Soap making in the winter has its perks! Even found a use for that pesky overflow of beautiful, white snow. Although in reality I would rather cool my lye water the old fashioned way rather than have 4 feet of the beautiful, white stuff outside. Lye water was a little hotter than I wanted and I was feeling to impatient to wait.
Solution, get an even larger bowl of snow to put my lye water on.Instantly started cooling and was ready to go pretty fast! I dug out a little hollow in the center so that my lye bowl was snugly in the snow without fear of tipping.
**please note, safety first, use common sense and safety equipment when working with lye. Follow all safety instructions on your lye. We are not responsible for improper lye use.