'White' Soap

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #1

    KiwiMoose

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    I really tried to do a white soap. But I just couldn't help myself...
    For @Hendejm and @Zing, with love from KiwiMoose x

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  2. Feb 11, 2019 #2

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    Love it.. Looks fresh n elegant :)
     
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    how are you getting the glycerine rivers? it makes them look pretty. can I ask though--is it hard where they are or more liquidy? I cant tell
     
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    Glycerin rivers are a by-product of two things in my soap - TD and gelling. If I use a lye concentration 0f 28 % (which i tend to to do if I want to swirl) it will pretty much guarantee gelling. When TD heats in the gelling process - the result is glycerin rivers. They are a tad softer I think, but not much.
     
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    interesting Kiwi--TD is what you use to make your soap white right?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 #6

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    Yes indeedy :)
     
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    Wow, interesting. On-demand-glycerine-rivers would be so cool.

    The soap is very inviting - like cool summer breeze.
     
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    Glycerin rivers are not actually because of heat or gelling. They come when you use full water.

    If you use a lye concentration of 33% even if you use TD and force gel by CPOPing you will not get glycerine rivers.

    See Aunty Clara’s blog for confirming photos. She also shows what glycerine rivers look like in soap over time:
    https://auntieclaras.com/2014/05/glycerine-rivers-secret-revealed/
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 #9

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    I have gotten glycerin rivers using 33%. I over insulated and it got really hot. I think heat plays a part as well. 33% helps eliminate them but I have still had it happen. I think they are hard to actually pinpoint sometimes. One of the mysteries of soap making. :)
     
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    very beautiful @KiwiMoose! Nor for the next challenge - all white soap!! Maybe even natural white without TD - you can do it!!
     
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    Beautiful, simple, elegant.
     
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    Really lovely! I've been trying to get white soap lately too. That is why I tried using tallow. I ordered TD, so will play around with that too. Are you happy with the glycerine rivers or would you have preferred it to be more of a solid color? I think it's nice either way.
     
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    I’m wanting to do a white bar soon myself. You produced a stunning soap though. What color micas did you use @KiwiMoose? I want to try piping some roses soon and was thinking about a completely uncool red and unfragranced loaf with piped flowers on top because people with sensitive skin deserve some fun too.
     
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    I don't mind the rivers - I expected I would get them. I'd prefer not, but they don't bother me at all.
     
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    That’s amazing. The perfect balance of white to color and he color swirl is very graceful.
     
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    I choose not to worry about those little glycerin rivers. More often than not - they make really interesting, beautiful surprises! I’ve had one soap that looked like a hot mess (dare I share?) but other than that I really now enjoy them. Well done, Grere!
     
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    Ooohhh, share on the fugly soap thread!
     
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    Still waiting on the white ...
    (double dare you ;))

    They are very cool soaps Kiwi :)
     
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    They're in 'What soapy thing' thread Figgy!
     
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    Ooops, I am behind in my reading ... **** races over to peek **** :)

    *Edited to add ... (beat me by 1/2 an hour lol) ... you actually DID it!
     
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