How can you tell if milk soap is scorched?

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Does anyone have any pics of scorched milk soap? GM would be especially appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Did it turn bright orange and have a funky smell?
I have a batch of HP coconut milk soap that fits that description perfectly but I used red palm oil in it so, the color's not from the milk. :mrgreen:
 

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I will post pics later. I was wondering if it is even possible to NOT scorch milk in HP, since it is cooked.

My soap came out dark-ish and I am assuming that the dark color is from scorched milk?
 

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I will post pics later. I was wondering if it is even possible to NOT scorch milk in HP, since it is cooked.

My soap came out dark-ish and I am assuming that the dark color is from scorched milk?
Is this your Oatmeal Milk & Honey soap? If so, that fragrance oil discolors, so you would have a darker soap.
 

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All my soaps have come out dark. They all smell like muffins unless I add a scent.
It could just be from the sugar in the milk getting cooked, doesn't mean its scorched. Usually scorched milk is a darker brownish orange and smells bad.

It would look something like this https://dustrootsandbutterflies.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/img_2501.jpg

for comparison, this is not scorched milk soap http://www.lovinsoap.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/IMG_1077-400x300.jpg
Thx! The second one looks like CP.
 
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Here is a pic of my HP GM soap. Smells like muffins in general, but this batch had too much FO and is driving us out of the house!
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It doesn't look scorched. Lock it in a spare room and wait for the scent to mellow, I promise it will in time.
 

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It photographed lighter than it actually is. One of my batches has a light, burned smell. I guess that would mean that it was scorched?

One day, I will do a CP batch and have some really light colored GM soap!
they are both CP, scorched milk makes a big difference in color. HP milk soaps look more like these but I have seen it as light as the CP

https://img1.etsystatic.com/076/0/10662644/il_340x270.803454575_fphn.jpg
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cF2ZgVY7wos/hqdefault.jpg
So, are these scorched or are they normal for HP soap? What makes them get so dark if not scorched?
 
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For all that was said about them smelling like muffins, they certainly almost look the part. Maybe they can be known as Narnia's Famous Muffin Soap: Only to be found via Narnia. :)
 

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Do you cook much? Ever seen sugar cooked into caramel? Thats pretty much what happens when milk soaps get warm, the sugar browns. It doesn't mean its scorched but its not too far away, if you have some that smells burned then yes, I would say its scorched. Its still perfectly fine to use, as long as the smell is tolerable.
It possible the smell could fade with cure though, you will be surprised how much soap changes with a cure.

For what its worth, I've been soaping for over 2 years and there is no way I would HP any milk soap. I don't even gel mine if I can prevent it. My Christmas goat milk soap did gel and surprisingly, its stayed light and didn't develop any weird smell.
 

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For all that was said about them smelling like muffins, they certainly almost look the part. Maybe they can be known as Narnia's Famous Muffin Soap: Only to be found via Narnia. :)
LOL! that is so sweet of you to say! :)

Looking at them again...I think they look like bread..like bread with muffin ingredients....banana bread?
 
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LOL! that is so sweet of you to say! :)

Looking at them again...I think they look like bread..like bread with muffin ingredients....banana bread?
That too. Who doesn't like banana bread
 

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Actually, I think there are. I saw Starr soaps did a video using a banana FO but it ended up smelling like chocolate. So maybe just maybeeeeee there is one good one out there.

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFsu9jz_9s[/ame]
 
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