Missed part 1? Check it out here.
After Kenna finished making her soap, I was ready to start mine. I had picked out four different micas to create my latest favorite method: faux funnel pour soap.
I had re-heated my oils using Kenna’s hot plate, and overshot the temp I was aiming for, so by the time my lye solution cooled to near 85, the oils were still around 95 degrees. It didn’t take much stick blending to get to a light trace.
Kenna thought it was hilarious that I was weighing out the soap into each cup of color. They ended up not being all that equal anyway… I suppose I could loosen up a bit. Maybe.
Here are the various stages of pouring in the four different colors:
Oh, and I also remembered to bring some cups for mini soaps:
These will end up in grab bags as soon as I’ve gathered enough of them!
By now you are probably ready to see the cut soap, aren’t you? Ok, no more waiting:
The colors have lightened up some, but still look pretty great! The name Groovy Guava really doesn’t capture the full beauty of its fragrance, but it does describe the fun colors! After curing for four weeks, it will be available at Greatcakessoapworks.com starting February 16th.
Making soap with a friend sure was fun! Of course, we grabbed some lunch at Panera when we were done. I didn’t think to bring any towels or blankets to wrap around my soap while it sat in my van. Kenna scrounged around her car for a couple of her girls’ jackets and a small receiving blanket while we ate and chatted. I’d say chances are good we’ll do this again! We are at the very least inspired to try each others’ techniques. I’ve already planned out a gradient colored soap in my head…