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- Mar 29, 2021
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- Omaha, NE
I think Zany's point is that gathering too much info leads to using techniques and ingredients from multiple methods. The problem is that while each recipe or technique might be awesome when perfectly executed, one might get a surprise when throwing it all together as they are often incompatible. Best to start with one tried and true recipe and method, from beginning to end and not mix and match.@Zany_in_CO
"That's your problem, me thinks... watching too many videos is gathering an overload of information, and possibly, garbage, into the process that makes it darn near impossible to produce any but garbage."
I'm curious as to why you would think gathering information by watching YouTube soapers is "garbage "? YouTube soapers go out of their way to explain every detail of the process carefully. The results unless specifically filmed for educational purposes of seized soap are hardly "garbage" in fact many of these YouTubers make a living by being professional soap makers. I found that a bit offensive since I also enjoy making videos on YouTube and try to make them entertaining as well as educational.
OP it sounds like your lye solution and oils were too hot. Also if you don't use soap safe fragrance it can seize your batch in an instant. This is why we encourage no coloring or fragrance until you get your soap legs.