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  1. Jibbian

    Grease or glycerin spots in soap?

    I just made a tiny test batch, and my final bars have these little spots that look like glycerin or grease (they're slightly transparent), but they're totally dry. I don't see any lye pockets and the PH is between an 8 and 9 (I know this isn't foolproof, but I have litmus paper, so I test...
  2. Anstarx

    Soap curdling up! Is this ricing?

    I made this batch last week to try out the clamshell swirl. As you could imagine, it didn't work out as it accelerated fast and started curdling. It actually looked pretty decent but definitely not what I wanted. I CPOP it and it mostly gelled. The oils were room temp and lye slightly warm to...
  3. Fiona Robertson

    Aw Nuts...I got ricing!

    Everything was progressing normally until I poured in my essential oils which were a blend of lemongrass and thyme. I have used lemongrass before so do you think it was the thyme? I glopped it all in the mould anyway, in the hope that the 'ricey' bits smooth out when it gels! Maybe I can pass...
  4. KimT2au

    Ricing and not tracing

    Hi, .I am having mosf unproductive and snnoyannday at soap making. I am attaching some photos and hopefully a video of a batch that keeps ricing and will not stay at trace. This is the fourth time I have made this recipe and there are three things that have changed. This batch is smaller, I...
  5. Deborah Long

    Epic Fail day!

    Yay! Today was my first epic fail! 3rd batch ever and the one that I've learned the most from, of course! To start off with, I was trying a batch with the same 'safe' recipe, using 4 colors and some swirling. Maybe too advanced? lol First off, I had my first lye splash! I did have all my...
  6. Danielle_WM

    Help- Large Chunks in HP Bastille-ish Soap. Cook Stages Did Not Look Like Pics.

    Hello, Been searching the threads and Google for some answers, but didn't quite find was I was looking for. I am not new to CP soap making, but I decided to give HP soap a try. I did a spin on bastille soap but added an exotic butter: Ucuuba. I've never had any issues with CP soap. My recipe...
  7. C

    honey oat milk soap ricing edition

    I have made a few batches of honey oat milk soap, cold process. last night, i made 2 1-kilo batches testing a new fragrance oil. The first batch didn't have much of a problem that i didn't antipicate. The second batch was a different story. Both batches have almost the same ingredients, except...
  8. P

    So now I know what Ricing is

    My CP batch just riced. I blended it to a light trace and threw it in the mold. Now there is oil standing on the surface. Can I save it, or do I just watch and see if it will set up? Thanks! Oh yea, from Sugar....thought if I wasn't using milk then I should be ok...NOT