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mymy

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Guys, is this what we call DOS? I just noticed it on my soap today. Out of 15 bars, only two bars have these spots. Oils are clumping on the spot. Is it normal?

 

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Ahhhhh. I used canola oil more than 30%. Sigh, are they usable?
 

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I agree, it does look like DOS. Yes, it's usable, I wouldn't gift it, or sell it, but it's definitely usable. It might smell a bit funky, I'd probably use it as hand soap.
 

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Looks like DOS to me. I would just scrape it off and use the soap for the family.
 

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I double checked all of my oils and butters, their expiry dates are far away. Is it solely because of the high content of canola oil?
 

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When did you make this? It's likely due to the canola and perhaps other factors. It's such a bummer when this happens.
 

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I've only had DOS one time and I blamed it on sunflower oil. It was the first and only time I used it. It pretty much looked like what you have. It was only on the corner on 2 bars. I cut off that corner and used them.

Mary Lou
 

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I use canola quite often at 25% and have never had a dos problem with it, but lard I have had problems with
 

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Hey guys sorry but what's DOS? Lol

Dreaded Orange Spot. It's somekind of STD amongst soap. :p




Disk Operating System?

(Sorry, couldn't resist. ;) Look here)
Naughty. Haha :p







I've only had DOS one time and I blamed it on sunflower oil. It was the first and only time I used it. It pretty much looked like what you have. It was only on the corner on 2 bars. I cut off that corner and used them.

Mary Lou
Ohhh sunflower too? Noted. Thanks!







Dreaded Orange Spots.
I blame the high canola content. Drop the canola to around 10% and I'd bet that DOS disappears.
Noted. My bad. Thanks!






I use canola quite often at 25% and have never had a dos problem with it, but lard I have had problems with
I see. Thank you! I have never used any lard before. Just curious whether high soybean oil content will cause dos too?
 

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Dreaded Orange Spot. It's somekind of STD amongst soap. :p






Naughty. Haha :p








Ohhh sunflower too? Noted. Thanks!









Noted. My bad. Thanks!








I see. Thank you! I have never used any lard before. Just curious whether high soybean oil content will cause dos too?
I wouldn't use soy either. Another oil prone to DOS. As for sunflower, as long as it's High Oleic Sunflower you won't have the same issues. High Oleic Safflower is stated to be nice as well.
 

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I wouldn't use soy either. Another oil prone to DOS. As for sunflower, as long as it's High Oleic Sunflower you won't have the same issues. High Oleic Safflower is stated to be nice as well.
Thank you so much for the info! Really appreciate it. I'll jot it down. :)
 

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I use both soybean(10%-!5%) and lard up up 25% in most of my recipes for at least the last 2 years and have not got any DOS. I have some bars that are well over a year old and they not showing any signs of DOS.

Mary Lou
 

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Got DOS once with safflower oil several years ago. Don't even know why I bought safflower oil. Must have had a reason at the time. Generally, I avoid canola, soy, and shortenings other than Spectrum organic palm.
 
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