You win some you lose some and this is one I lost. I’ve recently started making beer soap and didn’t have any problems with it. So, I decided to try making some some with some coconut rum for this challenge. I had to raid my parents’ liquor cabinet as I don’t drink and there was nothing to be found in my house.
I had the great idea to use a coconut rum and make it look like a drink and embed ice cubes on top. That didn’t happen…but I did create the most amazingggggggggggggg fragrance oil blend. The soap might have been a disaster but it smells heavenly!
I was expecting the soap to move fast. I was not expecting it to seize. I poured the lye solution into the oil stuck my stick blender in and literally pressed it fro 2 seconds and the entire mixture became SOLID in the pot.
When it heated up over the gel phase I tried to mush it down and add my ice cubes…hoping to salvage it.
It didn’t work. The middle part was better than the ends but it was crumbling apart just picking up a piece. And the fragrance oil was seeping out of it from all sides…complete disaster.
I can say I tried it. But will I be doing it ever again? Nope. Not worth the money or frustration. It’s one more experience I’ve had though that will add to my knowledge of soapmaking, so despite the failure I’m glad I tried.