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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Using Expired Lye in Cold Process Soapmaking
When troubleshooting your cold process soap batch there are several factors to look at. If trace in your batch has accelerated, it could be the fragrance oil that you used. Or if your batch is taking a long time to trace, then it maybe a large of amount of soft oils in your recipe. But if the lye that you are using has expired or gone past its time, it can do some strange things to your soap batch. If you are wondering about using expired lye in your cold process soap, then I suggest you read the following the blog post from The Soap Queen called Using Expired in Cold Process Soapmaking.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.