Formulation: -coconut oil (SAP value 265 used) -olive oil (SAP value 196 used) -KOH (tested at 43.8% concentration) -distilled water 3:1 water:koh ratio This soap was formulated using the high end of the SAP value range, to be certain of complete saponification, with the realization that a potential for a slight KOH excess is possible (in fact, it is likely and expected). After dilution, the whole thing was cloudy (sorry, no pictures) which didn't quite make sense (i now realize it was basically because of this floaty matter being dispersed within the soap - if i mix it now, its cloudy again). After a 2 week sequester, it is as clear as water: Now here is my question... Since it doesn't seem feasible that whatever is floating on top is unsaponified FFA/oils...what is it? (picture time): Also; when I put a drop of 0,5% citric acid solution on it, it definetly reacts (on a pure potassium cocoate soap the reaction is instant, but as seen in the video, on a pure potassium olivate soap, the reaction is somewhat delayed, but equal). The rest of the pictures that I wasn't allowed to include in the first post: The video of adding 5 ppt citric acid to the soap: https://youtu.be/8mtAePXcKo8 The material is more scaly in nature than unsaponified oils usually are, and on top of that, it seems to stick towards the edges. Could it be that excess lye tends to float on top and thats what im dealing with here?