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Monday, February 11, 2019
All About Gel Phase
In the past have you experienced a gelatinous look just after a few hours in the mold? According to The Soap Queen, your soap batch is likely going through its gel phase. If you are wondering why this happens it is because it is part of the saponification process when the soap gets hot--up to 180 degrees. It does not affect the quality of the final bars, but it does affect the appearance of the bar of soap. If you would like to learn more, read the recent posting from The Soap Queen called All About Gel Phase.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.