I'm so happy with my latest batch of soap I just had to show everyone!
I am really impressed with this mould. It's made by Willow and I got it in the local IGA. It makes 6 teddy bear soaps. This soap doesn't have any duck fat, just olive oil and rice bran oil with an essential oil blend called Baby Calm with rose, lavender and chamomile. I'm hoping to use them for gifts to my friends with little kids. Does any one know how to test if the soap is still caustic? I've read about touching it with your tongue but the thought of that is a bit scary (I'm a wimp) I don't want to hurt a young ones sensitive skin. My first batch of soap, the only one that has cured took a long time to reach trace but is safe (I've been using it) but the next two batches reached trace within only a few minutes so I'm not sure if they will be OK. I'm not sure what to expect, how long should it take? Please experienced soap makers.......Help LOL