I ended up making two batches of brine salt soap with the same exact recipe. I accidentally dissolved the lye first and then added the salt to hot lye water. So I had to make the second batch by making it the other way - dissolve the salt in the water first, and then add the lye ! Batch #1: Dissolved the lye first, and then added the salt to the hot lye water. Due to undissolved salt, soap looked bit grainy and bumpy at first but once I started to use it in water, it became smooth like other CP soap. By the way, I do love it! View attachment 8641 Batch #2: Dissolved the salt in the water first & then added the lye.