12-28-2016, 03:24 PM
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  • DRD_3
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Don't put Geo F Trumpers in your microwave!

I decided to see if my hard puck of coconut shave soap(won't lather for nothing) would melt. I didn't put much thought into it, or research. I just sliced off a small piece and put in a small glass bowl, then stuck it in the microwave for 30 seconds. I thought 30 seconds was a conservative amount of time to start off the experiment.

After 20 seconds...bang! The soap insenerated, and the glass bowl completely exploded. Quite a mess. I don't recommend it.

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 12-28-2016, 03:26 PM
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Microwaving soaps is a big No No. I believe some glycerin based soaps you can melt, but I don't risk any soap. Always use a cheese grater.

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 12-28-2016, 03:31 PM
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(12-28-2016, 03:26 PM)Gabe Wrote: 24

Microwaving soaps is a big No No. I believe some glycerin based soaps you can melt, but I don't risk any soap. Always use a cheese grater.

I've melted some Gingers garden glycerin soap before to fit in my bowl. I was not expecting the Trumpers to nearly destroy my microwave!

Do you know why this happens?

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 12-28-2016, 03:47 PM
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Air bubbles trapped in the soap, I believe.

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 12-28-2016, 03:48 PM
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(12-28-2016, 03:31 PM)DRD_3 Wrote:
(12-28-2016, 03:26 PM)Gabe Wrote: 24

Microwaving soaps is a big No No. I believe some glycerin based soaps you can melt, but I don't risk any soap. Always use a cheese grater.

I've melted some Gingers garden glycerin soap before to fit in my bowl. I was not expecting the Trumpers to nearly destroy my microwave!

Do you know why this happens?

I do not know why it happens. My guess would be the tallow. I used to melt glycerin soaps. Then I tried a tallow based soap and learned this lesson. A quick search and I found out that microwaving soaps is a no no. Since the I use a cheese grater.

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 12-28-2016, 03:50 PM
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I've heard the same - Glycerin soaps melt without problem. I haven't heard of tallow soaps exploding, but I have heard that, at best, you end up with a scorched, mushy, unusable mess.

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 12-28-2016, 04:18 PM
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I've also read of the performance being altered.

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 12-28-2016, 05:11 PM
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Just sayin, DRD is not referring to the tallow soap if he's saying it won't lather.

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 12-28-2016, 10:55 PM
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(12-28-2016, 03:48 PM)Gabe Wrote:
(12-28-2016, 03:31 PM)DRD_3 Wrote:
(12-28-2016, 03:26 PM)Gabe Wrote: 24

Microwaving soaps is a big No No. I believe some glycerin based soaps you can melt, but I don't risk any soap. Always use a cheese grater.

I've melted some Gingers garden glycerin soap before to fit in my bowl. I was not expecting the Trumpers to nearly destroy my microwave!

Do you know why this happens?

I do not know why it happens. My guess would be the tallow. I used to melt glycerin soaps. Then I tried a tallow based soap and learned this lesson. A quick search and I found out that microwaving soaps is a no no. Since the I use a cheese grater.


If only the new GFT shaving soaps contained tallow

They might then actually be worth something, but they don't and therefore aren't

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 12-29-2016, 02:50 PM
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(12-28-2016, 05:11 PM)Nero Wrote: Just sayin, DRD is not referring to the tallow soap if he's saying it won't lather.

Very true. I didn't think about that. The soap I ruined had tallow. It was not GFT.

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 12-29-2016, 05:18 PM
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It's not tallow/no tallow that's the problem.  You can melt artisan tallow soap, by cutting it into chunks, moistening it with a little distilled water, and melting it in short bursts.  Hard, milled soap doesn't melt well and if there was no liquid added it'll scorch, at best.  Glycerin (melt & pour) soaps are designed for melting, but you will lose fragrance if you heat it above the flash point of the fo/eo's.

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 12-29-2016, 05:20 PM
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I've heard of YouTube videos of people microwaving Ivory soap.  Apparently, it expands to several times its size.  I haven't heard of it exploding though...

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 12-29-2016, 05:52 PM
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Has anyone ever microwaved a marshmallow?

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 12-31-2016, 10:46 AM
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(12-29-2016, 05:18 PM)Mystic Water Wrote: It's not tallow/no tallow that's the problem.  You can melt artisan tallow soap, by cutting it into chunks, moistening it with a little distilled water, and melting it in short bursts.  Hard, milled soap doesn't melt well and if there was no liquid added it'll scorch, at best.  Glycerin (melt & pour) soaps are designed for melting, but you will lose fragrance if you heat it above the flash point of the fo/eo's.

Interesting. So perhaps I should have added some water to avoid exploding.

On the subject, is there anything I can do to the Trumpers soap itself to improve it?

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 12-31-2016, 10:48 AM
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(12-29-2016, 05:20 PM)Shannon Wrote: I've heard of YouTube videos of people microwaving Ivory soap.  Apparently, it expands to several times its size.  I haven't heard of it exploding though...

I've heard somewhere that ivory isn't really a soap?

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 12-31-2016, 02:54 PM
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(12-31-2016, 10:46 AM)DRD_3 Wrote: Interesting. So perhaps I should have added some water to avoid exploding.

On the subject, is there anything I can do to the Trumpers soap itself to improve it?

Yes. Adjust your expectations to Zero and you won't get let down.

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 12-31-2016, 04:14 PM
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(12-31-2016, 02:54 PM)Nero Wrote:
(12-31-2016, 10:46 AM)DRD_3 Wrote: Interesting. So perhaps I should have added some water to avoid exploding.

On the subject, is there anything I can do to the Trumpers soap itself to improve it?

Yes. Adjust your expectations to Zero and you won't get let down.

Ha!

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 12-31-2016, 04:53 PM
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Use it in the shower.

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 12-31-2016, 05:26 PM
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What was it doing in the microwave, to begin with?

Shaving creams and soaps should never be microwaved.

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 12-31-2016, 08:41 PM
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Better than Plastique!!!  Laughing1 You should send it to the military. A new secret weapon.

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