Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gone to Plan C

Just when you think soaping plan B is bad, wait until you need to jump to plan C!  With 1/2 of the time soaping not according the original plan because of the fragrance or color reaction, I'm almost always prepared to switch to plan B.  But what if plan B doesn't work either?!  This is my story...
I recently purchased some new fragrance oil from a new supplier (I slowly raise my hand and admit, I am a fragrance oil addict, I need to check myself into a rehab!).  I was specifically excited about this tropical marine fruity scent I got as a sample size.  After reading all the notes I can find online about this fragrance I proceeded to try it out.  I was ready for plan B alright, but I can't pull a rabbit out of my hat after that!  It seized on me so badly I had to add some cold water as an attempt to thin down the "batter" (it was more like solid almost), ditch the slab mold I was planning on using and went straight to globing into my silicone loaf molds and popping them right to the oven hoping to save the batch!  If you can call that plan C!
The next day I took them out of the oven.  Looked fine on the top but the extra water I put in at the end got separated out underneath like a paddle of yellow water...  And the rest of the soap, well, it's smurf poop!  ...speechless...
It left me no choice but to chop off the yellow layer, dice it up for embeds, then crock pot the rest into paste again with a little water to help thin it down to pourable stage.  I added a little more fragrance to the pot then globed it into the silicone mold again.  It is still a little soft and need to be dried out to a hard bar but it sure smells yummy!  I love this fragrance just don't know if I'm ever brave enough to soap it ever again!
Plan C isn't looking too bad after all!


  1. Hello Emily, as always a lot of fun reading your post. Actually it looks very good despite the accidents you had :)

  2. I always love your soaps, even when you have to go to plan c! I would love to hear what fragrance suppliers you like. Also, what are your all time favorite f.o.s.?

    1. All time favorite?! That's a question I cannot answer! LOL I'm restless, in other words, short attention span, no way I'm royal to ONE fragrance, they are millions out there!

      I like The Scent Works, Majestic Mountain Sage (The Sage), Nature's Garden Candle, Some from Wholesale Supplies Plus, and some from Peak's candle. Oh too many to choose from!

  3. Good save indeed! I really like it!

  4. That's some pretty good looking plan C soap. I sure wish I could smell it through the computer! I'll bet the texture will be wonderful too. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Nice save! Looks beautiful too.

  6. looks cool. I love the color blue!

    xoxo jo

  7. Smurf poo! Hilarious!! Plan C is looking very nice. Great save! I hate when I find a fragrance oil I love and it ends up being terribly hard to soap! So frustrating! :(

  8. I love all your soaps, they are always an inspiration for me :)
    Take care!

  9. Pretty gorgeous for a "Plan C!" :)