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Godiva

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I had measured and melted my oils couple days ago, and had my 50/50 solution all ready. Making a fragrance/color free batch of soap. Made the batch yesterday - everything went well. Today, as I'm getting ready to get the soap out of the mold, I realize that I did not add the additional liquids to my soap! (such an airhead sometimes). This is the first time that I have done this. Will I be able to use this soap as is, or can I at least rebatch it? I did cut it, and it is hard - had to really force the cut.
 

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you added all the oil? and all the lye? but didn't add the last portion of liquid, the part that wasn't mixed into your 50/50 lye/water mix?

your batch probably traced quickly and will dry quickly, but should be fine. The water is 'mostly' a carrier for the lye. How much liquid was your batch missing?
 

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Deda said:
you added all the oil? and all the lye? but didn't add the last portion of liquid, the part that wasn't mixed into your 50/50 lye/water mix?

your batch probably traced quickly and will dry quickly, but should be fine. The water is 'mostly' a carrier for the lye. How much liquid was your batch missing?
I did add all the oil and all the lye, it was just the last portion of the liquid. I don't discount usually, at least not on purpose. 11 oz of liquid was left out.

It did trace quick - and I was actually happy about that - little did I know!

I used the same recipe that I used for a 1 lb batch, that had turned out nice and white. This was a off white - kind of a beige tint. Can that be because of the water discount?
 

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No it's not likely that less water would change the color of the soap - unless last time it didn't gel but this time, due to the higher concentration, it did gel. Gel can contribute to a darker color sometimes depending on your additives.
 

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50% discount, now THAT's a discount. :lol: :lol: Should excelerate drying.

Digit
 

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digit said:
50% discount, now THAT's a discount. :lol: :lol: Should excelerate drying.

Digit
No joke. I kept thinking to myself that I was missing something. But I couldn't think of what it was. Will have to see what happens in 4 weeks. It's already hard as heck.
 
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