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    Shelf life of oils and soap

    Will the expiry date on the oils I use affect the shelf life of the soap? I have purchased some coconut oil and it has quite a short expiry date. Will it matter as long as I make the soap prior to their expiration? Or will it be prone to DOS?? o_O
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    100 % Coconut oil soap rises

    Yes - I noticed! 😂 Luckily it was only laundry soap and was due to be grated anyway. It was crumbly on the outside but perfect for grating.
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    100 % Coconut oil soap rises

    Ok, thanks for that! Next week I'll make another soap and see if that recipe stays put! 😄
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    100 % Coconut oil soap rises

    Hi, I recently made a first attempt at coconut oil soap for laundry - 100% CO, water, 1 % SF. When I opened the lid of the mold the next day it had risen on top, kind of like a cake loaf would rise when being baked. It was rock solid, so no vulcano. I was making the soap testing a new mold...
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    Thanks for your link - I will definitely look into getting a desktop distiller. :)
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    WHAAT? That is so strange! Perhaps it's like you say, something in our chemistry 😆 Or perhaps we are not quite human👻
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    Thanks for your suggestion TheGecko - I have started using battery water to see if this helps. I am aware distilled is what I ideally would want to use, but it is really hard to come by and cost a fortune way up here back and beyond. :rolleyes: Yes, that could potentially be the culprit... I...
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    I haven't been able to find any info on the net either, it's such a mystery! The colour of the soap is fine, but on the two that happened on the same day, one of them seems to be very low on smell. It's there, but very faint. I put one of them to use, and it performs fine, but it seems to be a...
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    Thanks for your reply DeeAnna. My recipe is pretty basic; 54% OO, 28% CO, 11% Shea and 7% Castor. It is coloured with different clays and scented using EOs. I have smelled all my drums, but nothing seems to be off. There's also at least 1 year left to expiry on all my oils and fats. Is it...
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    HELP! What’s happening with my soap?

    I have been making soap for about 3 years, and I recently started selling (all recipes are assessed according to EU regulations). All along I have been generally happy with my soaps, but out of the blue I start getting problems. Some of my bars seem to sweat, and there’s a stinky, vinegar smell...
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