Yellowish liquid on top of saponified soap

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autumnlove

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Hi all,
Has anyone experienced this yellowish pool of liquid on the top of soap? I have left it there for 3 days and it doesn't absorb back. Would like to hear opinions? The humidity here is pretty high and this batch is made using frozen goat's milk.
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It was made cold processed. Recipe- olive oil 35%, coconut oil 30%, Palm oil 15%, Sunflower oil 10%, Shea butter 5% and castor oil 5%. I used French lavender eo and soap at about 95F, super fat 6% and lye concentration was at 33% (using frozen goat's milk). It set up nicely, did not go through gel phase. I just don't understand the pool of liquid there.
Maybe like what ISG said, due to the eo. Zap test was ok.
 

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Hi. I live in a very dry climate and also had a sweating problem with a batch. It was the EOs I used. The EOs were re-absorbed after a few days. Only happened once.
 

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I've had that happen a couple of times. I also guessed it was the FO/EO since the zap was neg. I ran it under the faucet (soap and mold) for a couple of minutes while lightly rubbing with a paper towel. I let that dry for 15 min or so then unmolded and cut. I was really worried about pooled FO/EO within the loaf but found none. I kept an eye on bars during cure but no more problems.
 

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If it didn't go through gel phase does that mean you refrigerated it? If so, then I'd say that's good old fashion sweat. Use a paper towel to absorb it and if the zap is negative, then it's good to go.

I use goats milk too but without FO or EO. I love the honey smell that comes natural from the goats milk. :)
 

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I agree with everyone else. It's happened to me a few times. As it usually didn't absorb, I mopped it up with a paper towel. There was absolutely no zap and it didn't affect the outcome of the final bars :)
 

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If it didn't go through gel phase does that mean you refrigerated it? If so, then I'd say that's good old fashion sweat. Use a paper towel to absorb it and if the zap is negative, then it's good to go.

I use goats milk too but without FO or EO. I love the honey smell that comes natural from the goats milk. :)
I didn't know they can have a honey smell that comes naturally from the goat's milk! May have to give it a try:)


I blotted off the sweat and it's looking good now. Thank you all for all the feedback. Really appreciate that! :)
 

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I didn't know they can have a honey smell that comes naturally from the goat's milk! May have to give it a try:)


I blotted off the sweat and it's looking good now. Thank you all for all the feedback. Really appreciate that! :)
I have never had a honey smell from GM soaps and I make a lot of gm soap. We all have different smellers....
 

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I too have had to blot off some EO/FO sweating a time or two.

I make GM soap and have never noticed any honey smell to my soaps.
 
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