At first glance my Jewelweed soap was a success. I even got the soap stamps to work out nicely on it using the plastic wrap trick.
But then...I went to unwrap one of my old bars to put in the tub and noticed the difference in color. Why is my new soap so pale? Hmmm......
It seems I forgot to put in the French Green Clay which really kicks the soothing properties up a notch. Darn. That was not a critical mistake just a stupid one.
....in about 12 weeks. First I have to infuse the oil which means the nettle leaves have to soak in the olive oil for about 6 weeks. Then I have to make the soap. Then I have to wait 6 more weeks for the soap to cure. By that time the biting bugs will be a distant memory-or at least I hope they will.