This fragrance feels like a fall/holiday scent. Here’s the description:
BB Mint Chocolate Chip: The scent of Pure Cane Sugar, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Truffle, Crème de Menthe, Peppermint Candy and Vanilla Brulee. It’s all rounded out with Tonka Bean, Musk and a hint of Butterscotch. Works great in cold process and discolors to a dark brown. 8% Vanilla.
A Circling Taiwan Swirl in 3 lb silicone mold; using 3 dividers for 4 sections, and pour 2 colors in each section.
Master batch #5 oils: (38 oz oils; Makes 54 oz soap)
Oils: 38 oz/ 1077 grams
Lye 5% SF: 5.37 oz / 152 grams
Frozen Goat’s Milk: (1.54 oz disc): 11 oz / 312 grams (Used 302 grams)
Sodium Lactate: 11 grams
Kaolin Clay: 1 oz/ 28 grams (in oils)
I froze some Goat’s Milk the day before and measured out 302 grams; added the Lye and the highest temp it got was 90 degrees. I added my Sodium Lactate to the Lye-mix and combined it with my oils, which were also 90 degrees. (I poured the lye-liquid through a strainer into my oils.)
In 3 lb mold: Circling Taiwan Swirl; 2.5 oz FO
14 oz – Light Brown (CC Brown Mica) with 3/5th of FO
14 oz – Natural with 2/5th of FO
14 oz – TD White – no FO; splash of Vanilla stabilizer
14 oz – BB Aqua Pearl Mica and BB Blue Raspberry combo (about 1/4 AP & 3/4 BR) – no FO; splash of Van stab
I alternated the pours with light brown and natural in the first section; white & aqua in the second; then repeated for the 3rd & 4th sections. The batter was very fluid – perfect when I started. Then the soaps with the FO got thicker & thicker, to the point where it was difficult to make decent swirls:
To prevent the milk from overheating, I put it in the freezer for a few hours and then the fridge overnight.
The First Cut:
I have a wonderful horizontal wire cutter, perfect for Taiwan swirls, which I bought at Bramble Berry: https://www.brambleberry.com/Wire-Soap-Slicer-P6326.aspx
The first cut was the entire loaf:
The inside of the loaf after the horizontal cut (mirrored sides):
Unfortunately, the different shades of brown did not come through after the soap started curing and discoloring. In hindsight, I should have used some vanilla stabilizer to keep one a lighter brown, although I do like the sharp, contrasting colors.
The Last Cut: