Oh man I had a soaping disaster last night! lol It's funny now, but wow was I feeling frustrated last night!
First, I haven't soaped in a couple of weeks. I've been busy with the start of the new school term, and then I've been sick, and felt too weak and dizzy to try and soap. Over the weekend I began feeling much better, so last night I got out my equipment and began.
I decided to make Honeysuckle soap, since honeysuckle and lilac got the votes on my scent poll. :o) First disaster, I spilled the bottle of fragrance. On the kitchen floor. It smells faintly floral in there now. ha!
So I grabbed the bottle of lilac fragrance, and violet soap coloring and got to work. On a whim (never a good idea once the soap is cooking!) I decided to add titanium dioxide to the batch, to hopefully, give it a more pastel look.
Second mistake! This caused my soap to heat up so fast, and become a thick, pasty mess that when I tried to add my color it didn't want to incorporate. Grrr.
All in all, the soap got into the mold, smelling like lovely lilac, but looking rather like .... mud. lol
We shall see, colors often change slowly over a period of days/weeks so it may turn out all right yet. Fingers crossed! If the color does NOT pretty up, then I'll offer this soap at a discount, it smells great, and will work just wonderfully, it just won't be so pretty to look at. lol
I think I'll soap another Spring/Summer scent today, maybe Blue Hawaii! Mmmm, I love that fragrance. :)
Fingers crossed no disasters this time!