My soap smells bad

by Anonymous

I have just unwrapped a batch of cold process soap - the first batch I have used a stick blender to make and they smell horrible. I havent had this problem before, could it be the use of the blender? Will the bad smell fade when the soap is finished?


Answer:

No it's not the blender. Sometimes cold process soap will have a chemical smell to it at the beginning of the cure time but this will go away.

The only other reason a soap will smell is the ingredients used in the soap recipe.

If an ingredient is getting old or going off, it could make the soap smell.

Milk products can heat a soap up and make it smell burnt. Lard can be quite smelly at times.

Take a look at the ingredients you have used...chances are one of them is the culprit.

Cathy

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Soap smells bad
by: Anonymousmartha

I just unmolded my soap and it smells really bad. All my oil are fresh. I used Palm, coconut, castor oils, and a fragrance. It smells like a wet stinky dog, not to sound cruel. Why did this happen and will it go away?

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