- Nov 7, 2022
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- Fort Collins, Colorado
Look on the texture of the white part.I don't see circular things. I see dark flecks that aren't necessarily circular.
It cant be condensation drops because the side you are looking at is the side that was cut, those were inside the bar, not on top. I used eucalyptus essential oil for this bar.If I enlarge the photo, I can see that the uncolored soap does have raised, circular marks on it. Did you by chance cover it with plastic wrap or something tight while it was hot? If so, the condensation can drip onto the soap and make marks like that.
If you didn’t cover it, then my next guess would be that you had some separation, maybe from an FO. But it looks a lot like condensation drops to me.
Oh im not talking about the brown spots, sorry! Those brown spots are exfoliants (oatmeal). If you look closely on the white parts don't he soap, there are these little raised circles on the texture, they can be hard too see, you may have to zoom in. But that's all here is the FULL list:Got it, thanks for that additional information about the EO, which wasn't mentioned in your original post. When asking for help, we really need to know every single ingredient, including FOs, EOs, additives. Did you use any other ingredients, such as honey, molasses, or botanicals that would cause those brown spots?
I'd say something heated up your batter and caused some separation. Honey and other sugars will often do that, and will leave brown spots, too. Unless the brown spots or the raised circles zap, these are cosmetic only.