I got to unmold the Fig and
basically fig Sage Flower soap this morning!! Quite impressed given it was only made at 10pm last night, and unmolding a non-gelled soap 12 hours later (10:30am this morning) is not a common occurring in this house! Normally a non-gelled soap is still quite tacky and has to sit for at least a couple of days. Loving the new oil I have at the moment! Very happy that not only did it unmold easily, but it also cut really well too.
Course, that could be my new
cheese board soap cutter. *grins* Cutting was a breeze with the wire and not a knife – no drag! (that is dragging the soap and smudging it, not a now missing male dressed in my finest dresses…)
Thoroughly impressed with how batch number two looks as well!
Apart from the soap on the bottom right of the image looking like it has a trapped spirit in it (body with two arms out …. oooOOOOoooo), I’m loving the swirls I have absolutely no idea how I created!! I was almost surprised when I was cutting it, I kept looking around wondering where MY soap was and who the hell’s soap was I cutting up?!
Then of course I realised how non-straight I cut and figured it had to be my soap lol. I’m getting closer to an easy cutting system, but still not there. I want ‘the tank’ which is a multi-wired soap cutter… (mmmmm, daydreams), but I need close to $300 for that bad boy so I’m a while off lol.
Instead I’ll have to figure out how to put a line on the current cuter (really wishing I got the wooden cheese board and not the stainless steel one now), and how to get the soap to stop sliding while cutting. If I can get those two down, this will work for the time being…
To make up for the mis-sized bars of the good looking Fig and Sage, I’m going to throw in a fugly bar as well. Look at this
Losing it’s ‘shedding snake’ look out of the mold, it now looks like I spilled a bottle of white out all over it instead. Bleugh. I’ll have to do a double up deal or something just so I can get rid of these soap bars!
Still, not a snot bubble in sight which is awesome for how much green was involved, my first play with green as well!
Now I just have to figure out what to do with the last dregs of Fig fragrance oil and the Sage Flower fragrance oil. Not enough to make another batch of soap (gee, what a shame), but I’m also not sure it’s the type of smell to go with bath salts? I’m going to have a go at lotion bars this weekend, maybe I could add it to that? Fig could be an ok smell for an exfoliating foot bar!
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