Jump to content

Does CP smell bad?


kdmorgan
 Share

Recommended Posts

Thanks you for all of your replies. I really appreciate the help.

Carebear...It IS a fishy smell! I hope it goes away. It's been around 28 hrs since I poured it. How long does it usually take?

Doris...I don't think the oils are bad because I just bought them but I've never bought oils before so if they came that way I wouldn't know. They don't have a "bad" smell in the bottle.

Candlespa LOL...Not making it right is probably what happened but I hope not :o .

Meredith...I don't know if it morphed or not, it's my first but I can still smell the FO separate from the fishy smell so I hope that's a good sign.

I added 1oz/pp of FO and the oils were Palm/coconut/apricot kernal/castor

Thanks again everyone!!!:yay:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Could be, but it could also be small bubbles...? My SB used to do that till I put the Evil Oster to rest and got a Braun...

Full scale ricing is hard to miss, though sometimes I catch it starting as I'm pouring into the mold and my soap gets "grainy" like very fine applesauce. Even then I typically get a good soap albeit with a slightly odd appearance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think what it may be is that FO you used just may be a lighter scent, so therefore you are still smelling the oils through it. If you try that FO again, maybe up it just a bit-1/4 ounce??

I've had some FO's where I know I could have upped the amount used-even after curing I could smell the FO but could still smell that "cp oil scent".

Since you can still smell the true scent of the FO, we know it didn't morph (I've had this happen and boy did it change the scent!).

And since you didn't smell anything stinky about your oils/butters beforehand, you can be pretty sure there is nothing wrong with them.

Doesn't look like it riced on you, as it seems to be pretty smooth all over.

Overall, it looks like a very good bar of soap!

You should be proud of that baby!! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Lately I noticed a strange odor thing going on with my second soap.

If you handle the center of the bar where more of the moisture is evaporating out, you get a faint film on your fingers that smells slightly acrid, especially after a minute or so. All the oils that went into the batch smelled fine 2 or 3 weeks ago. There's no zap, the bars themselves smell awesome and the shavings work great.

Based on this thread, maybe it's not a cause for concern. Hopefully it'll cure out over time...?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can still remember my first batch. It was HP and the oil smell was quite prominent which freaked me out a bit too. I find particularly soaps high in olive smell the strangest to me. Just as everyone else has said, it goes away in the following weeks as it cures. Welcome to the addiction!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, you've got some serious chemical reactions happening in there, particularly in the first few days after you pour. Hang tough; reserve judgment until it's been curing a few weeks.

However, having said that -- if it still smells weird after a couple months, you may have a stinker of a morphing fo on your hands. Or perhaps your nose is just sensitive to certain soapy smells? Some folks' noses pick up on things that others can't even smell. So I'd check with a few other people who will give you an honest opinion about what they smell.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...