First off, I got the paste started in the house...melting the oils and mixing the lye water into the oils using the stick blender. Next I took it outside...On our thermometer you can see the inside and outside temps along with time, date and humidity.After being outside for a couple of hours I went back to check...You can see the soap cooking!!! So I had to mix it up a bit.
|see the cracks in the soap paste? I knew it was cooking!!!|
|Keep the heat outside and cook my soap.|
|Went out to check again...the spoon is extremely HOT and had to use a hot pan holder to stir.|
|See the color change...I don't smell much lye at all at this point.|
|Put the cover back on and get my things around to dilute the paste.|
|We're at the peak of the day for the heat!!!|