3 Reasons You Had a Soap Fail

I know how disappointing it can be to work hard on making your soap only to have it not turn out as you expected. It is both disappointing and frustrating.  Here are the top 3 reasons you probably had a Soap Fail.

1. Incorrect Ingredients. 

Measurements are extremely important when making your soap. Make sure you run your recipe in a lye calculator,  and make sure you are measuring in the correct unit, either grams or ounces, but stay consistent. 


2. Soaping Too Hot

Temperature is another important factor when making soap. If you don't wait for your oils and lye to cool down, the reaction can accelerate too quickly, or cause your soap to volcano or maybe even have glycerine rivers. Check your temperatures before you add the lye water to the oil, make sure everything is at the temperature recommended in your recipe. Be patient. It can take quite some time, but it's important. 


3. Adding an Essential Oil or Fragrance that Doesn't Behave Well in Soap.

This is one of the most common mistakes.  Adding too much, or adding an essential oil or fragrance oil that is not made to be used in Soap making. This can ruin your soap. To avoid this, research the scent you are adding, and make sure you are using something made for soap making.


Remember, just because you had a soap fail, does't mean you have failed. Take this as an opportunity for learning and growth and try again.


I hope you found this blog post helpful :)

1 comment

  • Thanks for this how do u run recipes correctly on lye cal it’s a huge challenge for me and knowing the appropriate degrees to mix both oils and lyes


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