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Neil

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Looks very much like soda ash.
 

CPSoaper

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Did you use palm oil in your recipe? Could be the stearic from the palm oil?
 

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I've never seen anything quite like this. I am tending to agree with CPS that it may be stearic acid forming on the soap sides. I use stearic acid as a additive in 2 recipes that are normally softer since they are high conditioning recipes. I never use over 3 to 4% though. Interesting. It it were lye on the outside touching your tongue quickly and rinsing with vinegar or water would test that out. "Hey Mikey, wanna lick my soap? I don't wanna try it; you try it!":lol: Just kidding about Mikey. :lol:

Paul :)
 

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I didn't use Palm. And I have done the tongue...no zap.

Tallow 16 oz
Corn oil 8 oz
Canola Oil 8 oz
Lard 12 oz
Shea butter 4 oz

Lye - 6.17, discounted at 6%
Water 12.30 oz, no discount.
 

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I thought this was the whitiest, prettiest soap i had made so far.

I hate that it turned out like this.

I cut a small section from one bar, and washed my hands.
Had no burn and it had a real creamy and smooth lather.

I hope I don't have to rebatch this one.
 

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No palm. No zap. My guess is its ash. It's hard to know though.
 

Lane

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I use to get spots like this too!! What do you line your molds with? I use to use wax paper, but switched to plastic (cling) wrap, and haven't had the problem since!
 

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