My second batch of soap. I am staying temporarily at my mother's house and she is very particular about how things are in her home. I totally respect that. I was surprised she let me make soap here. Anyways, as I posted in another thread, I made a weird swiss cheese/Spongebob soap. Holey. This time I wanted to try colors. Mistake #1.) I separated and colored my soap before I reached anything near trace. I was afraid to use the stick mixer in the smaller containers so I hand mixed three separate bowls of colored soap to a VERY thin trace. I poured the soap in. Mistake #2.) The soap was MUCH wateryer (yes, wateryer is a word in my world) than yesterday's batch. So much so that when I lifted my mold the soap decided to pour out the other side all over my mom's kitchen counter, floor, drawers, and table. Awesome. Thank DOG she wasn't here for that! Then, no paper towels. None to be had. Had to use her "junk towels" and I threw one away. Can the others be washed in a washing machine? The last thing I need is to ruin her brand new HE machine (SMH). So I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. I am guessing I lost a pound or so of soap from my two pound mixture. The elaborate way I tried to mix the colors? Totally ruined because it sloshed around and whatnot. Will probably become a weird grey color. The soap Gods are not happy with me it seems. First the hole soap and now the wonders of gravity. Anyways, as a reward for reading my ramblings, here is the soap as it sits right now. I don't even know if it will solidify. It is sooo watery. I mean, yes, there is a trace to it but its barely there. I need those mini stick blenders. I am not deterred. I will, however, not make soap here at my mother's house ever again. Too stressful. I would not care much if I spilled any of this at my house. But here? Yikes.