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Old 07-22-2017, 03:24 PM   #11
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This will happen regularly with my own m&p recipe because it has such a low heat melt point. Overheating can cause ripples.


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Old 07-22-2017, 04:05 PM   #12
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This will happen regularly with my own m&p recipe because it has such a low heat melt point. Overheating can cause ripples.
You make a good point. And I don't recall anyone mentioning what the pour temperature was. Hopefully the OP will let us know.


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Old 07-22-2017, 08:18 PM   #13
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Didn't move the mold - this happened minutes after spraying or not spraying. I looked and the fan was not on. Alcohol is 99% - too much? I thought that was the best.

I'll sure try using 91% on the next batch! What's 99% good for if not this?

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Anything above 90 is ok. I just would not use lower. The one at the dollar store is 50%, so it contains 50% water. And IMO it might not cause the ripples, but water being heavier than alcohol, and not evaporating as fast, might not be good with the base is still hot.

Not a chemist, I have no scientific base for my comment..... so maybe you just bump it?

I saw in an episode of soap queen that she blew on top of the soap to see if it would cause ripples and if it was ready for another layer, or something like that. So I guess even a draft can cause ripples..... Did you have a fan going?
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:10 PM   #14
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I saw in an episode of soap queen that she blew on top of the soap to see if it would cause ripples and if it was ready for another layer, or something like that. So I guess even a draft can cause ripples..... Did you have a fan going?
If m & p is so sensitive could the "fan" effect of the alcohol spray be causing it? No! The OP says it happens even if she doesn't spray.
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Did you by chance move the silicone mold without anything supporting it underneath? - i.e., cookie sheet.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:22 AM   #16
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Is there a way to glue a melt and pour. Made a tea pot and the handle broke?
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:42 AM   #17
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melt a tiny bit of soap, pour on baking paper or freezing paper. Deep your handles on it and quickly attach to pot. Hold for a minute. It should work
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Ty. Appreciate the help! 😊


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