I think I know what happened, but I'm not altogether sure.... it's a pity, too, because this soap is attractive and perfectly functional -but soft! Not mushy, mind you, but it "gives" when pressed in a way that my other soaps don't. It's not "damp"-soft if you know what I mean, like fresh soap. No this is almost "spongy". The only thing I did differently (besides using less pink clay in the reicpe) was I poured the lye and water and it sat (life's interruptions happen, eh?) and it sat ......and sat....o.k., so I guess I know better, but I think it sat uncovered (and it didn't look different at all -which is weird) for 5 days or so. I'm wondering if the solution lost something, somehow.
Have any of you had such an "interrupted" batch (and been silly enough, like your's truly) and forged ahead rather than make a new lye-water solution? If so, did it mess up your soap?
This batch has a lovely Fruity-Rose scent and lathers like a dream, so my Friends and Relations will be receiving some really nice "oops" bars this time! :) I suppose I could offer them at a deep discount in the Online Store...hmmmmmm....what do you think?