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 Post subject: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:03 am 

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I made a beautiful batch of Gardenia. It cut smoothly, but the edges are crumbly. I take the end piece which is about 1/4" thick and cut it up in squares for samples....that's when I noticed it was crumbly, they didn't crumble when cut, but I could crumble with my hands.

Will this batch cure ok, or is it no good and needs to be rebatched?


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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:03 am 
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It depends; what was your recipe, how much water did you use, what was your superfat, did you gel or not?
If the recipes was correct; yes you can rebatch.

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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:29 am 

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I think I got in too big a hurry and got stick happy on this one.
Here is the recipe I used:
Olive 50%
Coconut 20%
Palm 20%
Castor 10%
SF 8%
Water % Oil 38

You don't think it will set up without rebatching?


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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:42 am 
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Did you get a partial gel maybe? Sometimes what happens with partial gel is that the ends become crumbly if they didn't gel.

Did you discount your water? I don't understand what you mean by "Water % Oil 38".

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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:01 pm 

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I just went and broke one in half very easily. No I didn't discount the water. I think if anything it cooled off on me and I got a false trace or else I over stirred and got a false trace. :( guess I'll have to rebatch it. Gosh it was such a pretty color!:(


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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:31 pm 
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If that's the case, I would rebatch.

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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:27 am 
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I agree with soapbuddy - I'd suspect partial gel, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:57 pm 
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Is crumbly soap just not good at all or just not good to sell?


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 Post subject: Re: Soft crumbly soap
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:23 pm 
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SpottedCat wrote:
Is crumbly soap just not good at all or just not good to sell?


It depends; soap could be lye heavy and crumble. That's not sellable.
If the recipe is correct, rebatch is the way to go.

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