Thanks for this, Barb! I tried your method with the lavender soap I just made. I like this much better, than SB the powder into the oils. The texture of the finished product is better.Barb said:when i use fresh, i freeze into cubes and add lye to frozen cubes.
powdered, i hold out a small amount of water and make a thick slurry and refrigerate till ready to use. when my oils are cool and lye water is ready, i add the milk to the soaping oils and sb the p-willies out of it till smooth and then add my lye water.
i tried adding the powder directly to the soaping oils and sb before adding the lye water, but i felt it made my soap grainy.
Sorry Brian, my bad!brian0523 said:Wow - that was confusing Paul! lol