discoloration

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

  1. J

    Weird spots on solid conditioner

    Hey, guys! I've made this solid conditioner using my usual recipe, stored it in a cool, clean place, and less than 48 hours later it had those weird spots that, to me, look like a petri dish!! I used 10x orange essential oil and all the other solid conditioners I made the same day (with the...
  2. kelly2019

    discoloring vanillin and camouflaging it

    Well, I have several FO I want to use that have a medium to high vanillin content... Most likely I'll be using Hot process to make this soap. I'm thinking about doing some of the batter brown or black and put the FO in that part of the batter. I'd like to have thoughts on your experience if...
  3. J

    fragrances % question

    Hey guys, What do you do when a fragrance oil discolors the soap, but you want a white/light lets say swirl. Do you up the % of fragrance of the rest of the batter or simply reduce the amount of fragrance oil so the soap will have a milder smell? Thank you!
  4. M

    Soap Issue

    Hi Everyone!! I am new to soap making - trying to make palm-free soap. there's not many recipes online.. I tried one using coconut, olive, shea and avocado.. I may have taken it out an hour too early or so. but the outside was hard and it was a nice color. but the inside looked like...
  5. D

    Why did my soap turn dark yellow?

    Any ideas on why the background color of this soap turned dark yellow? Recipe was: 16 oz. olive oil 10 oz. palm oil 10 oz. coconut oil 8 oz. canola oil 2 oz. apricot kernel oil 15 oz. distilled water 6.35 oz. sodium hydroxide 3 T. oakmoss FO Nothing added to base color of soap...
  6. L

    Did my soaps went rancid?

    Hi to everyone, I'm making olive oil soaps (4% superfatting) I'm having discoloration problems with some of my soaps and i don't know if it's rancid issue or just an aesthetic problem from curing process. The discoloration occurs always at the bottom of the soap as they cure. The soaps cure...
  7. E

    CP Coffee Soap

    This is a picture of a coffee soap I made with 3x brewed coffee and NG Cappuccino fragrance oil. I expected there would be a color difference between the outside and inside, but I didn't expect it to be so drastic. The fragrance is amazing!
  8. Ravenscourt Apothecary

    What Causes Unwanted Marble Effect

    I've noticed that some of my batches come out with this strange marble effect when I cut it (everything is smooth on the outside, you'd never guess by looking at the uncut batch). I'm attaching a picture to make it easier to see what I mean. Most of my batches don't behave like that - the...
Top