So I had the most wonderful experience this afternoon. I made soap! I'm so excited that I finally got some soap made that I want to make more tomorrow. I know exactly what I want to do already. So watch out!
I am so giddy over my camo soap. It turned out exactly how I imagined it. It's a cloudy old day once again so the best picture was the one with the flash. It shows the color really well. I mixed my own fragrance (it's so manly) and sprinkled some "dirt" on top. The lighter color should turn tan or brown. I wanted to name it Capt. Awesome Camo soap but hubby informed me that was weird, odd, and lame. So Capt Awesome it is! Just kidding... :) It is kind of funny that as I was making this one that my husband was playing a hunting game on the xbox.
Edited to add: This soap is for a challenge on the best soap making forum ever! I will probably wait to show pictures of the cut soap when we have our big reveal in a couple of weeks.
I am incredibly happy that I have more of the silicone molds at this point because I do believe my single oil experiment soap is going to be occupying the mold for several days. I am trying a strip of freezer paper in my mold to help lift the soap out when it is time.
Edited to add: I seemed to have left out a couple of interesting details in this post! At this same awesome forum, I am joining in on an single oil soap experiment. We know it has been done before but we have decided to do this ourselves and share a piece of each soap with the members so that we can each test the result.
The oil I chose to use was avocado. I love to use avocado and I also have a lot of it. Kellie's post on the shelf life of oils got me to thinking that I better be using my avocado up. Last fall I bought a gallon container of avocado from WSP. I use it at only 10% in my recipes and I obviously don't soap as often as I'd like. Anyhow, the soap took a good long while - or so it seemed - to come to trace and I think it will be very soft for quite a while. I chose not to prevent gel and not to force it either. I'm going to let it do it's thing. It turned out creamier colored that I anticipated. It's quite yummy looking.