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Hi all John here

just started in the fantastic world of soap making using Melt an Pour
but have found that although the front and sides are smooth I end up with a rough bubbly bottom !
(and at my age its not a good thing)
so any advice would be great

be king I’m getting old
x
 

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Welcome! :)
I don't have an answer to your soap coming out rough and bubbly, except I've seen posts where this type of texture is blamed on silicone molds combined with the heat of the soap. They call it "silicone rash" I think. However, I don't use silicone molds, and I'm not sure if M&P reaches the temperatures necessary for the reaction.

P.S. I have a cousin whose name is "Hopkins" and goes by "Hopi" (pronounced Hop +ee)!
ETA: I see your introduction hasn't met with any welcomes, which is unusual here. You might consider changing the title... :cool:
 
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Perhaps your melting temp was too high. Just guessing.:oops:
 

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Do you spritz the exposed side with rubbing alcohol? That will pop any bubbles and help smooth it out
 

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Welcome! Love the yellow color of that soap.
 

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Welcome! :)
I don't have an answer to your soap coming out rough and bubbly, except I've seen posts where this type of texture is blamed on silicone molds combined with the heat of the soap. They call it "silicone rash" I think. However, I don't use silicone molds, and I'm not sure if M&P reaches the temperatures necessary for the reaction.

P.S. I have a cousin whose name is "Hopkins" and goes by "Hopi" (pronounced Hop +ee)!
ETA: I see your introduction hasn't met with any welcomes, which is unusual here. You might consider changing the title... :cool:
Thanks for the reply
I have had the nickname hopijohn
For 30 plus years x
I write therapeutic music
And stayed on a Hopi Indian reservation to learn about their culture
And they used to call me Hopijohn
 

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I don’t know what spritz means also what layperson of rubbing alcohol?
Spritz means spray lightly and rubbing alcohol is Isopropyl Alcohol, usually 71%

It might not get the bottom glass smooth like the top but it helps a lot. You could also use a planer to shave the bottom smooth.
 
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Spritz means spray lightly and rubbing alcohol is Isopropyl Alcohol, usually 71%

It might not get the bottom glass smooth like the top but it helps a lot. You could also use a planer to shave the bottom smooth.
Thanks for the info I will give it a go
Kind regards John
 
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