- Jul 21, 2012
- Reaction score
- Surrey, BC Canada
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Anyone know what those yellowish spots are in the bottom of my soap? There's also a line of it on top of the white... ??
This was a typical recipe for me, which I've used at least a dozen times: Olive, Canola, Coconut, Palm and Castor Oils with Shea butter and a bit of sodium lactate. The bottom layer has TD because I wanted it white, and I knew the fragrance (Coffee Cake Spice from NDA - YUM!) would discolor (it's still yellow, oh well). The top is just the base color swirled with brown. It soaped really well, and I was super excited about it. I CPOP'd at 150 degrees for maybe 40 mins. I find if I do this, along with the SL, I can cut the next day, which is nice.
The next day I unmolded because the soap seemed quite hard, but a lot of the bottom stuck to the mold (even after prepping it with a thin layer of oil - maybe that was the problem??). After cutting I discovered the yellow spots in the bottom. They're about the size of rice and a different consistence than the soap, they're harder than the rest of the soap.
I haven't heard or seen anything like this. Have you???
Thanks for any help