What do you think these white blobs are in my soap? There goes my idea of soap as Christmas presents!
Coconut Oil 22%
Olive Oil 20%
Rice Bran Oil 17%
Shea Butter 15%
Palm Oil 20%
Castor Oil 6%
French Red Clay (mixed with rice bran oil and added after soap traced)
French Green Clay (mixed with rice bran oil and added after soap traced)
The butters and lye mixture were melted when I mixed them both together at about 45C. I noticed when I mixed the lye and butter with my hand blender, it quickly thickened in some spots. I also put the water for lye in the fridge first before adding the lye in hoping that I wouldn't need to wait as long for the lye solution to cool. I had another soap with smaller white blobs where I also used cold liquid (coconut milk) before I mixed the lye. Could this be the issue? I thought I was supposed to freeze milks before adding lye in...
My recipe has stearic acid at 9 and palmitic at 17.
Thanks for any help!