Well, I finally made a great batch of soap!! Wonderful lather compliments of Mike and Paul's sugar tip and the assistance and wisdom imparted upon me about the stearic acid (I only used 1% .. didn't think 10 would be a good idea). Thanx everyone I just can't get over how wonderful this soap came out! I love it Anyway, I get little tiny air bubbles on the bottom of the slab (and there are a few on the sides) and with my type A personality, I'm about to have a small psychotic break because of it. Is there any way to prevent or remedy this? They're really small, but still, I think it has an effect on the appearance (plus all the experts here don't seem to have air bubbles in their pictures). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.