Steaming Soap Ash

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  1. Feb 14, 2019 #21

    Cherrydene soapy

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    Is water from a boiled kettle not hot enough ?
     
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    I tried it last night on a Heavy ashed tiny bar and ashed topped reg bar. Tossed in a salt bar too.
    used the kettle to boil the water.
    1st I did it for about 1/2 hr. not really much difference. 2nd left over night. only worked a bit on the small bars, not on the reg or salt.
    Might just be my recipe.

    I still say Ash is mostly about the recipe.

    If I have a show that is outside and it is muddy out I have lost the ash on the top. I hate those days because I have to 'dab' the top of the soaps all day long :(
     
  3. Feb 14, 2019 #23

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    I tried this today look how lovely they looked. Had a small amount of ash on them and all gone 7EEE5598-1898-441F-B68C-1989E1373037.jpeg :thumbs:
     
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    Sweet shoe box idea! I've steamed, and yes almost burned myself. I've tried the water spray, alchohol spray, brush technique and this looks like the perfect solution. Thanks!
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2019 #25

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    As you can see my soap was covered in ash. And it works great. Did you absolutely have it air tight? Very important to keep steam from escaping. I have never had it not work so I'm surprised.
     
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    I did, it was on a hand towel so no escape.
    That is why I said it may just be the recipe. I know some FO's ash more then others but I do use a good amount of Palm and wonder if that is why ?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2019 #27

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    Hmmmm - I'll have to try one of mine with more palm. Ill report back. Sorry it didn't help you.
     
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    That's ok :) I like the way the Ash forms on the tops of mine :)
     
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