I am convinced that it was your starting temperatures that caused the issue. I don't know how many batches of soap you've made, but it is absolutely essential, in my humble opinion, to have both the oils and lye solution at the minimum of approximately 125-130° F. Some members here will...
In retrospect, I remember adding the rest of some wheat germ oil I had into the batch. I included it in the soap calculator but neglected to save the addition.
Every time I used wheat germ oil in a liquid soap recipe, there has always been a deep amber effect aka coloring... perhaps more prone...
Update on Elements Bath & Body website regarding recipes.
They informed me that they're redoing the website and that the recipes section will be back online in about 7 days or so.
So I guess there was no issue regarding my linking the recipe here... at least on their end.
Apparently a couple of my links have been removed referring to where I posted recipes on the recipes section of this website.
I wasn't notified or asked why or anything... hmmm. This is disturbing, at least to me it is.
I don't appreciate the fact that someone has the ability to delete items...
Update on Elements Bath and Body. They have pulled the recipe for the Hot Glycerin Liquid Soap Recipe! I hope I wasn't the cause of that... by providing links, etc.
I am glad I was able to save the instructions a couple of weeks ago by copy and paste.
So... I just made my first trial batch of cold process liquid soap. It was a convoluted process for me to say the least, at least getting it to saponify.
At first, I thought after 12-15 minutes of blending that I had reached a thin trace... nope! Second, after sitting for an hour and still a...
The SBM Calculator leaves a lot to be desired. No way to change from ounces to grams, etc., when using the "advanced" calculator. The standard calculator does have the grams option... the "advanced" one does not. Definitely not a "USER FRIENDLY" calculator. For me it gives wacky numbers way...
Please get your facts straight. It is not a toxin, if ingested in LARGE quantities it may be carcinogenic. Of course when the FDA test something in the lab on animals, it's usually in the dosage of hundreds of time what the normal consumption would be. ANYTHING in excess is detrimental. It's...
Thanks for the link! It's appreciated! I have had liquid soap go mucky when adding essential oils or fragrance oils, however after a several day or a week or so of sequestering, they tend to clear up nicely. I'm sure yours will get clearer also. ;)
Okay... nice job! You didn't provide a link to the recipe that the IrishLass recommends. I would like to see it.
I do notice that the soap you're holding is murky. Will it clear over time as it sequesters? Is sequestering recommended?