Weird partial gel???

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

aictopus

Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
3
Location
Kentucky
So I was cutting a loaf of soap today with a fragrance, mica and recipe I've used just fine and dandy prior. When I cut into the loaf it had this weird partial gel where the mica just sort of vanished. I have to say I didn't see this coming at all as I worked with a 35% lye concentration, dispersed white kaolin clay and I also kept it in a cool air conditioned room. I've not encountered a mica just poofing straight out of a soap after it had gelled like this. The mica was Orange Vibrance and the FO Satsuma Orange, both by Nurture. Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else?
 

Attachments

Megan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2018
Messages
527
Reaction score
424
Location
Ohio
Usually gelling makes the color pop, so I'm stumped. When I get weird colors after partial gel, I usually blame the fragrance, but I just checked nurture and that doesn't look like the culprit either.
 

aictopus

Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
3
Location
Kentucky
Usually gelling makes the color pop, so I'm stumped. When I get weird colors after partial gel, I usually blame the fragrance, but I just checked nurture and that doesn't look like the culprit either.
Yeah I'm really quite surprised haha. I've really never seen this before. The only I've heard of micas just vanishing were of purples and stuff not CP stable.
 
Top