Finally! The first attempt at a salt bar is in the books. And it’s been an experience, let me tell you! These started out a beautiful shimmery mica cobalt blue when it was just the oils in the pot. Well, that was then and three colors later, it’s seemed to settled at purple. wonderful …..
I added the lye and this mixture turned gray, Well, that was bad enough, but then it turned pink, then a fuchsia, then purple. *sigh* The mighty morphing salt bars are now cooling. They smell fabulous, like the FO’s description says – like Beach fragrance. But when you look at them your mind tells you think grape. Then you get a snoot full and it’s Beachy keen. Oh well. Live and learn. I should’ve downloaded the information sheet first on the FO before using it. I didn’t have this one printed out ahead of time and the stuff was already cooking, so I took a chance that all would be well. wrong-o. So, I’ll get that data sheet now and have it for the next batch, but you can bet your sweet bippy it isn’t going to be used in a salt bar again unless I leave out colors altogether.
On the plus side, now I know how to achieve a killer purple. That is, if I ever want one.