- Sep 19, 2015
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- Sth Coast, NSW, Australia
I use stainless steel hand mixer. Stainless steel spoon. Crockpot. And I have used glass, wood and non-stick pans for molds. Lye water mixed in plastic bowl.I've never had honey beeswax soap be that color. But I've never soaped with raw honey. But I don't think the raw honey should make THAT much difference. I'm inclined to think that is contamination from a container. Your lye water pitcher, mixing bowl, pot, spoon, mold - anything that touches your soap - can you say what materials they are?
I wasn't able to find a stick blender in my Wal Mart either but they had them online so I ordered and picked it up in my store.Just yesterday I was in a Super Walmart in Houston, TX and they had NO stick blenders! I was so surprised! The last one I bought was for $13 at a Walmart, so when my DIL said she wanted one, I went looking. That wasn't the only product I can normally find in a Walmart that this one didn't carry. It's so annoying that Walmart does not maintain a common standard for products that they carry in their various stores. I guess I'll try to find a Target next, as I know they are usually pretty good at carrying the same products in their stores. (Or I could be wrong and just hope that is true.)
James, it's so nice that your soap turned out so satisfying. I've not experienced re-fried beans colored soap yet, but brown soap made with coffee for my husband might be somewhat close. He was afraid I would hate the drippings on the shower as regards to cleaning, but it is not a problem. Good luck with your future tweaks of your recipe.
It is dark brown well before placing into the mold.What color is the soap before you pour it in the mold? Is it refried bean color? Glass wouldn't leech into the soap, but possibly the non-stick pan coating would. But still...that refried bean color is just so strange!
That is my equipment basically. The bucket is some crystallized spring honey from 2017 harvest I never canned or bottled for sale.Can you post a pic of all of your equipment? Are any of your oils a reddish color?