Does Honey work in M&P soap ?

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Hi I want to make some honey and oatmeal melt and pour soap I did one batch last week but it felt like a bit slimy is this because I put too much honey ?
 

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I wouldn't add honey to MP. It will seep out. If you want honey I would purchase a base that was made with it. Plus it's food for molds/bacteria.
 

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Hi I want to make some honey and oatmeal melt and pour soap I did one batch last week but it felt like a bit slimy is this because I put too much honey ?
I have used brown sugar in clear M&P and it turned out great. Scented it with Raw Honey. It’s a nice honey color from the brown sugar. Made it many months ago and it’s still perfect. This is where I got the idea.
 

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I wouldn't add honey to MP. It will seep out. If you want honey I would purchase a base that was made with it. Plus it's food for molds/bacteria.
ah ! maybe that's why it felt weird, thank you

I have used brown sugar in clear M&P and it turned out great. Scented it with Raw Honey. It’s a nice honey color from the brown sugar. Made it many months ago and it’s still perfect. This is where I got the idea.
That looks great , thank you I will have a go

ah ! maybe that's why it felt weird, thank you
I wouldn't add honey to MP. It will seep out. If you want honey I would purchase a base that was made with it. Plus it's food for molds/bacteria.
if the M&P base already has honey in , will it seep out then do you know ...? I saw one recently for sale just wondering how they manage to do it ...?
 

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if the M&P base already has honey in , will it seep out then do you know ...? I saw one recently for sale just wondering how they manage to do it ...?
No because it was made with it and saponified already. Honey can be added to CP/HP soap as you are making soap. MP is already made so adding things to it can cause issues like honey. Also, adding a lot of extra oils/additives will deplete the lather in MP.
 

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No because it was made with it and saponified already. Honey can be added to CP/HP soap as you are making soap. MP is already made so adding things to it can cause issues like honey. Also, adding a lot of extra oils/additives will deplete the lather in MP.
Super helpful , thank you so much :) this site is great
 

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I would try it with a couple of bars first. Honey is an humectant; since M&P attracts moisture the extra honey might make sweating worse.
 

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You can add honey and oatmeal but you need to add the honey at 1/2 tsp per pound of soap and make sure the soap is cool enough when you add and pour the oatmeal so it doesn't sink to the bottom. mix in the honey first before adding the oatmeal.
 

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