Green color in Oatmilk soap?

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Ursula

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Hi,

I've run into something with my oatmilk soap that I haven't had happen before, and would love any insight. :)

I made a hot process soap using oatmilk and oats. I used 50% of the water amount for the lye. The other 50% I subbed with oatmilk, added to the pre-lye oils.

This is 24 hours after the soap was made, and there is a greenish tint to the center of the soap.

Is this a partial gel? Maybe I didn't cook the soap to through saponification?

Or something else...?

Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

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Seawolfe

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I have no idea, I'd guess partial gel, but WOW that's pretty. I do like how it looks.
 

shunt2011

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I have no idea...It's kind of cool though. You did HP so it shouldn't have partial gel unless you just didn't cook long enough mabye?
 

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I have this occur with some cp soaps (I don't Hp). I have found that it gradually goes away...sometimes within about 24 hours as it dries out. Although if the soap is cut again the center will still be discolored. Then if the soap is given a nice long cure and gets completely dried out, the soap will be the same all the way through. So, long story short, I think it is an issue with the outer edges exposed to air are drying out and it's just a matter of time for the inner soap to dry out as well.

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What kind of oils did you use?

I once had soap made with coconut milk turn green on me like that although it faded to tan after a week or so.
 

Ursula

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for your replies!

I used sunflower oil, coconut oil, and shea butter.

Lanabanana you called it; it must be the drying process. Here is a photo with a bar from the first batch and a bar from a batch made yesterday. The first batch has turned tan after 48 hours :)

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Wow, nice comparison photo. Your soap is looking great. I'm glad it's behaving for you.

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