- 16 oz. all-vegetable shortening
- 8 oz. hemp oil
- 8 oz. sweet almond oil
- 10.56 oz. water
- 4.127 oz. lye (5% superfatted)
- French vanilla pear FO from Wholesale Supplies Plus
- Green dye
Where did I go wrong? For starters, I used a water based dye. Duh! What was I thinking? When I added the dye to my raw soap, it turned a maroon-ish color. But no, I used it anyway. Hey, aren't Bartlett pears brown? Anyway, I knew I was doomed when I saw my creation turn brown, red, and yellow all at once. But I kept the faith. "It'll be alright," I lied to myself. Well, here is the soap, I mean, oil/lye disaster in all it's glory. Could it have been the oil combo? Or was it the FO? Or was it truly the dye? If someone has some insight, please share. Meanwhile, the meatloaf- shaped atrocity is in the garbage. Happy soaping!