What a sad night for me…
No pretty soaps to write about. What a long, sad face I have…
This evening I decided to try my hand at Buttermilk again. I weight the milk and placed it in the freezer till it got really nice and slushy. Well as soon as I started to add the Lye it began to curdle on me. That was a bummer…I pulled out my books, checked the forums…what to do, what to do? Well in the end I decided to forget about the Buttermilk soap and just try to make soap with distilled water since I already had all my oils ready.
Well get this…as soon as I added my lye water to my cooled oils guess what happened? My soap mixture started to curdle! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!! 😮
I really tried to see if the blender would smooth it out a bit, but sadly I just don’t think I will be able to rescue it. So much for soaping tonight!
I am thinking that the reason why it curdled on me was because the lye water may have been too hot and the oils to cool. Lye water was at 111 degrees and my oils had dropped down to 94 degrees. What do you think?
Me? I’m a little frustrated and I am heading to bed. We will try another day!
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