When I walked through the parking lot this morning, I noticed that our car’s front door was not closed well. Meaning that it had been like this for at least 3 days since we last used the car on Sunday. Nothing was missing from inside – all the CDs we keep there were still there and the small change my husband keeps for paying when we park here and there was all there, too. For the n-tieth time I though that such a thing could happen only here. To add to this, my husband has lost his wallet at least four times since I married him (too times on the street, once at a big train station in Tokyo and once at the airport) but every time the wallet was found with all the cash and cards in it. This is not to say that petty crime does not exist in Japan though. It does. But I have found all the things I’ve lost (or forgotten somewhere) so far without exception, too (a digital dictionary and a big bag of just-made purchases included.) So I am still a believer that Japan is a country where you can almost always find what you have lost. Once, in the train, I witnessed a scene of a mother telling her son who had found a lost item on the seat that they should take the item to the Lost & Found counter because if they did not the person who had lost it might get into trouble…
All other things aside, I am back with one more example of using white kaolin in soap. This time, I used olive pomace oil and added 1 tablespoonful per 500 g of oil to the batter.
The base color turned beige due to the olive pomace oil and the kaolin did not work as a whitener so if you are going for pure white it is indeed better to use titanium dioxide.
Do you see the embeds? I did it! I managed to use enough mica for them to become bright enough and stand out. As the soap cures the base color will become a little lighter but it will remain subdued and will not change the general impression of the design. I am still struggling with micas (I have read all the available info on the web and have heard the advice of soapers who use micas.) But every next soap made with lab colors is a step forward. I am getting used to using them 🙂
I wish you a warm and pleasant day.