This can also be one of the issues.. I remember having trouble with lye dissolving n dropped a batch. Cant remember if it was before if after this batchYou can sub rice bran just be sure to run it through the soap calculator. It will not be Castillo though. Vitamin e will not do anything. Rosemary olersin will help if added to the bottle when first opened.
Something certainly went wrong. It should not be soggy and dripping oil. Are you sure you are using pure NAOH.
Anyhow ive changed my oils and got pharma grade lye now.
Olive oil ia quite expensive here. So was thinking of replacing all recipes with rbo. If i add ROE to a 5 lt can of cookinh grade Rbo (i hope cooking grade oil is okay for soapin)
How much rosemary olersin do i add
Also any idea on how it might effect the soap quality. Ive used a large amount of pomace in other recipes