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Mottled Color -- Why Not Consistent?

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pacmarrin

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Dear Soap Friends, Here is a picture of a bar of soap after it cured for about a month. As you can see there is kind of an uneven consistency in terms of color, mottled. Is there something I could do to get a "smoother" look? Here is the recipe. Thanks! Dave
Avocado Oil 4 oz Castor Oil 2 oz Coconut Oil 6 oz Olive Oil 10 oz Palm Oil 6 oz Lye 3.8oz Distilled Water 8 oz Anise Splash

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Did you gel this soap? Can you post a picture or two in different lighting as well? I think I see what you mean but I'm not 100% I am looking at what you are.

My first thought is that it looks like partial gel with some ash on the surfaces that did not gel.
 

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Partial gel is exactly what it looks like. There's nothing wrong with the soap other than aesthetics.

I'd give it a good cure time and see if the color doesn't come closer to the part that did not gel. More than likely though it won't because gelled usually gets darker if I remember right.

Looks good and sounds like a good soap recipe!
 
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