Oily By-product

by Anonymous

My batch of soap produced a lot of oily stuff as it cured. Is this glycerin or oil that did not saponify?


Without more details, it is hard to know.

If it has a slick, greasy, slippery feel to it then it is oil.

If it is thick and sticky then it is probaby glycerin.

Oil may be present after you open the insulation wrapping if the soap was not sufficiently stirred before being poured or if the oil/lye ratio was off.

If your soap is being cured in a humid environment then the soap may be drawing moisture from the air to it. This will result in the soap seeming to sweat little beads of water.

All soap should be cured in a cool dry environment.


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