Well here it is, 24 hours on. The yellow has faded in the saponification process but it's retained it's creamy lush appearance.
It will be now left to cure for 4 weeks.
The joy of soap-making!
|Mixing the tea infusion with the hard oils.|
For some reason, tea always turns the lye mixture brown. However, it lightens once the soft oils are added and still further as it emulsifies. Next I added the wheatgrass powder.
And gave it a quick whizz with the food processor.
I added essential oils of tea Tree, basil and Juniper...and poured...
I could tell immediately that this will be a nice soap, it has a sort of silky bloom. It's quite a soft bar at the moment so will need 4 or 5 weeks curing time.
I've unmoulded it but not cut it yet, I'll give it another 24 hours.
It looks lovely, smells gorgeous and I'm super excited about my new Gunpowder Tea with Wheatgrass!
Happy Shropshire Soaping.
|The Khandala Fig Tree|