July 12, 2013

Soap Play

Do you ever play with your soap? I spent yesterday playing with an inexpensive single oil batch. I wanted to see what I could do with it. I swirled, wiped it away(like an etch a sketch) and re-swirled. I can't say I've ever really taken the time to do that. It's a really good exercise to learn the limits of soap even though as we know formula + additives will cause soap to behave differently in an unexpected way on occasion. It kept me entertained for the better part of 45 minutes - this was not a fast moving batch and I'm easily entertained. I worked it until it finally was too stiff to work and put it to bed.