HP Soap Smells like Pickles!

by Mrs. Green

I just made my first batch of HP soap. I added Eucalyptis and lavender PEO at trace. It was looking beautiful and like custard and did the anticipated separating and rising and turned to a vaseline consistency as many tutorials mentioned but smelled vinegary like pickles.

I went ahead and molded it and I think the soap is fine but don't understand the smell and I am curious if the smell will go away.


Sometimes during and for a while after the saponification process, the soap will have an odd strong scent.

This is usually just temporary and a result of the chemical reaction taking place. Before the soap has finished curing it will smell like the scent you added.


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Submit a Question.

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you buy a product through them, I receive a small commission which helps me provide the free information you find on this site. Thank you for your support!

Like This Page?