This is called the "Waves and Island" stage of saponification.
It has thickened considerably from when I first melted the oils and added the lye/water mixture. Be careful when pouring and mixing the lye. Lye is very strong and will burn your skin and eyes. USE CAUTION! I wore plastic gloves and you can wear long sleeves too.
It has step-by-step photos of how to make it.
Will post pictures of the finished soap later! :-)
I enjoyed making it for the first time. It has a nice creamy lather.
lye and water
powdered milk and water
essential oils: lavender, rosewood, rose absolute, lemongrass, and spearmint.
(about 5-10 drops each)
The soap ended up smelling light and fresh. A little bit floral but not so overpowering as a stronger rose scented soap might be.