08-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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What is the best way to melt soap without ruining the soap itself like how do u melt it to a bowl for instance

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 08-13-2012, 02:03 PM
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You can only melt glycerin based soaps, short 10 sec bursts in the microwave will work, or you can do a double boiler.

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 08-13-2012, 02:10 PM
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What is a double boiler

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 08-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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what kind of soap are you trying to melt?

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 08-13-2012, 02:54 PM
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(08-13-2012, 02:10 PM)Tylerbrycen Wrote: What is a double boiler

It is a pot in a pot. The bottom is filled with water and you place what ever you are melting such as chocolate in the top pot.

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 08-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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I believe it's bald frog soap

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 08-13-2012, 03:35 PM
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I goggled and it's glycerin soap so you can melt it in your microwave for very short bursts. 10 seconds at a time until melted.

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 08-13-2012, 03:39 PM
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I wouldn't melt a bald frog soap, it's not going to come out good. What is the reason for melting? Do you want to mix it with something else or just pour it in the bowl?

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 08-13-2012, 03:46 PM
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Just want to pour it into a bowl

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 08-13-2012, 03:49 PM
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I'd just warm it up and mold it. It might firm up and be a soap again but I don't know if it'll be the same if you get it too hot.

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 08-13-2012, 03:50 PM
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Why wouldn't you melt it, it's made with a glycerin base?

(08-13-2012, 03:49 PM)beartrap Wrote: I'd just warm it up and mold it. It might firm up and be a soap again but I don't know if it'll be the same if you get it too hot.

you don't need to completely melt it, to re-pour into another container. If you get it to hot you could hit the flash point of the scent added and it will be scentless because the scent has burned off.

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 08-13-2012, 04:05 PM
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Thanks Krissy for your expertise. I just know not to overdo it, I don't know how to call these things properly Biggrin

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 08-13-2012, 04:10 PM
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I found this quote from the soapmaker himself

Quote:Have you tried melting it into a bowl? That's how I use the left overs from my batches. I melt them into and icecream bowl in the microwave (shortest amount of time is best I start at 5-10 seconds) then I stir it with a toothpick and let cool.

But yes this is a glycerin soap used what is purchased is a melt and pour soap bases. That can be melted and remelted without problem. You don't want to get it to hot, just enough to melt it and pour it into the new container.

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 08-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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Good luck with the experiment.

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 08-15-2012, 04:46 AM
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Not to hijack this thread - but good to see Krissy back and Prairie Creations reopened as well!

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 08-15-2012, 08:11 PM
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(08-15-2012, 04:46 AM)wimbouman Wrote: Not to hijack this thread - but good to see Krissy back and Prairie Creations reopened as well!

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*waves* Hi Wim, it's good to see you as well!!!

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