Thanks so much for your advice. I will try stick blending less next time. What temperature do you normally soap in?Please dont take this as expert advice, but i had a thread last week that i started because my batter was accelerating. This is what i learned after making numerous batches, heeding everybodys advice....
I really did not think it was my stickblending. But since that was what ppl told me...i reduced my sb to “barely” stickblending the main batter. Just until i no longer saw any oil separated at the top. Its still quite thin. I put the blender in the sink and forgot about it.
Added the dispersed color and mixed with a wisk...sometimes a little with the spatula to get the bottoms and sides.
Fragrance last. Mixing it in.
My batter stayed so fluid that i had to wait a little while for it to get to the right consistancy. Which...i would rather wait and grab a drink or do some cleanup, than to frantically plop another thick batch into the mold. I even experimented with a known accelerating FO and it still worked beautifully.
I know we watch a lot of you tube videos that shows them stick blending for a really long time...thats why i was so bent on the “fact” that i wasnt stick blending too much. But i took everybodys advice here, and i couldnt say it wasnt that if i didnt at least use their advice first.
The other thing i learned from that thread, was to soap cooler.
I love the color of your soap.
I'm just not sure if it is my stick blending technique or the EO affecting the batter as I know EO really accelerates trace. Would you recommend putting less next time? I placed around 4% this time.
I'm also afraid that the EO is not pure as the label didn't state that it is. If it is not pure, would the soap be still usable?