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janzo

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For a few weeks I have been feeling downhearted as every batch of soap I have made has riced or worse. I am sure some of you saw my 'frog spawn' soap about a week ago, it was even too ugly for the Ugly Thread!!

So I have been mulling over what the cause could be (most probably the fragrances) and more importantly what I could do to try and get past it.

This morning I used the same recipe, room temperature lye and oils as usual BUT only brought it all to emulsion (is that the correct term?). A very thin batter, put in the fragrance and into the mould, no ricing, no thickening, it was a beautiful sight!! They even gelled which they have not done in a while.

Now I am hoping the soap gremlins are not s******ing in the corner ready to hijack my next batch !!!
 

janzo

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And there they are again, sorry mods don't know how to change it
 

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I'm glad you've dealt with the soap gremlins! Great news your soap worked out so well for you. Don't forget to post pictures!
 

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So it's all your fault, Janzo!!! Don't worry, they won't bother you any more today because they're having a huge party at my house. :twisted: Everything that could go wrong has. It's not even 1:00 in the afternoon and I need a cocktail..... Instead, it's back into the breach. Charge!
 

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KristaY and I are sharing them. My gardener's soap partially gelled, but still managed to get alien brain. How, I cannot imagine.

Fortunately it's a soap that's only used by a few people and they won't care when I gift them with these on Memorial Day.
 
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