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  1. Feb 17, 2020 #1

    carrie71

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    I made a green tea/lemongrass soap for my second attempt at cold process. It turned out to be dark brown and I was just crushed. I couldn’t figure out how it got to be so dark and disgusting looking. I poured it anyway and this morning I checked on it. The soap has turned into a light tan and I couldn’t be more pleased. It smells great and I can’t wait to try it out after curing. I’m having so much fun with this soap making!
     
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    I have never had a soap go from one color to another but I have read about it many times on the forum.
     
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    Did you use green tea EO, or actual green tea in the soap? I wonder if it was the gel phase that lightened the soap?
     
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    I’m having so much fun with this soap making![/QUOTE]
    I love posts like this! I am a beginner, too. I made a mess of a batch the other day...but, this morning one of my batches with lard was finally ready to use. It is far from pretty, but I was so happy with the fragrance and the lather and my husband liked it too! I honestly never knew how wonderful homemade soap was!
     
  7. Feb 18, 2020 #7

    carrie71

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    I used the green tea infusion for the water. It was fine until I added the lye, that’s when it turned dark brown.
     

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