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  1. T

    Strange spots showing up one week after soaping

    Does anyone know what these little spots in my soap are? They are translucent like glycerin rivers, but they only showed up a week after I cut my soap and they don't have the typical texture of glycerin rivers. The FO I used discolored my white soap to a light tan - could a FO do this to a...
  2. slspencer

    Glycerin rivers or lye heavy?

    It seems like this year sucks in general even for my soap making. I keep having new problems pop up, I've never seen this before in my soaps and I'm just making sure that it's not a lie issue. After cutting it there were some scraps and I then ph tested it and it seems fine, but what about the...
  3. EllieMae

    Glycerine Rivers

    I just unmolded my second batch in a row that is full of glycerine rivers. I’m hoping (as a total newbie) that I can get some advice on how to best avoid in the future, when I want a full gel. Both batches were soaped around 120 (admittedly the first one was closer to 130). Should I be...
  4. K

    Do these look like glycerin rivers?

    hi! More woes with scaling up to large batches of goat milk soap. Had great success with 62 lbs batch, but now at 110 lbs, it looks like this (see pic). Here’s the backstory: I’m using Shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil. The oils were 95* Lye solution is 2% superfat mixed with frozen...
  5. Draugr Rekkr

    What is this and can I fix it by putting it back into the pot?

    I think I know what this is (glycerin rivers) but I'm a little confused because I only see stuff about it for CP soap. This is a HP shaving soap recipe that I'm working on at the moment it uses lanolin and Shea butter as side ingredients as well as 2 table of glycerin. Any suggestions?
  6. R

    Low water discount in HP soap?

    Have you tried a low-water discount in hot process and liked the result? Was it too difficult to plop into rectangular molds? I use a high-water for a looser consistency for plopping into molds. But, I'm running into glycerin rivers, and am wanting to switch to low-water to reduce rivers...