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Debby

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I have just turned out my loaf and for the first time ever I have orange spots! I have used 5grams of honey in 1.000grams of oils. I have done this before but I’ve never had orange spots before. I wanted to know what you all think, are they the dreaded orange spots and if they are can I still use the soap even though it doesn’t look very nice? Or could it be because I added the honey too late? Although I did mix it in well. Just wondering if I should have melted the honey in some oil beforehand? I didn’t use any essential oils or fragrance. So annoying! I’d be grateful for any opinion. Thank you.
 

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Looks like its just unmixed honey. DOS doesn't develop that quickly.

Its recommended to dilute your honey with a little warm water so its thin and easier to mix in.
Some people add this to the lye solution, other to the oils before the lye.
 

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Those are honey spots, and they are cosmetic only - the soap is still usable. DOS rarely if ever shows up until at least a few weeks after the soap has been curing.

To avoid the honey spots, many folks dilute/dissolve honey in a bit of warm water before stick-blending it into their oils.

ETA: Apparently Obsidian posted the same thing just before I did. Great minds ;)
 

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Looks like its just unmixed honey. DOS doesn't develop that quickly.

Its recommended to dilute your honey with a little warm water so its thin and easier to mix in.
Some people add this to the lye solution, other to the oils before the lye.
Thank you very much - I can see where I’ve gone wrong now! 😊
 

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Those are honey spots, and they are cosmetic only - the soap is still usable. DOS rarely if ever shows up until at least a few weeks after the soap has been curing.

To avoid the honey spots, many folks dilute/dissolve honey in a bit of warm water before stick-blending it into their oils.

ETA: Apparently Obsidian posted the same thing just before I did. Great minds ;)
Thank you very much - it’s great that teo great minds think alike! I am now reassured ! I thought I’d have to throw it all! Thank you 😊
 

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