Hi Everyone!  I am making soap today and thought I would share a little clip of how I bring my soap ingredients to trace.  The ingredients in the pot are olive oil and a solution of water and lye.  The mixer pulls these components together and creates the soap batter.  Trace is achieved when the batter thickens into a pudding-like  consistancy.  You can see, at the end of the video, where I dribble a bit of soap batter onto the batter in the pot?   When the trail sits on top of the batter, we have an acceptable trace and it is ready to process.  #soapmaking #homemadesoap #handmadesoap #soapingtips #cadroncreeksoapworks #diysoap