Huckleberry Soap - Day 2
|Yesterday I made a Huckleberry soap. Today I will be using the same recipe but with an increased percentage of the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. The soap smells so wonderful I want to go find a berry patch and spend the day grazing. 🙂 Just be careful using this soap in bear country. You might lose it and before you know it, the bear will ask for a bath tub! Follow my advice and never give a bear a bar of your Huckleberry Soap. Come join me in the kitchen for some beary scrumptious fun! 😳 We had better get into the kitchen before I get anymore punny!
This soap has a more significant yellow color to it than the soap we made yesterday did. I think I prefer the soap with the 1.5% Huckleberry Fragrance Oil usage rate because it smelled strongly but was most cost effective in using the fragrance oil. I did not notice a significant difference between the two soaps in their strength of the odor.
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Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!
My starting oil temperature was 140° F. My starting Lye Solution temperature was 180° F. It took me using the immersion blender 76 seconds to reach light trace. I gently stirred in the fragrance oil and poured the soap into the mold. I let the soap sit for 24 hours before removing from the mold and cutting the soap.