|Puppy Poo Shampoo|
|Fleabane lye solution|
After straining out all of the plant matter, I measured out the liquid for the recipe. Then I measured out my lye and added it to the fleabane infusion. I measured out my oils next. Because I made this soap on a warm day the coconut oil was really soft but not liquid so I didn't need to do any melting. After using the blender to make the oils into a smooth slurry, I added the lye solution to the oils. Since this soap is simply utilitarian I did not add any colorant and the scent is from the essential oils and fleabane infusion.
|Oils for batch|
I blended the batch, adding the essential oils at a light trace, until I reached a thick trace before pouring the soap into molds. I started with the sample bar mold before filling the regular mold. The soap was already heating up before I even got it into the mold, and as you can see from the picture it gelled almost completely.
|Soap in the mold|