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Annem

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I'm a bit embarrassed to ask the question. It's so basic.
What is the cause for separation of layers? It's never happened before. Should I have let the bottom layer harden longer (it bled into the 2nd layer) The top layer was 130 degrees F. and separated at the top level.
Also, I used two soap bases: shea and goat's milk. Should I have stuck with one?
 

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For M&P soap, I usually let a layer form a light skin on top and then spray with rubbing alcohol before pour the next layer.
 

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No, a light skin on the top is all that is needed.
 

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No, a light skin on the top is all that is needed.
I like her layered soaps. I tried it again and made some changes: used goat's milk. I find it's easier to handle. Most important I let it cool to the tried and true 125 degrees instead of the recommended 135 degrees and I did let the bottom layer hardened to the touch. Success!
 
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