Hello fellow soapers,
So these bars started crumbling at the edges where the Micas are more saturated.
It is not Lye heavy.
There was a bit of Soda Ash, but this is different.
Anyone had this happen before.
The stick blender method is a different technique then the counter top high temp. The SBHP was created by Sharon Johnson ( Hot process Queen) she has great tutorials as well on youtube.
I don't stick blend with the counter top...just a wisk.
No need to beat it! LOL
I do not add vinegar or...
The HTHP ( high temp hot process) or CTFHP ( counter top fluid hot process ) the oils start at 200 degrees.
Then you force the volcanos, which you will wisk back down in the pot. Easily. Then it turns to applesauce stage, then it volcanos again. Wisk it back down. Then its cooked . 15...
I think it is called a slurry...mixed fragrances and clays, colors..
People usually put it last in case it behaves badly.
But if you have used this one before...then you can without fear of ricing or seizing.
I have used this in a Beer soap made this week, and added some vanilla as well.
Although you cannot smell it, the vanilla turned my soap quite dark which was perfect for Guiness beer...
And all you can smell now is Anise and some patchouli.
I like this scent very much, but will not be for everyone.