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Lee242

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I made some soap and it looks like it has cheese curds floating in oil. It looks like about 3/4 of the oil is mixed.
The NaOH I used was the bottom of the container I think it might have been a little old. I mixed it right as below.

Can I mix some more lye and mix it in?
And about how much should I start with?
If it gets zappy could I mix more oil in it?

I let it cool and now it's just crumbles when I tried to mix it.

2lb 5% super fat

Beeswax--- 2.38 %-- .76 oz-- 21.59gr
Castor Oil - 4.76% -- 1.52 oz - 43.18gr
Jojoba Oil -14.29% -- 4.57oz-- 129.64gr
Lanolin--- 2.38% ------.76oz ----- 21.59gr
Tallow (Beef-- 52.38% --16.76oz -476.18gr
Olive Oil---- 23.81%-- 7.62oz--- 216.00gr

Water 11.20oz 317.51 grams
Lye 3.83oz 108.44 grams
 
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spenny92

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Sounds like the curds you're talking about is the beeswax. You need to soap pretty hot if you're using it, or it will solidify.
 

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First, zap test what you have.

I think you probably soaped a bit cool, also. But if it is not zappy, then there is one solution, if it is zappy, another.
 

Lee242

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No zap just greasey.
I think I'll just toss it.
 

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