I cut off the alien skin which was making me gack just looking at it. They actually came out okay, I think, minus the ick-skin. I washed my hands with it last night and it was nice and sudsy. I can't wait until they are cured! Ah, five more weeks.... Then hopefully they will harden and I can send them out to friends and family, but WOW, that smell. I am going to have to make some bath goodies with it. Mmmm.
So according to the chemist soapers out there, I didn't add enough lye to my batch 2. I am hopeful that it will become soap, because I have become a bit attached to these guys.