Pumpkin soap

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  1. Jan 13, 2019 at 5:17 AM #1

    Sunshineonmyshoulder

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    Ok, this bad boy was a pain to deal with! it started out just fine, no funky additives, soaped at room temp. my colorants were annatto and turmeric infused olive oil and I used pleasingly pumpkin FO from NGS. When I stick blended in was fine but as soon as I poured it into the mold it started smoking. And then started turning hard in the mixing bowl. thankfully I just plop it into my small crockpot that's only used for soap and it melted up enough for me to put it back into my mold. I think it might have been my maylar liners maybe that did it but not sure. oh well, soap still turned out great and I now have more "wonderful" experience under my hat.
     

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  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:39 PM #2

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    Very pretty soap.:)
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:59 PM #3

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    Whaaaa? It can DO DAT??
     
  4. Jan 13, 2019 at 4:49 PM #4

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    Yep, it sure can. I've read about it happening but never had it happened to me.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM #5

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    I’ve never seen a soap smoke. I have had soap seize up though. Just left it in the pit until it started to gel then glopped it in the mold. I use quilters Mylar in the bottom of my slab mold.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 12:04 PM #6

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    I make pumpkin soap often and haven’t had it smoke or seize. If you want further help post your recipe and method.
     
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    Can I ask how cold your house is? I’ve never had a soap smoke, but have seen them get hot enough to produce steam.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2019 at 6:09 AM #8

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    You might be right, snowbell, it was probably steam! I do believe it was at least 40 to 30 degrees in my shed, so that was another factor. Thanks so much, I thought it was either the FO or my maylar sheets. I know from experience soapers that the maylar sheets are fine to use but I was just wondering if I had a faulty one because that was the only thing that I was doing different then usual.
     

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