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garland68

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I wake up this morning intending on making a great batch with my new recipe and new oils that I ordered and everything was going great! Until I added the "Under the Star's" FO. I noticed that when I added it to my batch it seemed to turn a light greenish color. After I was done stirring it in I went to grab my mold 5 feet away and BAM! total seize! I attemped to loosen it up by adding the purple color mix that I was going to swirl in but ended up mixing it all together. I managed to loosen it up enough to get it into my mold.

After I go done smashing it in the mold I went to clean up and I had to throw out my soap pot. It got even harder in the minutes that I left it sit.

It said but this is my 10th batch and it had to happen sometime!

My question is what is next? Will it be soap or just a total mess?
 
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garland68 said:
Will it be soap or just a total mess?
Only time will tell.

I'm sorry about your misfortune. You might give a second attempt at cleaning that pot. By tomorrow it will just be soap and I would think you could give it a long soak, possibly boil some water in the pot and then just let it sit for a few hours. Rinse, repeat, like the shampoo says.
 

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One of my fav FO's (Beautiful Dup. from SOS) Siezes like CRAZY! It scared the crap out of me the first time it happened... I just packed it in the mold, insulated it really well, and the next day, SOAP! It had a few minor gaps and bubbles in it, but after cutting and stuff, it was fine. :D
 

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Lane said:
One of my fav FO's (Beautiful Dup. from SOS) Siezes like CRAZY! It scared the crap out of me the first time it happened... I just packed it in the mold, insulated it really well, and the next day, SOAP! It had a few minor gaps and bubbles in it, but after cutting and stuff, it was fine. :D
Well that is good to hear. It just surprized me with how quick it seizes! I also got really really hot when it seized.

Thanks!
 
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garland68 said:
I also got really really hot when it seized.
Exothermic baby!!! I too was surprised at how hot my soaps get and that's even without seizing. I return to my mold in the cool of the night and find the temperature is 110°-120°! I like the science involved in soapmaking. :)
 

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No need to throw the soap pot out. Just scrape as much of the material out as you can and fill the pot with hot water for a little while - it's soap after all - self cleaning :)
 

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Scotsoap said:
No need to throw the soap pot out. Just scrape as much of the material out as you can and fill the pot with hot water for a little while - it's soap after all - self cleaning :)
I agree - you can probably salvage the pot.
 
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What other hobby can you make a mess and then have the mess turn into soap to clean up the mess? :) :) :)
 

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