Well.....today was yet ANOTHER attempt at copacabana (my pineapple & coconut) lovely that use to work. But the last 4 yes, FOUR...8 lb batches curdled!
At first I thought, maybe I just got mixed up and mis-measured. Tried it again. Same outcome...
Then I thought, well, maybe I mis-measured again?! (blonde) So I tried it again. Same outcome...
THEN I thought I'll have someone else measure and I'll fragrance.......SAME OUTCOME.
So today, was the fourth attempt. I ran the recipe thru the soap calc, carefully measured, fragranced and yet again......Can I just throw it out the window?! lol
Seriously. 32 lbs of soap. Makes me crazy!!
Apparently it's an additive. I must have fragranced with a mix of pineapple and coconut and then I found a lovely blend of the two (a different fragrance oil) and have been using that. I suspect it's the culprit.
Tomorrow is festivities with the family...and stuffing ourselves with turkey and the trimmings and ending the night by playing a card game called GUTS. A family favorite! hee-hee
So Friday will be test day. A small batch I'm switching out the suspected FO and see if it curdles.
I will keep you posted!
Happy Thanksgiving! Eat, drink & be merry! :)
peace~love and thankfulness,