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Judiraz

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I want to use soap scraps to make sugar scrub cubes but I'm having a devil of a time getting my cured CP scraps to melt out. Any hints?
 

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I would grate it up and put it in to a slow cooker (or crock pot) and add water a tbsp at a time until it start to melt down
 

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OK, didn't know about adding water...I've never rebatched or anything. I was trying to melt the CP like melt & pour and couldn't get anywhere close to a liquid state. I don't need it to be runny but I do need to be able to have it fluid.
 

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Yep- CP won't melt anything like M&P at all. Adding water and heat will help get it to a fluid enough state, but it tends to set up quickly once it hits the air, leaving it with a somewhat rustic/lumpy texture.

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I'll have to try adding a bit of water. The sugar scrub cubes are simple with M&P but here in Florida they are a sweaty mess! I made a batch with CP Sunday that didn't hold together because the soap wasn't fluid enough to mix well. Last night I shaved my soap with my planer and heated it. I added some olive oil and mixed the sugar in REAL fast. They look rustic, but worked really well. I just think if I could get the soap a bit more fluid I could get a better mix. I have tomorrow's project in mind! Thanks for he hints.
 
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