I have also done a little soaping. I am low on laundry soap, so I made some more of the base soap. Coconut oil, lye, and water. Of course half of it I had to play with, even though it is going to be shredded up. To the second half, I added some mica and made swirls. I also added Irish Spring type fragrance. You may notice that it got hot and cracked down the center of my loaves of soap. The soap loaves may have been less hot if I had not placed them all together to help support the edges so they did not bow out. Once I saw that they were splitting, I sprayed rubbing alcohol on the tops. A few minutes later I planned to give them some pressure on the top and another spray of alcohol, so the crack would not be so visible. It really didn't matter if there was a crack since I was going to shred most of this soap up, but you know that damn soapers pride. Standing there ready to spray, I noticed the two white ones healed themselves. There is a visible line, but no crack. The swirled ones have a little crack, but not much, so I didn't do anything except give it all another spray.
|If you look carefully, you can see the cracks, but they are only on the very top. The worst one is the one that is sideways on the left. It doesn't look bad does it?
Have a wonderful week! Dawnie