Curdled LS after salting

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Louise Taylor

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Good morning :)
I didn't know whether to post in the beginner's thread or this one but here goes.
I made my third ever batch of LS. It looked lovely and glossy but a little thin. So I added some brine water. I think I added too much as it has curdled. I now have 5 litres of curds and whey. Can this be saved?
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I would think that you could make more LS and mix them together to reduce the salt concentration. Could you post a picture, I am curious to what curdled LS looks like :)
 

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You know, we do advise that beginners maker smaller batches- 5 litres of soap is a lot of soap, especially if you;re trying something new. 😟 Can you post a picture of your soap? Also, please explain the whole process you made this batch with and include the recipe. I think providing a more thorough background for this may help.
 

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I would think that you could make more LS and mix them together to reduce the salt concentration. Could you post a picture, I am curious to what curdled LS looks like :)
I don’t have a very good picture. It looks like milk when it goes off with stringy solids on the top and thin liquid on the bottom.

You know, we do advise that beginners maker smaller batches- 5 litres of soap is a lot of soap,
Yes, it is a lot. I should have made a test batch first.

Thank you 😊

I put it on the stove and heated it adding a little more water. It now looks fine if a little thick. The recipe is mainly Olive oil with some Coconut, Shea butter, Castor oil and glycerin.
 

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