Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In The Pot

Blending the oils with the lye water to reach the trace phase. Trace is where it thickens and leaves a "trace" along the sides of the pot, signifying that it's time to pour. I usually like to soap between 110-120 degrees, but today I'm soaping at around 90 degrees. I'm playing with color, and I need the batter to stay thinner for longer than usual so that it doesn't set up while I'm swirling and layering.

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