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excessive sweating when using soap! - 2009/03/31 20:50 Hello, I am new to soap making and have made a few different types using the cold process. My last set of soaps I made were "single oil" soaps. So a few bars made with just olive oil, a few with just avocado oil, etc to see what kind of soaps the different oils produced. I used 7 oils... almond, avocado, coconut, canola, grapeseed, olive, and walnut. They all came out lovely, except for one problem. They all ooze glycerin excessively when they get wet, except the coconut and to a lesser degree the canola. I know glycerin is great and thus one of the benefits of homemade soap, but these bars get pretty gooey really quickly. You can rub your finger across the soap and easily pick up ~1/4 tsp of glycerin, if not more. Personally I dont mind, but I'd like to give my soap as gifts and I am not sure everyone would like the the clear slime sheeting off the bar of soap! What happened? is this normal and that why most soaps contain some amount of coconut oil? Did i goof up- i dont think so because otherwise the soap is great! could getting too much air in during the mixing process cause that? or not the right temperature?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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