This was another first for me and I think I'm going to love salt bars! I only had time to try one batch this week but I want to do some more experimenting. My bars did crumble a little at the very bottom but not too bad.
This is what I used in my bars: liquid was 100% beer, 75% coconut oil, 10% castor, 5% cocoa butter, 5% argan oil, 5% avocado, super fat 20%, fine sea salt 75%, EO of spearmint
Can't wait to see everyone's salt bars on Amy's blog! http://www.greatcakessoapworks.com/handmade-soap-blog/
This week Amy Warden from http://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php# challenged us to make a gradient color soap. The soap didn't turn out at all like I had imagined it would.
This was my first time making a gradient soap, using pigments and a fragrance oil and probably my last. At least for awhile.
I used a strawberry fragrance oil. I wasn't sure how much I should add so after reading what I found online I added 7 grams to my 1lb of soap. The scent right now is barely there.
I used ultramarine pink oxide for my colorant. I'm not sure why they call it pink because when I opened the jar it looked very purple!?
The consistency of the soap was starting to get thick on my last two layers. I can see now that I should have waited longer before adding each layer, the lines are definitely not straight!