I have not made anything over 24oz. of oils yet. My mold (3 slot silverware tray, lined with saran wrap, lol!) will probably not hold much more.
And while trying PAUL'S FISHERMAN'S SOAP RECIPE (sorta) I thought, "I'll try goats milk".....accidently opened the can of coconut milk instead, used HALF of my liquids as water mixed with the lye (which made the lye solution a super powerful almost gel) and the other half CM that I WAS going to add at trace.....but using the good ol' stick blender, let say trace came and went so fast I missed it!!! lol! I experienced my first "soap on a stick". :wink:
(yeah, I can laugh now) I tried to save this mess, panic mode....added the rest of the can of coconut milk, re-heated it some (I use a microwave), that seemed to help a little so as it started thickening up again and I was out of CM I added tap water.....on and on. I did get it to finally "resemble" soap...but now a few days later, it is still spongy.
I have no idea if there is a chance for it or not.
Here's it's GOOD side:
So the moral of this newbie's story????
If you're gonna try small batches.....Keep it simple, keep the stick blender in the drawer, and say a prayer or 2!
Thanks for letting me share....... :roll: