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craftgirl08

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Can anyone tell me how to get my soap bars a little shiner? Do you wipe them with something?
 

cdwinsby

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Purchase a pair of white cotton gloves from the drug store. When your soap has cured for about 4 weeks and is hard, put the gloves on and rub the bars firmly. I call this buffing the soap. This will smooth the edges as well.

Cathy
 
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Hi!

Soaps that are gelled make for very shiny soaps after buffing. Some that do not gel are just too creamy looking to ever really get a nice shiny look.
 

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For picture taking, a shiny bar can be had by spritzing with rubbing alcohol. :wink: I use a pair of my wife's old hose to buff mine with.

Paul
 
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