I've recently discovered Soaping 101's You Tube channel and have been gorging on her videos. When I came across this one, making a copy of the very popular Dove soap, I was intrigued. As of today, I had all the ingredients at hand, including the titanium dioxide, so I set to making it.
Right now, it's cooling outside as I don't want it to gel. I did make it my own by substituting lard for the beef tallow, which I'm out of right now. I also added a bit of ylang ylang and some silk protein I still have left over from my creams and lotions days.
The batter came together nicely at about 120ºF. I separated out about half the batter and added the titanium dioxide, which was then poured back into the main batch for an in the pot swirl. It would be really neat to add something that might give parts of it a pearlescent appearance since the soap is white on white.
Once it's cooled down, I'll bring it inside and take pictures. From the look of it, I think it's one I can be happy with and may even add it to the line up. We shall see.