Oil seeping

Soapmaking Forum

Help Support Soapmaking Forum:

Destbmh

Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2022
Messages
10
Reaction score
12
Location
Philadelphia
Hello! I made a batch of soap last night and I was about to unmold it when I saw that there were puddles of oil in the top. Can this be salvaged? Any tips or thoughts on what could’ve caused this?
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 0

Marsi

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2020
Messages
554
Reaction score
1,032
Location
australia
The oil on the top, and the slight "rice" look are classic signs of overheating.
If this were my soap, I would leave it in the mould and wait to see if the oil goes back into the soap (this can happen with mild overheating - major overheating shows up as soap expansion and cracking - see A picture of ricing, volcanos, separating, overheating)
Or you can rebatch it while it is soft (I would wait, but it is good to know alternatives).
 

Latest posts

Top