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jules92207

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Made an anise eo soap with coffee and over a few days I noticed a bit of zappy weeping so curious I decided to slice a bar today (about 3 days cure now) and luckily no zappy any more but check out the crazy gel!

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I've had this happen before, although only with one layer, yours looks like two. It's not gel, I think this is more about being exposed to the air. Over time, it will darken and all be the same color. I call it "the cheese rind effect." It can be really interesting, and sometimes I wish it would stay that way, but unfortunately, it doesn't. If I'm remembering correctly, it has only happened with brown soaps. Not sure why.
 

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Ahhh, got it. It will be interesting to watch as it cures. It already looks darker in the middle so you are probably right.
 
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