How does ricing affect the soap?

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  1. Jun 4, 2014 #1

    kikajess

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    I poured a loaf of soap today, and as I was pouring it, I noticed it starting to look ricey. I finished pouring it anyway. See?

    ricing.jpg

    I don't know if the ricing is very visible in the photo, but what do you think?

    Will I need to rebatch?

    I'm hoping the ricing will magically go away during saponification...
     
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    I doubt it will go away but its so minor, it probably won't affect the soap.
     
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    I personally wouldn't be too concerned about it unless the soap is separating or something like that when you go to unmold it. I've poured a good handful of ricey batches throughout my years of soaping and they all turned out great. My first ever ricey batch was a doozy and I thought for sure it would be ruined, but to my surprise, it actually set up nice and was perfectly fine in the end without any extra help from me. This is just me, but I'd only rebatch it if it was separating.

    By the way, your soap looks perfectly fine from where I'm sitting. :)


    IrishLass :)
     
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    I just recently poured a very ricey test batch that just would not come together and the soap turned out great. It is even smooth. Just unmold carefully in case you have seperation, but yours looks like it should be fine. If you find it has seperated just rebatch. Iffy soaps like that I usually unmold over a plastic tote lid in case I have to catch oils
     
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    In my experience with riced batches, it was only an esthetic issue. The soap was fine.
     
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    Should be fine as others have said.................Don't you just hate it when everything looks great then you start pouring and you can see it ricing as it lands in the mould
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! It's looking all right so far. I'll probably cut it tomorrow. I have a good feeling about it being usable as is thanks to you all!
     
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    Maybe it's me, but I don't see the ricing. I think the soap looks rather nice honestly.
     
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    Update

    My fears of having to rebatch were unfounded. It turned out just fine. The top has a tiny bit of a bumpy-looking texture, but, other than that, everything melded very well. Here's a pic of the sliced loaf:
    lav swirl soap.jpg
     
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    ohhhh pretty! Glad it turned out awesome!
     
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    Oh that looks nice!
     
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