my first goat's milk, honey, oatmeal batch

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    This batch turned out absolutely textbook perfect! Froze the goat's milk. Added the honey to the coconut oil that was warmed to melt it. Added oatmeal to the oils before combining with the goat's milk/lye solution. I'll be making many, many more batches of this soap!

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    That looks lovely Plantiest! Can we see the pics out of the mold too please?
     
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    Absolutely! I just made it tonight, so it will be a few days before I can get more pictures.
     
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    Definite soda ash going on (I didn't spray for it, will next time), but lovely otherwise. IMG_1213.JPG IMG_1215.JPG
     
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    Beautiful! I can't see soda ash - is it the whiter layer along the top?
     
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    Thanks!! I assumed the white layer was the soda ash...just a guess. I'm going to steam it to see if it resolves. Kind of as a test. I'll post results to show what the steam does to the white on top.
     
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    Be careful - you might make porridge! :)
     
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    Exactly! I'll be judicious. It's all an experiment anyway.
     
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    I'm guessing the white layer is just an ungelled outer 'rind', as it doesn't really look like soda ash. Did it heat up after pouring?
     
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    It did heat up a bit but not from the inside-to-outside direction that I saw with my coffee soap yesterday. I looked at it again today, and it does indeed look like it was just an ungelled rind. Thanks for taking the time to help!
     
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    You're welcome! I think it looks like frosting on a cake :p
     

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