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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    Thanks for sharing that, Silver Maple. That helps confirm that the palm really is most likely the problem. I'll be mixing and melting from now on :D
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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    Thanks so much for helping me solve my mystery!! I use 8lb buckets so that will be easy to melt. You said 40lb buckets, how in the world do you melt that :)!! If you happen to have time, I have just 2 more questions. Do you just hand stir it? and should I worry if I get grainy looking palm...
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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    No, did not melt and mix it, I measured it in solid form. This bucket of palm was "grainer" than what I have gotten in the past. It seemed fresh, good date on the bucket, and is brand new from Wholesale Supp Plus. So, would you recommend melting and stick blending before each use or just...
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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    Those pics sure look like what I'm dealing with!! I am going to study that article and consider how best to proceed. The writer holds TD is culprit. And mentions temps and FO's contributing to it. Still, I do wonder if one of the oils had something to do with it, like you mentioned, Coffeetime.
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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    Thank you both SO much for your responses! I will take a look at the glycerin river pics after I post this, thank you for pointing me to some those. My recipe is 47.5 olive, 21 palm, 25.5 coconut, 3 castor, 3 shea butter. I was going for non-gelled. I treated it my usual way, not...
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    Can anyone troubleshoot the dots and streaks??

    I have sucessfully made thirty or so batches of goats milk soap, but my last few are coming out with semi transparent streaks and dots. They appear more often in bars cut from the middle of the mold. There is no change in the appearance of the top surface. The soap's pH values are perfectly...
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    Diagnose my soap problem!

    The first soap looks amazing with the froth on top! I don't really have the expertise to help, but I think I've seen something about stearic streaks possibly giving that effect.
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    Hello Fellow Soapmakers!

    Hi Everyone, I am new here! Originally I landed here trying to solve a mystery on gelled/transparent streaks and speckles that suddenly began appearing in some recent batches of the soaps I make. I was able to partially solve it, there are some very knowledgeable people on here with loads...
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    First Goat Milk Soap

    The hungarian lavender soap you posted looks beautiful! I bet that will turn out to be great soap!
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    First Goat Milk Soap

    Apologies, it looks like i posted my pics in the wrong place, sorry.
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    First Goat Milk Soap

    Hi Everyone, I am new here! Originally I landed here trying to solve a mystery on gelled/transparent streaks and speckles that suddenly began appearing in some recent batches of the soaps I make. I was able to partially solve it, there are some very knowledgeable people on here with loads of...
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