Trouble with a Batch of Soap?

29 Oct

You have your lye solution ready. The oils & butters are melted. All the extras such as fragrances and colors are ready to go.

You start putting it all together

and

BOOM!

it seizes….and becomes UN-pourable.

It’s happened to all of at one point or another. It can be very frustrating.

Can it be avoided?

For me most of the time it’s a fragrance that I’m not familiar with that gives me the problem.

The number ONE thing to do is (believe it or not) write every detail of your soap process down.This way if you come across a fragrance that speeds things up you know not to use it for certain techniques.

AND

Number TWO check your Temperatures! Sometimes oils & butter & lye solution need to be a certain temperature. Some oils/butter work better at a cooler temps and sometimes they work fine at a higher temp.

Make sure and Write Everything down. It will help you in the long run….:)

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4 Responses to “Trouble with a Batch of Soap?”

  1. fabriccreations October 30, 2012 at 7:12 PM #

    How frustrating!!

  2. Anne-Marie Faiola November 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM #

    I totally feel you, I’ve had this happen a couple of times. Taking notes is the best way to keep everything straight. 🙂

    • P.S. I Love Soap Co. November 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM #

      Yep! that’s what I think. Although, sometimes I forget to write down too.

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