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.Beautiful! I can't see soda ash - is it the whiter layer along the top?
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!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?