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I made a batch of cp and used 1:1 lye and water. added to oils and stick blended to trace added the gm. scented and poured in mold. It looked fine then I started to texture the tops and noticed it is liquid under the top of the soap. Don't know what happened to it. TIA
 

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Is it hot and gelling? If it is not, I would unmold and reblend it, just in case it is separating. If it's overheating and separating, you would have to reblend it anyhow so I think it's a no-lose proposition to ensure your soap is okay.

Did you use an accelerating FO?
 

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I mixed my color in about an ounce of oil then added some soap batter and did a in the pot swirl. Do you think I used to much oil to mix the color with? I have used the FO before with no problem. Just looked at he soap again and it is oil on the top.
 

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You may have gotten a false trace. I usually take the oil from the recipe to mix with color. I don't add extra. I would do as suggested and dump it out and stick blend again or dump in crockpot and do hot process.
 

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Yep, I agree. When I use a more highly concentrated lye solution, it takes ages to truly trace. It's possible it cooled or for some reason, didn't fully blend and is now separating. If it's a tiny bit of oil on top, it may resorb but if it's a full layer, just forego the ITP and reblend. It's sad but we've all had to do it.
 

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Are you using a calculator and a scale?

Did you use oil from your batch, or use extra oil to mix your colorants?

1 oz of oil is quite alot to mix colorant in unless its a large batch..what are your percentages and oil types?
 

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I was doing a itp swirl. The batter was hot after I put the milk in so I think it may have got to hot. I just pitched it.
 

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It sounds like it overheated/separated if it was hot. I would also just add the milk into your oils before your lye mixture. What temperature did you soap at?
 

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oh never pitch a batch!! I just had separation on one of my soaps, I did not notice until it would have been time to cut the bar. I cut it up and put it in a crock pot and hot processed it. I put it back in the mold and I have a soap that still has some scent and I can use it at home with no problem after curing. Mine had overheated I have no doubt.
 
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