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    Hot process soap going brown

    Apparently, creamed coconut is not even the same thing as coconut cream. It’s been a very educational few days
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    Hot process soap going brown

    I think I’ve got to the bottom of my browning problem... It seems I’ve been using creamed coconut instead of coconut oil!!!!! It might explain why my soap smells disgusting and wouldn’t gel. Let that be a lesson to all of us: always read the label! What a fool I am. 6 pounds of “soap” in the...
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    Hot process soap going brown

    Hi there yes I’m using the slow cooker method. What am I looking for in a zap test?
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    Hot process soap going brown

    Hi there thanks for your response. I’m not using any additives. But I think you might be right I’m cooking it too long. I was waiting for it to go like mash potatoes but it didn’t. How do I know when it’s cooked
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    Hot process soap going brown

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and to soap making so I'm sorry if this sounds like a very basic question, but I having problems with my hot process soap making. I've made two batches now using a different combination of oils, but in both cases, they've turned brown in the crockpot during the...
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