For whatever reason, I only recently got into non-water soaps. I made a coffee soap and a beer soap, and I'm having the same problem with each. They smell baaaaddd! Like scorched chemicals. The first (coffee soap) I did not chill the coffee whatsoever (and used 100% coffee as the liquid). In the beer soap, I chilled it in the freezer until it was partially frozen, and then added the lye in 4 batches, chilling between each addition. (The temp when I was ready to add it to my oil was 80 degrees so I actually had to warm it a little to 100 degrees!) Originally I wanted to throw the coffee soap away because it smelled that bad (even my mother picked it up and smelled it and nearly gagged) but my husband sneakily stored it away in a cabinet, and now 4 weeks later the horrible chemical smell is about 50% of what it was. I can still detect though, when I take a deep whiff. The pumpkin beer soap, however, still smells pretty chemical-y. I've heard that these smells fade, but it's been 2 weeks for this soap and it's still quite strong. What am I doing wrong that my non-water soaps are smelling so bad? I've been using BB's lye calc and superfatting at 6%. I made up the rest of the beer volume with water and a bit of canned pumpkin. What can I do in the future to reduce or eliminate this chemical-factory smell? Thanks for your help!