I mixed in Vanilla Absolute and Lavender Essential Oil. The smell was almost intoxicating because of the warmth of the soap! Yummmmm! The whole house smells great. The tutorial warns that you must work quickly....the "drier" pieces don't want to stick to the "mass". You have to bang the molds on the counter to hopefully avoid any air pockets. I think it will be very rustic and primitive looking when it's out of the molds and cut.
Here's the "bubbly clean-up" photo. I'm just running water into the crock...looks like soap to me! I can't wait 'til tomorrow to unmold, cut and try this soap!
This Hot Process was really fun. I'll still keep making cold process...it's become so much "easier" after 8 years! This is, I think, a valuable process to learn. I believe it could be very beneficial to add a few HP varieties to my inventory. Such a nice, quick turnaround. I think next time I may add a bit more water to my recipe and see if the final step of putting it into the molds is easier.
I would love to hear comments/suggestions from any HPers (or CPers for that matter) out there!
I'll post final HP pics tomorrow. Happy Skin, all!