegar for softener, but I've got a grated bastille I haven't got round to using as confetti, plus a bit of borax knocking around.
I had my first batch overheat today. I was faffing about with trying to get some into little moulds before insulating the main mould when I heard it fizzing! I might have to call it 'the surface of Io' 🙈
Thank you! Palm is out for me too I'm afraid. But soy wax and vinegar are brilliant, thank you. I've started adding citric acid too, since I live on chalk. And yes, high oleic when I can. I'll remember that!
Thank you, Dixiedragon, that helps a lot!
Straight after I made it I started making notes on the max proportions you experts like to mention here and there! I'm aiming for vegan soap but we're on a tight budget 🙈 so I haven't had a chance to play with any butters yet 😭. I'm slowly formulating...