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    I have tried making soap using dried flowers and herbs.they are well dried and crushed.my soap has been leaking an oily substance and discolouring.any ideas?thanks

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    Originally posted by sharonola View Post
    I have tried making soap using dried flowers and herbs.they are well dried and crushed.my soap has been leaking an oily substance and discolouring.any ideas?thanks
    I assume you are making cold process soap? If so, there are limited botanicals that won't be affected. Botanicals turn brown black during CP. Calendula and Parsley do not discolour so start with them? Good Luck

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    • #3
      Using melt and pour method, so does this still apply.? Also i'dont understand how shops who sell home made soap in largeblocks use dried flowers herbs etc with no leaking ? Ta

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      • #4
        I use that method and find that my soaps seem to 'sweat' if they're on a on a surface like a sink but if I put them on something where the air can get beneath like one of these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bathroom-Bat...ds=across+bath it's ok. I have also found that rose petals discolour the soap badly too sadly
        http://hearnsharon.blogspot.co.uk/

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        • #5
          In my experience, melt and pour soaps usually have glycerine in them. Glycerine attracts moisture therefore making the soap 'sweat'. I shrink wrap my melt and pour soap as soon as they have been cut or unmoulded.

          Hope this helps

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          • #6
            I once added rose to my soap - it turned green))))

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