Once all of the craziness and festivities were over I was back into soap mode. I got some paper, pens, markers, crayons and began to sketch out some possible ideas for some my next batches of soap. I’m still madly in love with the whole idea of faux food soaps, maybe it’s because of my extreme love for both soap and food, so I’ve decided my first loaf soap bars are going to be food themed. Sounds pretty cool, right?
For my first batch I really wanted to do an Oatmeal, Goat’s Milk and Honey bar, it was one of the very first homemade bars I had come across in my quest for soap knowledge, and everyone seemed to really love it. I myself was a little skeptical, I had never tried goat’s milk before and wasn’t sure if it was going to smell funny (I’m silly, I know), but my wonderful boyfriend assured me it would be a heavenly scent. Once I got my first whiff of that oatmeal, milk and honey fragrance I was convinced this was going to be a really great bar.
The whole process was a lot less intimidating once I got into a good rhythm, the only problem I came across was with the amount of oats I put in. It seems like common sense now, but apparently if you have too many oats in a condensed area of soap will cause it to break when you start to cut bars, WHOOPS! Lesson learned. I tweaked the batch a little bit, let it set, and this time it came out PERFECT, I couldn’t be more pleased. It even withstood me cutting them all into bars, hooray!