Is that handmade soap, or is it gritty caustic snot?

soap fail

So I tried to make soap. I’ve done it before and it’s been a huge success. Everyone got lovely soapy gifts for Christmas and I got a warm fuzzy feeling because all of my friends were happy.

I wanted to do it again this year but decided to invent my own recipe.

Yup. I bet you can see where this is going.

soap fail ingredients

Using tea, lye and rapeseed oil, I have essentially created gritty caustic snot. The consistency is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, with a layer of fat and a layer of browny liquid, all on top of a gritty jelly. And what stings the most is that I wasted perfectly good tea making this abomination! Tea I could have drunk!

soap fail

From: Frankie M
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Subject: Epic Soap Fail

handmade soap nailed it

inspiration soap: rogue valley soap

4 Responses to Is that handmade soap, or is it gritty caustic snot?

  1. Tammy says:

    Can you use it as liquid soap? I helped a friend make soap once – I will never do that again! Good luck, I wonder if you will try to remake it?

  2. Tell me your exact recipe and I will be able to tell you why it didn’t work. Also, you can probably rebatch it. :)

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