- Feb 24, 2013
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I decided to try out something new with my oatmeal soap today, I infused the water with oatmeal and then strained off the oats (I think I read about it somewhere) and used it for the lye / water stage. But it gave off a horrible burnt oats smell and afterwards I noticed there was a strange brown residue in the bottom of the jug. Anyway, I assuming it got too hot and that perhaps I should have frozen the oat water beforehand. The soaps looked darker than my usual oat soaps (although I guess its still a bit too soon to tell) but do you think I've ruined this batch?