SO my sister Jessica is staying with me for a few days, and I have been wanting to use a couple new FO’s, so we made some soap. She picked the colors. She went with a perfectly respectable Emerald Mica and a Yellow Oxide.
I sort of hogged the mixing…. but I guess I didn’t want to be blamed her for lying a toe off or something. And by lying I mean “lye” not “lie.” Yes, I know how awesome I am.
Here’s a 3 second video of me mixing lye and water!!! Okay, 23 seconds.
But she DID add the French Pink Clay at trace. GOOD JOB, JESS. The yellow looked fine, but the emerald mica….turned olive. It was a little scary at first, but it grew on me.
OH and I used 1 ounce of BB’s Energy FO. Boy, do I love that smell. It doesn’t exactly go with the soap colors, but that’s okay. In my mind, Energy FO is more girly, and these colors would suit a more masculine smell. I encouraged this soap to gel. I put it in the oven preheated to 170 (then turned off). I reheated it right before bed, and again the next morning. I used a 20% water discount. I like water discounts.
Here’s a bunch of pictures of the soap’s remaining journey. A bunch because I don’t feel like scrutinizing them to pick the 3 that look the best. And really, who am I to rob you of picking your own favorites?
I hope that’s my boobs and not my stomach.