Now that fall is here I can get out all my animal print clothes, scarfs, and accessories! Since in my teens animal prints have always been my favorite wardrobe picks so why not in my soaping!
This is my first attempt at the Tiger Stripe but not my last!
I used Bergamot & Mandarin from Wholesale Supplies Plus. It was a dream to work with and smells amazing!
My next soap is also a first attempt at the Leopard Spot. I was not as happy with this one...next time I will make the spots a little more defined. But I was extremely happy with the scent....Black Raspberry Vanilla also from WSP. Nice and strong also and very easy to work with.
Both of these soaps were done with the room temperature method. After measuring out all my oils and getting everything ready I mixed my lye last then after it was clear I pored it into the hard oils and butters to melt them. After the oils and butters were melted I added my liquid oils and brought the mixture to a light trace then added my coconut milk and fragrance. I then separated the batch for coloring. NO CHECKING TEMPERATURES! This was so easy and I don't think I will ever go back to the old way.
There is a great tutorial on this method at Soap Making Essentials with wonderful instructions and photos.
Have a Wonderful Week Soaping!