Thanks so much... I use a masterbatch 1:1 lye/water solution so the coffee amount added was about 6 oz... I didn't make enough so added the missing 2% in cream which I added to the top layer.@SPowers That coffee soap looks amazing! How much coffee did you use?
I guess it doesn't count for today but yesterday I cut the "pea soup" soap I made Sunday. Apparently, that formula lightens quite a bit on saponification so the colors actually turned out quite nice!(I'd never tired to color that formula before. It's got a good bit of shea and I used up the last of some evoo).
Would like to see the cut.Today I made a Hawaiian Red Sea Salt Soap with Red Palm. This is divided with an AC pencil line (which got a bit out of control) so hope it's ok. The top has TD to lighten. I didn't have enough of the Red Palm so adjusted with another hard oil... the colour isn't quite what it should be but hopefully there will be enough of a difference between the 2 layers. Anxious to see the cut.
I just went into the kitchen for something and realized my CPOP soap was in the over and I forgot to turn it off. The oven was at 170 f and was there for almost 2 hr. I thought it was a gonner but looks ok on the outside anyway! Hope it's ok on the inside. I will definitely post tomorrow's result!Would like to see the cut.
It’s beautiful!! I wonder if it would have looked any differently without the extra heat.
I have salt from Welichco salt mine, Poland. Would like to make something like that!
I don't know?? I should retake the photo as the colours are actually brighter than shown.It’s beautiful!! I wonder if it would have looked any differently without the extra heat.
it's call 'cold process, oven process'. It forces gel. Turn your oven to the lowest setting which is usually 170 f. When you are done with your loaf, put it in the oven and turn it off. Many leave it overnight with the oven light on. I soap mid day and use my oven a lot so I 'cpop' for 2 hours only which I'm told is all thats needed to force gel. I then move it to my spare room, cover it and leave it overnight.You know... I have never heard about using an oven in making soap. I only wrap my soap into 2 bath towels and it is.
Great idea, especially if you travel a lot and to different places.I have salt from Welichco salt mine, Poland. Would like to make something like that!
I make my soap ONLY with ingredients I brought from my trips.
Depending on the recipe and desired outcome, people do a lot of different things with their soap. If the recipe is prone to overheating(milk or FO can cause this) and you don't want it to gel you might want to put it in the refrigerator or freezer. If the recipe doesn't heat up much and you do want it to gel, you can try putting it in a barely warm oven or on a heating pad. In general, it's going to harden/saponify faster at higher temperatures, but if that's taken too far it can can overheat and volcano or form a grainy texture. Where and how you strike the balance is mostly preference.You know... I have never heard about using an oven in making soap. I only wrap my soap into 2 bath towels and it is.
That is lucky! I ordered soap dishes on Aliexpress (they came from China), ordered in April, just came yesterday- took 3 months!I had to share my great buy! I've been looking for an individual cavity mold - something for my 8 yo grandson and couldn't find anything I liked online. I ran across one on Etsy which usually isn't very cost effective for me, especially in terms of shipping costs - it was $12 usd with 'free' shipping! Oh my I thought... then saw it was from China. Well I thought I'd give it a try - if I lose $12, it's not the end of the world. I got a purchase confirmation within minutes, and shipping confirmation within 12 hours. I received it today - a little over 2 weeks after ordering it! And I love it! It's dinosaurs and they are really big molds. Can't wait to make soap in them.
p.s. looked at the site today and shipping is now $5 but still very good in my opinion.