02-27-2016, 04:37 PM
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I'm sure that this has probably been covered a thousand times already, but one of my soaps has developed some white spots on the surface, and I am curious what they are.
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 02-27-2016, 05:08 PM
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What kind of soap is it? Soaps do all manner of  things; cracking, oxidising or separating of ingredients. I've never had issue with any unless the soap growls at me while making lunging motions.

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 02-27-2016, 05:14 PM
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I've seen it before.

Scary. Looks like a petri dish. 

I had it happen on Mike's Natural Lime that was out of rotation for a couple months but was used by me.

I just rinsed it under hot water and lathered a brush on it until it wore away. Rinsed the brush and soap again, left both to dry and used other stuff that day.

The next day I used it.

Not sure if it's ingredients separating or growth of something. It was none the worse for wear. 

Actually forgot about it until seeing this.

It wasn't deep on mine and mine looked 10 times worse than yours. A few swirls with a brush took it off. Down the drain and gone.

No worries!

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 02-27-2016, 06:20 PM
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I can't see the pic very well (my devise probably) but from I can see that tends to happen to glycerine based soaps and there's nothing to worry about. I contacted the manufacturer when it happened to me.

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 02-27-2016, 07:11 PM
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I was partaking in the wet shavers round table chat and they had a soap artisan on the show. They covered this topic and apparently it's normal, specifically the white spot as some were complaining it was some sort of mole. As Kav mentioned it normal...


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 02-27-2016, 07:45 PM
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(02-27-2016, 05:08 PM)kav Wrote: What kind of soap is it?

CRSW V1 Select.

I have four other CRSW soaps, and none have done this.

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 02-27-2016, 11:34 PM
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(02-27-2016, 07:11 PM)Razor_187 Wrote: I was partaking in the wet shavers round table chat and they had a soap artisan on the show. They covered this topic and apparently it's normal, specifically the white spot as some were complaining it was some sort of mole. As Kav mentioned it normal...


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I've got a number of soaps from different artisans and mainstream companies and they all do this if not used for a while, it's normal. I asked one artisan a while back, I think it was Michelle from MW and she said it was stearic or glycerin(?) or something, can't remember now. Just take a look at the soaps for sale where they have the lids off to show how much is left. You see that on a lot of them.

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 02-28-2016, 01:18 AM
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Looks like a Chickenpox. Take it to a doctor asap.
Tongue Smile Smile

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 02-28-2016, 05:38 AM
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It's no longer fit for use; send it to me i'll dispose of it for you Smile

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 02-28-2016, 04:10 PM
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Same question recently popped up on a Google+ group.  Someone suggested it's just the saponified oils or fats separating.  Shouldn't harm anything.  Just make sure it doesn't smell bad.  Some soaps can go rancid, but from what I've heard, you can easily tell when they do by the scent.

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 02-28-2016, 04:53 PM
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Which is the deadliest bite left unattended: rattlesnake, black widow, human? Throughout many years and forums I've noted this OCD fear of our kit displaying any cosmetic or potential biological imperfection. A seller once shipped a 100 y/o straight razor; freshly restored, honed and soaked in Barbasol to it's new owner. I recall he talked about dipping it 3 more times in Barbasol after scrubbing with a toothbrush and boiling water. One would hink he was afraid of latent flu bugs fr0m the great 1919 pandemic. Nobody wants truly dirty kit or not to take pride in well maintained cosmetics.
But once in awhile just ponder my question and who would win out; some critter or us delivering our worst. Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 02-28-2016, 05:14 PM
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(02-28-2016, 04:53 PM)kav Wrote: Which is the deadliest bite left unattended: rattlesnake, black widow, human? Throughout many years and forums I've noted this OCD fear of our kit displaying any cosmetic or potential biological imperfection. A seller once shipped a 100 y/o straight razor; freshly restored, honed and soaked in Barbasol to it's new owner. I recall he talked about dipping it 3 more times in Barbasol after scrubbing with a toothbrush and boiling water. One would hink he was afraid of latent flu bugs fr0m the great 1919 pandemic. Nobody wants truly dirty kit or not to take pride in well maintained cosmetics.
But once in awhile just ponder my question and who would win out; some critter or us delivering our worst. Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

I merely asked what the spots were. I expressed no concerns, or "OCD fears."

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 02-28-2016, 06:07 PM
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And I wasn't accusing you of any PAX

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 02-28-2016, 08:05 PM
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harmless.  just scrap it off

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 02-29-2016, 12:03 PM
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I believe they are harmless...now that you mention it, i have had a couple soaps do this.

I just tossed some hot water on them and lathered up. I have been doing fine. Biggrin

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 03-04-2016, 01:14 PM
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(02-28-2016, 05:38 AM)Starkicker Wrote: It's no longer fit for use; send it to me i'll dispose of it for you Smile

This is undoubtedly the safest route. Thanks Starkicker for looking out for us.  Wink

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 03-04-2016, 10:52 PM
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(02-28-2016, 04:10 PM)gwsmallwood Wrote: Same question recently popped up on a Google+ group.  Someone suggested it's just the saponified oils or fats separating.

So far this is the only actual answer to my question. Lol.

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