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annikg

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Hi there, I just poured my cold processed soap into my mold an hour or two ago and there seems to be a small liquid pool on top. Never had this happen before, any ideas what it means? Is my batch still good? What should I do?

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I only had that happen once in 25 years of soap making. They say you should never melt the soap you've made, however I just put it all back into a pot on my stove and melted it until it was all liquid, re mixed and then poured it back into the molds. It worked fine and I saved the batch. Was your lye and oil the same temp when you mixed it up? That is often the issue.
 

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It looks like it may have overheated. Your lye and oils don’t have to be the same temp.
If yit’s u post your recipe and process we can probably better help you. I would just leave it and see if it reabsorbs.
 

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Update: the liquid has been totally absorbed. Hopefully it’ll be ok to use?

To be more clear here’s the recipe I used:

21oz olive oil
9oz coconut oil
121g lye
10oz water (made a tea with fir needles)
+ 1/2cup powered fir needles
 

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I have had two fragrance oils pool like that. They eventually reabsorbed. Interestingly they were both orange based scents.
 
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