Tuesday I made the second most popular fragrance, Honeycrisp. It's an apple scent that ended up giving me a world of trouble as they always do. Everything went just fine in the beginning. The milks and butters all played nice together.
The colors went off without a hitch. Red is tricky, so is green especially with fragrance oils with vanilla as this one is.
The first pour went beautifully. Even though this scent can rice, it didn't. I was feeling very smug. The second pour not so much. It didn't rice but I could tell that it was on the verge.
I gave them both a dose of gold sparkle and hoped for the best.
Uh, oh. The next day I could see that the second one is a mess. Can you see the difference?
That feathery texture is not a good thing. I can smell the difference too. It's stronger. I must have added just a drop too much fragrance in the second batch and a drop of this scent is all it takes sometimes. It will make a nice hand soap but I will remake this loaf so I'll have enough to gift. That's part of the soap deal. You win some, you lose some. It's such an exact science-frustrating at times but always fascinating.