Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hot Process -First Batch Result


Here it is -the fruit of yesterday's labor!  What a fun time, and I hope you can see how marble-y and interesting this soap looks.  Rather different from my smooth CP soaps,  but this soap has a personality all it's own.  And the FRAGRANCE!   I used vanilla absolute (expensive, but I had heard it wouldn't take much in HP) and lavender EO (less than half of what I need in my CP batches!)  The fragrance hasn't been distorted by the lye (I guess because it's cooked out before the EOs are added), and I can now clearly smell both the lavender and the vanilla!

I'm going to wait a few days to let it harden a bit more, but I did wash my hands with it this morning.

It lathered nicely, and wasn't drying at all. 

In conclusion, I'm sure I will now add some HP soaps to my lineup.  It's just so much fun...and I love the instant gratification of a soap I can use right away!  If you haven't tried it, you may want to check out the tutorial I used from Cocobong's blog!  Happy Skin, all!

14 comments:

Ambra said...

Becky, that soap looks really nice and the scent thing sounds great (appealing to my thrifty nature). I may have to rethink HP soaps!

Atenea said...

Lo mejor del proceso en caliente, es que se utilizan de inmediato. Besos.

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, thanks for these posts! It looks like fun and I just may try it! xo Jen

Cocobong Soaps said...

YAY! Isn't HP fun? Did you do the crock pot thing or use the oven?

Cocobong Soaps said...

(nevermind..I must have missed your last post )So far I've only used the mentioned oven method and find it super simple and quick. Never do any water discount with HP, 'tho. I think it's great to master both methods so that you have the choice. HP ruggedness fits to the appearance of some soaps, while others..say..a rose soap for example calls for CP. HP soaps hold their scent longer and you need less, which is nice. So, if you haven't tried HP, definitely give it a go.

Between Friends said...

Isn't hot process fun! One thing I do find is, even though hot process soaps are ready to use, it doesn't seem to lather as well as soaps that naturally cure for 4 - 6 weeks. How do you find your HP soaps? - Maggie

TheSoapSister said...

Honestly, I just washed my hands with a soap 'tater that I formed with some excess that was left in the bowl....the lather is every bit as nice as my CP. I don't know that the soap feels quite as superfatted, though.I just can't believe how "true" the fragrances stay -very exciting!

Barrs By The Bay said...

nice job, becky!! glad you tried it- the best part is using half as much f/o and e/o, not to mention 'testing' it out immediately!

Amy Warden said...

Yea!!! It turned out great!! I want a sniff! Where are you selling it?

AromaBeauty Natural Soaps said...

That sounds wonderful Becky, some EO's are soooo expensive, so if you can add less, that's really great and not having to wait 4 to 6 weeks is a bonus too. I might have to give it a try as well. Thanks so much for your post.

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cocobong said...

..so now I'm thinking...after my salt soap rant and both of us back to HPing..I should try a 'spa bar' via hot process, just for yucks. Whaddaya think?

thesoapsister said...

Ooh, a spa bar sounds lovely! I can't wait to hear about it and see pics. I just love the rustic looks of your soaps, and I'm getting really positive feedback on both the look and smell of my HP soaps, which have that marble-y rustic, swirly look. One good thing about soap that's not "too pretty" is that people don't hesitate to use it! Which, of course, means they need more...always a good thing!I'm going to try making a batch of HP using alkanet powder for a bit of color...the oil infusion is steeping right now. Hope it works. :) When you get a chance, take a peek at my soaps and let me know what you would like to swap for, o.k.?

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