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Author Topic: Odd finish on cpop soaps  (Read 1366 times)
Bubbly2
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« on: January 08, 2013, 06:30:46 AM »

Meaning to ask this for ages and after finally actually seeing ash (sellers said that's what the white stuff was) on some soaps at a crafts show I realized what I'm seeing isn't ash....or not the form I saw on those other soaps.

The only time it appears is when I cpop and not all but probably 90% of the time. Don't know if I can describe it clearly, but it sort of looks like sugar was sprinkled  on top of the soap and then it hardened. It completley covers the top and actually is attractive....friends who see it think it looks really nice....and will not rub off with water, alcohol or any physical attempts.

Even though it is hard (like the soap), it isn't scratchy nor felt when using it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 08:34:33 AM »

Do you think the soap overheated? I had one of my CPOP's overheat and it ended up looking like this:

Are your tops anything like the tops on these? That's the only thing I can think of is overheating.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 09:26:44 AM »

No, other than the added slightly rougher texture it looks normal. I turn the oven off before I put the soap in so wouldn't think overheating would be an issue. Love your colors.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 09:46:10 AM »

can you post a pic of yours so we can see the top?
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 01:27:00 PM »

I'll try, but don't think it will show up. I have 2 at this time; one is a blue and white swirl, the other is pure white. It is not white, but just like a very, very tiny granulation on the surface. Can't even feel it.Okay, I got a couple of photos, but what do I do to post them?  I think it can be seen.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 03:32:15 PM »

Create an account on photobucket.com it's free. Upload your photos then when they're in your library you will see like 4 different codes , copy the IMG code then insert that code into your post on here. It should have IMG between brackets when you paste it into the post. If it doesn't have the brackets then click the insert picture button (below the change color button) and paste the code between the two IMG BRACKETS. Hope that makes sense
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 03:42:22 PM »

Thank you, it seems clear....now. Will give it a try after supper. Cross your fingers for me!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 07:32:09 PM »

I'm trying to get pictures here....please  let it work!





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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 07:33:57 PM »

Can't believe I did it. Now is there any wayto be able to zoom on them?
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 07:08:40 AM »

I've had soaps that look like that.  It's like part of the soap got ash, and the other didn't.  I rather like the look, so it never worried me much.  (Of course, I tested the first one and made sure it was safe.  It was, so I let it go.)
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 08:25:43 AM »

I've had soaps that look like that.  It's like part of the soap got ash, and the other didn't.  I rather like the look, so it never worried me much.  (Of course, I tested the first one and made sure it was safe.  It was, so I let it go.)

I agree. Looks like soda ash.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 09:20:57 AM »

Bubbly ur bars look lovely esp those swirls.
And i think ash on top is a signature of handmade look.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 10:59:36 AM »

I had a batch of coffee soap that is super dark get that on top.  It's a thin layer that is softer than the soap beneath it and is very light in color.  It looks like there's cream floating on top of the coffee soap.  It doesn't wash off either.  People, including me, like it.  I have no idea how to make it happen again.  It only happened with that once batch of soap and that one was a rebatch. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 11:01:46 AM »

bubbly 2 : I have had that happen too and it was cold process. I wasn't sure either what caused it. I tried to wash it off and some of it came off and some did not. Decided not to worry about it....

Your soap is beautiful !!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 07:31:05 PM »

Thanks for the ID and for the compliments.
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