The white patina on these soaps is actually ash. There are some people that love the ash on the soaps because they think it makes the soap look so authentic, rustic and raw. It can be the real feel and look of handmade soap. Sometimes this happens because the soap gets too warm during processing. It also can happen when soap is too cool when blended. Otherwise, it can be a byproduct of the soap making process. It is harmless.
It can be removed by washing in cold water or steaming the soap with a hand steamer. As you can see, we have a few of these bars and are trialing some of the remedies as well as leaving them just as they are. We are pretty in love with no waste, no change and showing up as you are. We also are crazy about handmade products with great ingredients. The thought of not being perfect in appearance is very appealing!