Too much lye?

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by informative, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. swgoats

    swgoats New Member

    I bet with the blender you are making floating soap. You are whipping air into it. That is why they melt faster. There is actually less soap per bar. Drying longer won't help with that. Usually they warp a little as they dry longer with floating soap.
  2. informative

    informative New Member

    Yes they float and I like that (hate fishing for soap that gets away when bathing)

    I felt slightly vindicated when I read this article where these soap-makers apparently also discovered blending helps make their soap come out better to their liking as well. I mumbled to myself something like "Aha so I'm not crazy" but I do get the occasional hole in the soap like a large bubble that reveals itself after it starts shrinking over time. Not crazy about those but they are rare like every tenth bar seems to have one of those.