You know, Bret....I have been wondering about this myself. I have made alot of MandP in the past few months, although now I am CP soaping. I ran into this fingerprint problem early on and I would love to have an answer. What I ended up doing was wearing latex or vinyl gloves for the unmolding and wrapping. Basically, I never touched the unmolded soap with bare fingers...and even at that, I limited my handling of the product. I have noticed that the fingerprints do not show up on the soap when it is no longer fresh out of the mold. But then, I live in a very very dry climate so I do not have sticky or moisture problems with MandP to begin with.
Wow! alcohol to the rescue once more! Thanks, Tabithia! I will be making another round or two of MandP for family Christmas gifts before the big day and this is good to know!! My CP soaps (still curing out) are just for me. I have a whole lot of practicing to do before I feel good about giving those away as gifts.
Well lemme just tell ya Tab, the finger prints in my soap usually sink in about 1/2" so I am thinkin that alcohol won't help me Gotta love melt and pour and melt and melt and melt, then SMACK "keep your hands out of my darn soap little turd" :twisted:
Smells everything & taste everything... EVERYTHING! She also has to see what happens if you scratch everything. It's probably a higher intelligence thing where they are acting as mini scientist & invetigating, but sheesh...