Soda Ash on surface of soap touching soap mold?

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twaburds

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Hi!

Ive dealt with soda ash on top of my soaps before but I have started making heart soaps in a silicone mold and when i pop them a few days later there is soda ash along the sides and on the bottom. How is this possible/ And preventable more importantly?!

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carlyjones

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I've noticed this too on soap I've made in my wooden mold that I probably should have let sit for another day. Try keeping them in the mold a little longer?
 

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I've mostly had this happen on days when it was pouring down rain or with FOs that cause silly amounts of ash (I'm looking at you, Nag Champa). Using a water discount helps.
 

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