|Some Very Unlovely Coconut Milk Soap bars|
(As of this morning, the disgusting smell is pretty much gone, so it actually may end up being a decent batch. Talk about snatching victory out of the jaws of defeat. And curdling, smelly defeat at that!)
But even if it all works out, it's still not a physically attractive bar of soap -- and I use my soap all over the house, including the guest bathroom. Sometimes I even give some away. So this morning I made a second batch, using water as the liquid (the usual method) and adding some olive oil in addition to the usual coconut and soybean oils, just for fun.
|Some Much Nicer Olive Oil Soap bars, still setting in their molds|
**Update!!** It's been 24 hours since I took the stinky batch out of the soap molds and the smell is completely gone! I'm left with the slight orange-y smell from a small amount of orange extract I put into the soap, in the hope of diffusing the scorched milk smell. Gold star for me today....doesn't happen often, but once in awhile, it DOES happen!