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Yep, you guessed it. [Oct. 3rd, 2008|01:29 pm]
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Today's soap.
Last night while winding down to sleep I decided to make a scrubbing soap. This is as much about getting rid of supplies I've been holding onto forever as it was getting out one more batch in time for Red Dragon.
This morning I dug out a recipe that I hadn't done in a while. I ran it through the calcs and found that it INS'd a little lower than I would prefer. I played with it a little and after finding more coco butter in my oils closet I got it into a area I was happier with. By the time I was done it called for coco butter, shea butter and beeswax and I added the last of the yellow oxide (not enough to matter I'm sure) as well as about two tablespoons of ground apricot kernel and some honey/almond scent. It came out a lovely soft almond color (mostly from the scent, oddly enough) and is currently in a tube mold wrapped in a towel. I'll cut it tomorrow. Fortunately I made more room on my shelves by packaging up some of the harder bars and, apparently Chrys has claimed one bar for the front bathroom. It was the mint soap and she tells me it's been doing great so there's a field test for that one.
Anyway, we'll see what I've got left after the event.