Charcoal Soap has chalky white film ?

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ShelbbyLeighh

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Hi guys,

I made my first batch of cold process Charcoal Soap last night & when i had a look at it this morning, there’s kind of a white chalky film over the top. I sprayed it with 70% isopropyl alcohol 13 min after pouring into the mold. I’m sure it’s harmless but just would like to verify what it could be from? I am very new to making soap so i’m still learning things to do & not do!
 

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cmzaha

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It is ash and is quite typical with charcoal soaps. At least mine always end up with ash and it shows up so beautifully on dark soap. :eek: It does not hurt a thing and I do not worry about it and neither do my customers.
 

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I agree it’s ash. My charcoal soaps get some sometimes too. It’s so much more obvious on the black soap.
 

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Ash. It'll rinse right off the soap when it comes time to start using it.

I have come to expect a little ash with my favorite recipes.
Shows up more on the darker soaps but is still there on the white ones.
 
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