Sister Kya Posted July 14, 2008 Report Share Posted July 14, 2008 I soaped these sad, fugly bars using the tried and true "Quietgirl's Basic" recipe from this board. They lather like a dream and are absolutely amazing at only 3 weeks into their cure, but...About 1 week into the cure I noticed the orange discoloration and thought DOS. But maybe not?Recipe:12 oz. Olive (purchased 11/07, kept in fridge)12 oz. Safflower (purchased 11/07, kept in fridge)7.2 oz. Crisco (purchased 11/07, kept in dark cupboard)7.2 oz. Coconut (purchased 1/08, opaque container, stored on countertop)7.2 oz. Palm Kernel flakes (purchased 12/07, stored on shelf)2.4 oz. Refined Shea Butter (purchased 08/07, vacuum sealed and stored on shelf)9 oz. Aloe Juice9.3 oz. Water (tap...I know... but my previous soaps were all tap as well...)6.8 oz LyePinch of Silk, 1 Tbsp. Sugar dissolved in water before adding lye.Scented with Candlewic's Sandalwood Rose (skin-safe). Stirred into oils before adding lye water.Half of batter removed after light trace to color with liquid FD&C "Rose", stirred thoroughly then returned for ITP swirl.Poured into Life of the Party molds. No gel.Unmolded in 48 hours (still soft, but I'm notoriously impatient...). Looked great! Noticed the discolorations within the first week of curing...Any thoughts? The white stuff isn't lye (tongue-tested it meself). Bars were polished with alcohol and a washcloth before pics were taken, so it's not your typical ash either...The orange patches don't rub off on anything (I think DOS do?) and they go through the bars (as far as I'm willing to check).For fugly soap, it's some of the nicest darn lather I've seen! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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