Unmolded soap - smells horrid!

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by jimandpj, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. jimandpj

    jimandpj New Member

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    I soaped the Candle Science Blueberry fragrance two days ago. I just unmolded it and it smells terrible! And it is such a pretty soap - blue with a violet swirl. Any chance the scent might improve as it ages? I've never had one come out of the mold smelling horrid before.

    PJ
     
  2. BlissBerry

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    Sometimes it will get better other times, no.

    I had this happen with an amazing coffee FO (OOB). I soaped it and YUCK! It never did come around.
    Good thing it was only a sample so I wasn't out much.

    RFS is a FO that can smell funny before it is cured. The one I am using now is lovely OOB, in leave on products and in soap even before a full cure.

    Nothing much you can do but wait and see. :)

    Sara
     

  3. jimandpj

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    Thanks, Sara.

    But I simply can't figure out what RFS and OOB is. :D

    PJ
     
  4. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Sorry. :blush

    RFS - Rice Flower & Shea

    OOB - Out of Bottle

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  5. jimandpj

    jimandpj New Member

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    ok - I was guessing that for OOB, but it makes more sense now that I know what RFS is!

    PJ
     
  6. NubianSoaps.com

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    Coconuts for me are the worst, they smell like plastic until cured....and yep RFS...playdough! Worse is the ammonia in GM soaps...but cured most do come around. Vicki
     
  7. PJ I have seen a lot of scents, but especially fruit ones, that smell awful and ammonia like. Most improve within a day, sometimes a week for scent to return.
    Becky
     
  8. jimandpj

    jimandpj New Member

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    Thanks everyone! You're making me feel so much better. I unmolded those soaps and wanted to cry. They're my prettiest soaps yet (I finally got the swirl through to the bottom on every single log - but they smell so stinky. And I made 48 of them!!!

    Lesson learned - always make a test batch!!! :blush

    PJ
     
  9. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Milk soaps especially can smell funny when made or just unmolded, I did a blueberry one once that also smelled funny and ended up smelling like bubblegum,, People loved it.. I hated it.. If it does not come out smelling good, you can grate it up and mix with another fruit scent.. that sometimes works..
    Barbara
    Give it a good month before you decide to get rid of it..
     
  10. Carolyn

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    Our blueberry smelled awful at first, but the kinda mellowed a little--- do you think there are just some scents that don't work with goats milk? Or do you think it depends on the vendor you buy it from? Carolyn
     
  11. Carolyn

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    :duh Well of course the scents are going to be different :blush from various places. LOl Carolyn