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    Help troubleshooting please

    Thank you for the helpful reply! I will try the next batch this weekend. I am an olive oil producer and am trying to find a way to use my excess oil...
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    Help troubleshooting please

    Thank you
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    Help troubleshooting please

    How do you avoid it?
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    Help troubleshooting please

    Hello, I am working on making a good Castillo soap. It works well and it is nice and creamy. But the bars have developed a weird white layer. Can anyone give me some advide on what I am doing wrong? I used soapcalc to get the recipe right, then blended the heck out of it with an immersion...
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Thanks, I will try that Can you call it castille at 70% EVOO? You all rock, by the way. Very helpful community. sam
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Can you press the top of soap? Like put an insert inside the mold top with a weight on it? Maybe for 3-4 hours?
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Got it, thanks. I am looking for pure castille soap I think. I am an olive oil producer and am looking for something to do with my oil when it expires. I have 50 gallons to experiment with... I made up 1 recipe that was 70% EVOO, 22.5% coconut oil, and 7.5% Shea butter. 6% superfat. Curious to...
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Oh, that’s not what I had read. What is the reason for the longer cure of castille soap? What happens if you use it earlier?
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Thanks for the response. Mostly it is because I am impatient and wanted to try my soap sooner than the 4-6 week cure. And just experimenting with different techniques.
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    Newbie soap troubleshooting.

    Hello, I am a novice soap maker with just a few batches under my belt And am new to this forum. I am making Castille soap and made my first batch of HP soap earlier this week. My problem is the texture of the bars. They seem to have lots of divots and holes, as shown in the photo. Is this...
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