Like Raincityjen said, it might be a hot seller. ;-)Here is my ugly rebatch, looks like Spam.
What else would make soap crumble like this? I made one the other day that did this after 72 hours! I stopped cutting after 2 failed slices in hope it will harden! I used pomace olive, coconut , grapeseed, Shea and cocoa butter, coconut milk (part of subbed water added at trace) and eo of amryis, neroli, Mandarin and jasmine. I'm too scared to cut the next slice coz it's so pretty! How long should I wait? Or is it broken?
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So I finally did it and it looks terrible!100%Evoo castile soap1T sugar ppo,1.5t salt ppo,1% citric acid(with lye adjust up to compinsate),water discounted to about 1.75 x amount of lye,hand stirred/wisked. Soaped at 125*F,Took FOREVER TO REACH MEDIUM TRACE,PLUS A FEW OIL/LYE SEPARATIONS.kind of crumbled where I cut it,play dough concistancy and still zapping at 24 hours.
K, there's the jist of my issue, here's my questions.....is all the above normal for this soap and the way I made it. I'm not used to my soap behaving like this. I actually though it was a failed batch and decided to give one more 2hr long stir and it finally took right at the 24 hour mark of beginning the soap.
I'm thinking cuz of the steep water discount it will zap longer than normal and I don't think it gelled.and I'm thinking cuz it's all olive that it will be softer for a while. Would it be best you think to use individual molds rather than have to cut and crumble?
I can see why this soap is said to be avoided by beginners! Any advice?