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Nov 5, 2007
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Hi All,
I am still a bit of a noob at soap making and am having some problems with my Cold Process Soap ... about a day after I have made my soap and poured it into my mould, i find the side of soap this is exposed can is often very dry and crumbly like. Does anyone have any tips to stop this from happening?

Thanks Kindly,

I Can't remember off the top of my head, i've tried three so far using mostly olive oil, canola & coconut oil with essential oil ... i have double & tripple checked quantities with lye calculator. I've tried insulating a box so as not to cool to quickly and have left a batch out to cure naturally, all with the same result ... dry whitish looking top :-(
It could be soap ash. Is it just at the top, or all throughout the bars?
If it's just at the top, you could use a vegetable peeler and peel it off.