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!