Cosmic Fibers Yarn. She has clubs where each month's colorway is inspired by a villain. She asked if we could pair up and she could include a bar of soap into one of the summer club shipments as swag. The challenge is to come up with a soap that can tie into some kind of scoundrel.
I originally suggested Catherine O'Leary's cow and I could make milk soap. The lantern that cow kicked over set the fire that killed 300 and left thousands homeless. Not nefarious enough. Then I suggested some kind of goat demon for goat's milk soap. As it turns out there is a demonic goat figure named Baphomet. Maybe too close to the occult. Sooooo. I think we are going with Al Capone.
I did not insulate it because I did not want it to overheat due to the honey. It went to gel stage, but not all the way to the edges. Interestingly, where it did not achieve gel developed ash. I still think it looks okay and the house smells good.Hooray for soap making season!