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  • Help With Melt & Pour Soap

    Hiii, This is my first post since joining

    I have only recently started making soap.

    I use 120g of shea butter base, 2 drops of colour and 3 drops of fragrance oil

    I find the soaps very greasy when theyre set, I know i'm impatient and i'm checking them every 5 minutes

    If I left them would they dry out more and be less greasy.

    Also another problem I'm having I had an ice lolly mould and thought it would make an interesting soap so i made it in 2 layers and put a lolly stick in, but it got stuck and I had no way of getting it out, I still like the idea is there another way to do this.

    Im going to get melinda coss' book and contact my local college to see if there is a course on it because I can see me doing this full time.

    Thanks Gem x
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    Hi


    to the forum

    We don't do M & P, so can't help - sorry.

    Melinda's books are great, most soapers start with them.

    We now run courses with her.

    Jane
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    • #3
      Hi,

      Can I ask did you add the Shea Butter to Melt & Pour Base or did you buy it as a Melt and Pour Shea Butter Base?

      If you added the Shea, I find that you need to use a stick blender to get the butter to incorporate properly...and I wouldn't add too much (I stick at a maximum of 10% of the total - so, 100g of M&P soap Base and 10g of Shea (EDIT: I'M EITHER A NUMPTY WHO CAN'T DO MATHS OR SO BUSY I'M GOING LOOPY - That would be 90g of MP and 10g of Shea). Adding any butters will affect the lathering abilities of M&P.

      If you bought the base as a shea butter M&P base I'd ask the people you bought it from - the stick blender method might still work though.

      Jane might be able to answer this but I have a feeling that Melinda only does Cold Process/Hot Process soap making - very, very different to M&P techniques.

      HTH and

      Jude
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      • #4
        Ok thanks
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        • #5
          sometimes 20 mins in the freezer can help to loosen from the mould.
          good luck amanda
          Amanda


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          • #6
            Hi, i also do melt and pour as well as cp, i would have to agree with jude, try the stick blender, i also only ever add 10% of shea to my base, as it is so greasy, but very nice in the final product. I have done lolly soap - i tend to leave mine in the mould overnight, freezer or fridge works just as well though. Have you thought about certification?
            Its great fun making soap i look forward to seeing some of your creations
            * Julie *

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            • #7
              Hii,

              The base was already made up I got a kg from ebay just to play with

              I am thinking of getting certified and some of the soaps safety assessed, my aunty is a chemist so I'm going to ask her a few things when she gets home from holiday.

              And i made another lolly today and left it in the fridge all day and just took it out no problem.

              Going to try piping soap at the weekend.

              Thanks for all the replies
              Gem x

              p.s if i can work out how i took some pics of the soap i made earlier today and will add it on my profile
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              • #8
                Originally posted by GemB View Post
                Hii,

                The base was already made up I got a kg from ebay just to play with

                I am thinking of getting certified and some of the soaps safety assessed, my aunty is a chemist so I'm going to ask her a few things when she gets home from holiday.

                And i made another lolly today and left it in the fridge all day and just took it out no problem.

                Going to try piping soap at the weekend.

                Thanks for all the replies
                Gem x

                p.s if i can work out how i took some pics of the soap i made earlier today and will add it on my profile

                Look forward to seeing them. You will have a ball piping soap its great fun, but you have to be quick before it sets, i would also advise a metal piping nozzel.
                * Julie *

                If you clicked the scales to add rep points then thankyou very much

                SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU!

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                http://withlovexx.blogspot.com/
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