SoapmakerExtrordinaire: Cocobong has a link to a great HP tutorial on her blog. (Along with a lot of other interesting stuff & fabulous photos of her soap)
Well, I'm putting these instructions to the test, and "so far, so good!"
I did the usual lye-water mix and melted my fats.
Here I am stirring them together with my stick blender (while photographing! With my right hand! Not bad, eh? My little photographer is back in school!)_
Next photo is of the "trace". It really happened pretty quickly. (Maybe it's the stick blender....I usually use my KitchenAid)
It looks pretty much like the photo in the tutorial. I must add that I'm using my CP recipe for this. I hope it works out o.k.
It's now "cooking" on LOW for 20-30 min per insturctions.