Saturday, January 23, 2016
Cherry Blossom & Pink Sugar Handcrafted Soap
Base Oils: Coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, canola oil
Superfatting: Sunflower oil, 50% goats milk substitution
Fragrance: 75/25 cherry blossom/pink sugar
Additives: Tussah silk fibers
This was another slow moving recipe and fragrance oil combo that I wanted to do a tricolor swirl with. I got too anxious with pouring my soap and the batter was thin enough for most of the colors to blend together. I still got a pretty swirl, but I wish I had thought to wait a bit for the batter to thicken up. I guess I was just scared of the soap tracing too fast and losing my opportunity for me to swirl. Lesson learned if I ever make soap here! I also forgot to add my sodium lactate to the cold lye/goat water. Oopsie!
Unmolding was a breeze except for a reddish liquid that kept seeping out of the soap as it cured. I feel like it was the palm oil I used (it was a weird red variant that we picked up from the grocery store when I ran out) but I didn't have time to do further testing before I left. This is another soap that I will have to come back and report on once it's fully cured and one of my family members use it.