I’ve done something this past week that I’ve never done before.
I burnt my soap.
Yup, you heard it right. I burnt my soap.
See the soap that I’m making has milk, oatmeal, and honey in it and I seriously think I’ve was thinking about it too hard when I was making it!
What I did wrong is that I added the frozen milk to the water and then added the lye to the mixture. Not so good. See this is how a bunch of people on the internet adds the milk to their soap and guess what? It doesn’t work for me!
I had a brown mixture with curdled milk floating on the top of it. Not the most appealing batch I’ve ever made.
So I decided to go back to how I know what actually works for me. I froze the milk, got my lye/water & oils all to the same temperature, mixed them together, added my honey slowly so I didn’t burn the natural sugar in it, added some oatmeal, and then slowly added the frozen milk cubes.
Everything was looking really good and after it was put in the molds – into the refrigerator it goes! See you don’t want the soap to go through a gel phase or you can burn the soap again. But luckily it looks like it worked this time and honestly I am kind of glad that I ruined a batch. It reminded me that I need to be extra careful all the time and that there will be times that the batches just won’t turn out how I want them to. And what does our refrigerator smell like tonight? Well it smells just like oatmeal & honey – or in other words Sassy Come Home soap!