Don't want my melt and pour to shine

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  1. Oct 12, 2018 #1

    chris71

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    Hi all,
    This week I am trying melt and pour soap but I don't like the shine. Is it possible to create a matte finish?
    Thank you.
    Chris
     
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    That's kind of the nature of MP. You could try by adding powdered colorants in matte colors.
     
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    Creative textures might make a difference. I have used press and seal as a mold liner before, the top is textured in a way that might reduce shine
     
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    Thanks. I will try an opaque base and use powdered colorants. I won't add texture because I want a smooth soap. Thank you all for your advice, It helped a lot.
     
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    Hi Everyone, Here's an update. I've tried an opaque base soap an it did not shine at all. I have tried to insert a photo but it ended up in a gallery somewhere on this forum (LOL :) Hope the second time workedl. Thank you all for your advice and have a nice day. Chris
     

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    Glad to see you got what you were aiming for. My granddaughter and I made a MP soap using turmeric as the colorant in this soap and it seems to have reduced the shine quite a bit. Without the color, this base did shine. BTW, the soap is actually a mix of MP and CP soap dough for the embellishments.
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