Saturday, January 02, 2010

Saponification is complete!

DestructoMeg gave me the bits and pieces for Christmas, so I took the contents of these:

And made this:

(okay, yes, some food colouring and essential oil was added). After carving, they look like this:

Made them using the hot process, so they should be usable straight away although a little drying out would be good for them. I would like to be able to test the pH to make sure I've made sap for humans and not for cleaning ovens, but sadly the pool testing kit can't tell if it's in the right range.


anti ob said...

Sappy Powers Activate!

Mousicles said...

Cool. I've always wanted to try it but always found other projects more pressing. Hoorah for more hobbies.

MrSnerg said...

More hobbies indeed :-) I suspect this one can also be addictive if you let it. I've already made a second batch even though I can't confirm the first batch is usable! I'm also looking out for ingredients to try clear soap. That needs (apparently) ethanol. Recipes say 70% to 90% pure. Isopropyl doesn't work as well according to reports.

Mz. B.Trousers said...

Oh it's SOAP! Now I understand! Hooray for you! Hope it worked.

Mousicles said...

fat + alkaline = soap

Is our nerd showing again?