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When a soap batch goes wrong

Posted by ZAJA Natural from Cleveland, Ohio, United States • Published See ZAJA Natural's 3 projects »
  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 1
    Step 1

    In the soap making world, we sometimes make a batch that totally makes us scratch our heads and wonder what we did wrong. So was the case with my Mango and Papaya soap. I had this fantastic 4 color swirl soap. Poured it, popped it in the oven, and the next day it looked like crap. Here it is in all its glory:

  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 2
    Step 2

    The design is actually quite nice, but the soap was leaking oils, which means not all the oils had turned into soap.
    When this happens I have to cook the soap.
    I chopped all the bars up and pour the pieces into a hot crock pot:

  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 3
    Step 3

    The soap started melting, and in 45 minutes it was ready to pour back into the molds:


  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 4
    Step 4

    At this point I decided I could not deal with pea green mango and papaya soap, so I grabbed some of my hot pick oxide and did a quick swirl:

  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 5
    Step 5

    Poured back into the molds:

  • How to make soap. Fixing Soap - Step 6
    Step 6

    And the finished bars:

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Vicky S.
Vicky S. · Stanley, North Carolina, US
*sigh* Thanks for the reminder that I have to redo my purple dragon kisses. That turned out baaaad really bad. LOL! I love the colors of the rebatch swirl.
Nice save! Happy
Ryden · 28 projects
I really love the color!
ZAJA Natural
ZAJA Natural · Cleveland, Ohio, US · 3 projects
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Wow, the colour of that is amazing!

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