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Taking a long time to reach trace.

 

ericameyer
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Hi, I hope this is the right place to post this. I made a batch that I formulated from the soap calculator here . When I blended everything together it took me forever to reach a smooth texture, but it never really reached trace. I spend almost two hours blending, and it never moved past this very liquidish soup texture. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? I have made a few batches in the past, so I am fairly familiar with knowing what is supposed to happen,but I've never gotten this result before.


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Thermal Mermom
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Hi Erica, 

I just now saw your post.  I'm curious. What is the recipe you stirred for two hours and it never reached trace?  I'm thinking maybe your lye was bad. Sounds like it didn't saponify at all.

 

~Thermalmemom


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Thermal Mermom
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Hi Erica, 

I just now saw your post.  I'm curious. What is the recipe you stirred for two hours and it never reached trace?  I'm thinking maybe your lye was bad. Sounds like it didn't saponify at all.

 

~Thermalmemom


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