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Decided to experiment this weekend and made 3 loafs of soap, 2 using my usual recipes and the last I used a recipe from a popular YouTube soaper, I adjusted by adding goats mill powder and soap shreads.... I left it in the mold for 2 days unmolded tonight to a big crumbly mess. Not sure if I should have left it longer or if I made a mistake in the recipe. It doesn't zap so I think I may melt in my crockpot and do a rematch of sorts.

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It looks soft crumbly, not hard crumbly - is that so?
What was the recipe? And i can't see any soap shreds - were they usual size? How much milk powder?
The majority was soft crumbly, but I just went to melt down in my crackpot and found that one layer was hard crumbly and lye heavy as it zapped. So when i thought i mixed to a light trace and then seperated for the colours it must not have been mixed properly. The soap shreds I would have blitz with the stick blender in the green sections (I hated the scent of that particular soap so I just wanted to repurpose them). I looked at my noted and saw that I also used 2 teaspoons of goat milk powder but then also put a teaspoon of kaolin clay in what was to be the white layers. The recipe is as follows:
Olive oil - 40%
Coconut oil - 30%
Palm oil - 20%
Sweet almond oil - 5%
Castor oil - 5%
Superfat at 5% and lye concentration at 33%.

I am thinking that it wasn't fully emulsified when I separated the batch for the 2 colours but you can let me know what you think. Thanks!
 
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If you happened to pour the zappy layer at just emulsion it easily can stay zappy for 72 hrs and 40% OO could easily take longer than 2 days in a silicone mold to set up well enough to de-mold. With a 5% superfat if you measured correctly I really doubt it is lye heavy. I always poured one of my recipes when it just barely hit emulsion and I mean it would still be totally liquid, and a 2% superfat was always zappy for 3 days then it would quit zapping like you turned off the switch. Even when I was using 5% superfat when I first started soaping I would have the same scenario. You just unmolded this soap too soon.
 

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If you happened to pour the zappy layer at just emulsion it easily can stay zappy for 72 hrs and 40% OO could easily take longer than 2 days in a silicone mold to set up well enough to de-mold. With a 5% superfat if you measured correctly I really doubt it is lye heavy. I always poured one of my recipes when it just barely hit emulsion and I mean it would still be totally liquid, and a 2% superfat was always zappy for 3 days then it would quit zapping like you turned off the switch. Even when I was using 5% superfat when I first started soaping I would have the same scenario. You just unmolded this soap too soon.
Thanks for this, I've never had a zappy soap before so this was a shock for me for sure! I will note that for next time.
 

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