Sunday, May 30, 2010

LUCKY ACCIDENT - freshly cut!

It was supposed to be a three colour swirl so I divided the batter into three parts. One without colour, one light green & ground almonds and one dark green. After that I added the FO to the one without colour and the light green which resulted in complete seizure. The dark green did not have FO and was really liquid. So I just mashed the seized soap into a mold and once in a while poured the dark green in there to fill the holes. The result is not at all as bad as I anticipated. When it is watered, it looks like green marble!

I think that from now on whenever using fast moving FO I will take a small part of the batter aside so I can pour that in to fill the holes if something happens.

The recipe is formulated on the basis "toss in everything you have left". Even though it has an extremely small amount of hard oils, I was able to cut it after 24 hours in the mold because I used 35% lye concentration.

Recipe:
205 g Sesame oil
150g Canola (rapeseed) oil
110g Apricot Kernel oil
37g Coconut oil
15g Sweet Almond oil

French Green Clay
Ground almonds

7% Super Fat
35% Lye concentration

SoapCalc gives this recipe the following qualities:
Hardenss 15
Cleansing 5
Conditioning 82
Bubbly 5
Creamy 10

7 comments:

  1. I often make recipes like that and then see what happens! This marbling looks really nice. Good tip about having some unscented soap set aside! What scent did you use?

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  2. Thanks Ambra! It was Lemon Verbena by Gracefruit. I have used that FO many times without any problems. I am suspecting there is something wrong with the batch I have now because it seems to seize every time.

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  3. Heidi that's a lovely lovely soap accident or not well done!

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  4. Sieht gut aus DOCH SER, Marmor ist schön.

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  5. Me gusta como te quedó!!
    Los grandes descubrimientos fueron a partir de accidentes...!!

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  6. if only these photos were smellable.

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  7. I love those marble soaps! I could never guess it was an accident!

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