Is that it will only take like five minutes for my lye to cool when I'm making soap!! I just realized this as I when soaping tonight, and waiting and waiting and waiting for my lye to cool to a reasonable temperature, even thought it's only 30 degrees out.
Here's the fruit of my labor:
The left is Earth (smells like fresh dirt, with a touch of mint perhaps?), which I colored with cocoa powder. I also added black sesame seeds to make it look a bit more dirt-like and give it some exfoliating power. The one on the right is coconut, which I left uncolored because coconut doesn't really have a color (although I really wanted to make it green for some reason...)
And here they are all snuggled up under a blankie to stay toasty roasty overnight. I think the old school afghan is very appropriate for soaping, don't you?