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Hi guys happy memorial soaping day. I made these two CP soaps today. Mintish green is aloe Vera bars pale green is cucumber bars. Both I used the same recipe but I the cucumber soap came out rough and wrinkled on top as it sets. Can I fix this? Only difference with the recipe I ran out of castor oil and made up the oz with grape seed oil. Everything else was exactly the same.
 

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The only thing that can be done is to plane or cut a thin layer off to remove the wrinkles.
They aren't a issue, nothing is wrong with the soap, its just a cosmetic issue.
 

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I'm just wondering if you sprayed the top with alcohol. I've had something like that happen when I sprayed with alcohol.
 

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I'm just wondering if you sprayed the top with alcohol. I've had something like that happen when I sprayed with alcohol.
That’s exactly what I did. I sprayed the top with alcohol before putting it to gel in the oven and it started wrinkling as it firms up but I did the same thing with the aloe bars so I’m confused as to what caused it
 

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That’s exactly what I did. I sprayed the top with alcohol before putting it to gel in the oven and it started wrinkling as it firms up but I did the same thing with the aloe bars so I’m confused as to what caused it
Thank you for your feedback I appreciate it
The only thing that can be done is to plane or cut a thin layer off to remove the wrinkles.
They aren't a issue, nothing is wrong with the soap, its just a cosmetic issue.
thank you will do when the soap planer arrives in the mail.
 

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That’s exactly what I did. I sprayed the top with alcohol before putting it to gel in the oven and it started wrinkling as it firms up but I did the same thing with the aloe bars so I’m confused as to what caused it
I don't really know what causes it. It doesn't happen every time - or even very often. I generally don't spray with alcohol anymore since it really didn't seem to be effective for me.
 

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When my soap looked less than gorgeous, I would label it Esthetically Challenged and sell it with a .50 cent discount and people loved the quality and didn't see the imperfections that I did. When I first glanced at your soap I thought it was intentional. Is this for personal use, a gift, or are you selling it?
 

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My soap does that if it overheats, I have wooden spacers to put underneath the molds and that seems to help. I have a few fragrances that do that, or if there's honey or milk in the batch. Customers will probably think you did it on purpose!
 

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Auntie Clara did an experiment trying to force the formation of alien brains. You can read her blog called “What’s Hot and What’s Not -A Study in Overheating.” I tried to link it but it didn’t work. I found it by googling Auntie Clara alien brains.
 
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