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Danni
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« on: April 14, 2013, 06:47:04 AM »

I'm a new soaper. First batch, CP, I used my own rendered tallow and tap water. As the bars cured, they continued to develop brown spots.  Watching Youtube, I heard that lye can react with tap water and one should use distilled water.  So batch #1 goes in trash.
Second batch, Hot processed, no animal fat and distilled water. Although on a smaller scale, I am still developing brown spots on my soap. What the?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 07:43:46 AM »

Don't throw the soap away.  I'm confident that you can still use it . . . even if only for personal use!

Can you post a picture of the soap?

Besides the tallow, what other oils are you using?  The spots can be DOS (dreaded orange spots) from oil that is rancid.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 08:39:54 AM »

I took pics on my phone but I don't know how to post them sorry.  The first batch was so terribly discolored . I tried to scrap off the spots but that didn't help.  I think it best to toss it out.
Second batch is not the same kind of dark spots. They look dry and darker beige in my creamy color soap. I did HP this time thinking it might be a better solution for me, but I must be doing something wrong?
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 10:32:46 AM »

Please post the recipe you used and the temps you used and any fragrance oils etc. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 04:37:34 PM »

did you render the tallow with the wet or dry method.  Dry method can leave other stuff behind.
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