If that is lye (which I sincerely doubt), it will zap.I don't use any TD for this recipe. I'll pick up some ph test strips tomorrow. This soap is 10 weeks old. Will it still zap? The only other thing that's white in this recipe is the gm, but I don't see it going dry like that. I use fresh/frozen gm.
Thanks all for the input! Much appreciated.
In Cold Processed soaps I work mainly with coconut milk and this is the way I do it. It is very easy and no worries about chilling milk or working with cold temps. I work at room temperature, the lye goes with water, the milk in the oils just before I add the lye water and they whole process goes very smoothly.Now I work with master-batched lye which is 50:50 lye and water. Depending on the lye concentration I want, I add the additional liquid as needed. Sometimes canned goats milk is the additional liquid. I find that I prefer to SB the canned goats milk into the oils before mixing in the lye solution. This way I don't need an ice bath or frozen goats milk in the lye solution or any of that. It's just easier. And no lye chunks in my soap.
If want to use fresh goats milk you could do the same with fresh goats milk, too.