Of the two soaps I made this weekend, one of them was ready to cut today. The other is a goat milk soap, so it will take longer to be ready for unmolding. This one, however, slid right out of the mold with no issues today.
I posted yesterday about this soap and at the time, I wanted to call it “birthday cake”, but when I cut it, and as I was taking photos, it seemed more like a party, so I decided instead to call it “birthday party”.
I am thrilled with how this soap turned out. It smells fruity and very much like candy, or even angel food cake.
The soap scrap confetti was a mixture of shavings from some scrap melt and pour soaps that I had previously made. I wasn’t quite sure if they would survive the heat of saponification. I was half expecting that the would melt and turn into blobs, but that would also have been nice. Instead, they held up very well and I am pleased with the outcome.
Because I used canola and safflower oil instead of olive oil in this soap, it even turned out a very creamy white color. I did use just a little tiny bit of titanium dioxide, but not very much as I was afraid it might get glycerine rivers. So far, so good – no rivers!
My sister’s birthday is coming up in a couple of months. Guess what she’s getting?