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punkflash54

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so im new to the whole soap making thing. I love making candles and i thought soap could be fun too...so i bought a gycerin melt and pour base to try it out. i made some this morning and i have popped the soap out of the molds...so my question is, does melt and pour soap need to cure? i have read that cold process soap has to cure for several weeks but im unsure about the melt and pour stuff. thanks
 

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HI and welcome to the addiction! No mp is already cooked and does not need to cure at all. It is ready to go when you are!
 

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Yep, it is ready to go. Some will argue if you let it set out in the air for a couple days before you wrap it, it'll be firmer & last longer.
 

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Tabitha said:
Yep, it is ready to go. Some will argue if you let it set out in the air for a couple days before you wrap it, it'll be firmer & last longer.
Really? Didn't know that either, Tab!
I'm always wrapping mine immediately as I'm afraid of losing the intensity of the scents.. Hmm...

To the OP: Welcome aboard and have fun with your new hobby in addition to your candle making! :wink:
 

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Welcome to you!!! I am a fellow MP'r I am glad that the CP and HP and RTCP and all the others aren't takin over here!! :)
 

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You won't lose the scent by letting it sit out a few days. 90% of the scent is buried in the bar.
 

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I always leave mine out for 3-7 days, sometimes longer if I don't get around to it. I think it does make it "better", and I've never had any issues.

Try it both ways, see how it works for you :)
 

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When I do MP I let them sit out for about 6 hours after I unmold (In Vegas it's really dry so they seem to firm up way faster than they did when I lived in Iowa) I'm huge on having my FO stick in the bar so after I let them dry a bit, I put them in a plastic container, (I think they call them shoe storage boxes??) They are the rubbermiad ones that are like $.97... Anyway I take a cotton ball and and put some FO on it and I tape it to the inside top of the box and thats how I store it. When I wrap my MP I have a problem with it 'shrinking' and making my wrap wrinkly, so I wrap it right before I sell it.
 

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