- Jun 6, 2014
- Reaction score
Here's the situation,very 1st batch of soap I made was with coconut oil,castor and olive.Scented with regular lavender EO.It was actually one of the pre measured kits for newbys .I love the off white,creamy color,smell....but way too soft(ran it through soap calc and it was like below a 29 on hard scale and above 20 on cleansing...OUCH!)So I played around with the soap calc ap and came with my own recipe that I am so in like with....one problem.I keep getting darker soap like just lighter than card board.Differences in my recipe was addition of palm oil,refined Shea butter,a small supperfat of jojoba oil and goat milk powder and this time my lavender was ORGANIC which did look and smell different.I also played with soaping at different temps.No matter what i did,my soap turned light brown(frozen,half and half,in the oil,reconstituted in water and added at trace.....).Really,really aggravated the doody out of me because "I WANT WHITE MILK SOAP,not dirty looking soap.Although the soap itself is actually very nice,I love it(except for the color).Oh..I also use ROE but that was with both and such a tiny amount so that was not a difference.Opinions please,could it be the milk powder(which I'm thinking is highly likely),or the organic lavender.I can't imaging any of the base fats causing this much of a darkness.Im stumped and clueless.I just don't get how even when I reconstituted it and froze it and slowly added lye(peyew!!)over an ice bath and even soaped at 80degrees F.it still turned out exactly the same tannish color.So now I'm going to try coconut milk in hope of lighter milk and the fact that animal milk in soap just seems strange to me.I have added my pic of my deviant soap,is that a normal goat soap color?All the pretty pics I see on the web are so creamy and white,I feel like this one looks yucky(but it feels so nice).HELP!!