Last week I made some palm-free soap for the first time and it turned out wonderful! The only problem was that I forgot to add my fragrance oil — DOH!
So this weekend, I did a reboot. I used slightly different colors, but the same palm-free recipe.
I am liking this recipe. The soap comes out of the mold very firm after only about 24 hours, without sticking at all! I am beginning to think that the palm oil is the cause of the sticking problem I have been having.
This time, I decided to make the soap primarily red (Nurture Soap’s “Really Red Mica”). I added Luster Black Mica and Titanium Dioxide to make my white and black swirls. I left the white part unscented so it wouldn’t discolor. I used only 1/4 cup of batter each for the red and the white parts. The rest was all made into red batter.
I poured most of the red batter into the mold and then dropped in the white and then the black batter from varying heights.
Then I put more red on top, and scraped all my cups onto the surface. I tried to texture it to look like dragon skin, but I am not quite sure I pulled it off. It does, however, look like fire and smoke!
Today (Tuesday) I cut the soap. I will post a “cutting of” post next, as I have not one, not two, but THREE soaps to show today!
I can’t wait for this to cure. I really want to see how it performs as opposed to soaps made with palm oil. Will I notice any difference in later? Skin feel? Cleansing? We’ll just have to see.