I spent Sunday soaping. Batch one was a Cold Process batch made with Cappuccino Mica (the brown colored soap in the photo) and non-colored soap (the ivory). I used a vegetable peeler to peel little curls off of pre-made melt and pour soap. The green swirls are colored with Emerald Green LabColor and the yellow swirls are Canary LabColor. I’m interested to see if the colors migrate into the cold process soap soap.
The second batch was to test a prototype loaf mold for the Bramble Berry Flexible Mold Line. The light brown is made with Cappuccino Mica with lighter little swirls of Apricot Blush. The color didn’t do well in the cold process soap. I used a lot of color and it faded quickly but I’ll wait to judge until gel phase is done and the soap is cut. The peaks are made by dipping a whisk 1/2″ down into the soap and pulling up to create texture. There is too much air in the batch. The air bubbles rising to the surface make the over-blending obvious.
Finally, this batch is a lovely 3 color pour made with Cappuccino Mica, Apricot Blush and Orange Mica (discontinued) scented with Peach Fragrance Oil. Again, I was too excitable with the stick blender and blended the Cappuccino-colored soap too much. A few heavy taps got rid of most of the bubbles. Hopefully the rest will migrate to the top and out of the soap during gel phase.
I did mar our kitchen table by setting down a cup with dripping fresh soap. It ate the wood and finish on the table. But, it’s not the first time this table has been abused (if you don’t remember the beeswax spill, click here and here) and won’t be the last. Hopefully my husband will be his normal easy-going self when viewing the lye stain.
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