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You may need to add some softer m&p to it like goat's milk or another moisturizing base or oils, shea butter while making it. Which base are you using?
 

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Am using both plain as well as goat milk and both crumbles..
Am keeping my soaps at a very a place which is very hot, can that be a reason?
 

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Ok, is it a dry environment or humid? It can be drying out too fast from the high heat, typically it will melt thought. M&P will absorb the moisture from the air and create what's called "sweating", the moisture sits on the soap as lil water drops. I would suggest adding soft butters and/or oils to it, make sure it stays wrapped except for when you're using a bar. M&P has to be completely wrapped unless it's a bar you're currently using. Otherwise it can sweat if moisture in the air around it, or can over dry if very dry air around it.
 

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Do you have choices in bases or are you very limited? I realize you are much more limited than we are.
 

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Thanks !
In India, it's very hot, temperature is 40 and above . I understand that the soap is to be tightly wrapped and it sweats especially when it has high glycerin content...
I was just wondering if keeping it at a hot place made it so..
 

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It can dry it out if the air is very dry, yes. If you can keep it in a cooler place, would be a very good idea too. Try adding butters/oils to it too, that will help.
 

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If you can order bases from another supplier may be worth a try too. It can vary between manufacturers for sure. Best wishes!
 

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How much butter or oil would you suggest , I mean what percentage
You'll have to just try it since there are so many factors...air temp/humidity level, what brand base you're using and how well it accepts additives, which butters/oils you're using, etc. Maybe try making one bar at a time with just a small amt of butter/oil added and see how it performs. Your weather is very different from the US, so it would be hard to recommend what works for here. Try a few drops of oil, or equal amt of butter or so to one bar of soap at a time.

Then if it still cracks, try adding a couple to a few more drops and try it. I've been using m&p for 15yrs, and always add my own butters/oils to it. It just requires testing on our own to see what works best in our environment, the base we use, the oils/butters we use, etc. Keep in mind, the butters are a thicker/heavier consistency than liquid oils, so they melt/dry/break down at different temps, etc. than oils do since they are already in a more solid state to start with. Try shea or mango butter instead of cocoa butter since cocoa butter is so hard in it's own natural state.

Thank you 🙏
You're welcome of course...let us know how your testing goes!! 😊
 

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