Spiky Melt & Pour Soap 5

I was looking for a bar of soap in the mechanical room at home since I needed another bar of soap. I stumbled across this bar of Melt & Pour Soap I made around Christmas. I was really surprised to see little spikes on the surface of the soap. Unfortunately, the pictures I took didn’t show these little spikes well.

Have you ever seen these before? Do you know what this is? I have a few prizes for correct and the most humorous ideas.

Tomorrow, we will make soap with Soy Milk. Have you ever thought about using Soy Milk? How would you go about adding the Soy Milk?



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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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5 thoughts on “Spiky Melt & Pour Soap

  • jaspersgarden

    Hi Andee!
    I had a soap that did this same thing – really looked gross!

    My soap was made with clear M&P that I added a tinch of almond oil and mica to the base. It was about a year old when I found it, but it was still a nice soap when I tried it out!

    My guess is that it is glycerin leaking out – big time! Even though my soap was shrink wrapped, I’m pretty sure that humidity got to it and caused the glycerin to seep out.

    Hope that’s what it is!!

    Kathy ;o)

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  • timtoys

    It looks like a nice and fuzzy bar of soap! lol

    I believe the crystals form when the soap has been in a humid environment. The soap sweats and then as the humidity drops the moisture dries up leaving the crystals behind.

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  • Julie Marcil

    That is what I would call a soap gem! It really look beautiful on the picture, especially with its deep green translucent colour.

    I would go with the crystal suggestion of Timtoys. Although, what the crystals are … I give my tongue to the cat! (French expression)

    I can’t wait to see your experiment using soy milk! I have experiment with coconut and goat milk so far using the half and half method. I mix the lye with half the amount of water equivalent to half the required liquid amount. Then, when the lye solution is added to the oils and has reached a light trace, I add the other half of the required liquid in milk. Adding the milk (goat or coconut based on my experience) tends to thicken the soap solution quite rapidly though, but with this method I never had to worry about milk turning, bad smell, or using ice.

    Julie ^_^

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  • thienkim

    Maybe your soap had a big party while you were gone. Dressed up, drank too much and got some “body decoration.” otherwise, I have no idea.

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  • Zany

    I’ve never done M&P so my best guess is that sad little soapie developed a rash from neglect. Bad Mommy! LOL

    Soy Milk Soap — looking forward to this. Since SM is a vegie protein vs. GM which is an animal protein, it should be interesting. My guess is you could use 100% SM for the water portion.

    Andee, I have thought about making SM soap. You are a godsend! It is wonderful to not have to try all these experimental soaps ourselves. This should make a wonderful vegan bar — wondering if you will use hydrog. soy oil? I made a 100% hydrog. soy oil bar once: hard on the outside; soft on the inside — even a year later! It never did harden up. But soy has many beneficial qualities for skin and this could be an excellent seller!

    Zany in CO

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