Remember How My Batch Seized? It Actually Turned Out! Pic Included

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  1. Jan 12, 2020 #1

    ShenandoahEarth&Botanical

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    I wrote previously how I had a tea tree/lavendar essential oil cold process batch seize up like the dickens. A very, very, very wise fellow soaper (DeeAnna) on the forum advised me that perhaps it would not be a disaster when I cut it...and she was correct!!!

    I mashed lavedar buds on top of the soap to hide the mushed up mess that was the top and then put it away in shame. I eventually got up the nerve to cut it. Holy crow! It may not have been what I had hoped to do, but golly gee Wally, it turned out beautifully considering it was one step away from soap on a stick!!!

    Turns out it *was* the off-brand tea tree oil I used. Went back to look at the reviews, and yup. Each review for soap spelled disaster. Most likely wasn't an essential oil at all, or at least not a pure one. I had bought it when I started soaping...from Amazon...before I had much sense or knowledge in my head. I just had never used it and used it blindly.

    Good news it it turned out and I'm honestly floored. I won't gift it out in case there is something untoward in the tea tree oil, but I will at least sacrifice my own skin out and use it myself to see how it does.

    Woot!
     

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    It looks great. Congratulations!
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     
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    That really DID turn out pretty. I can't tell you how many times I've had this same thing happen to me -- glad my advice "don't judge before you cut" worked out!
     
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    It's very pretty - so glad it worked out!
     
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    Very pretty!
     
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    Lovely soap!
     
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    Yay! A soap disaster beauty! Love it!
     
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    What brand of tea tree oil did you use? It would be helpful to know as I had a batch of lavender, tea tree, and peppermint siege like crazy and wonder if it was the tea tree.
     
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    It was this one.
     

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