Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by SideDoorSoaps, Feb 10, 2019.
Is water from a boiled kettle not hot enough ?
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
I tried this today look how lovely they looked. Had a small amount of ash on them and all gone
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!
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.
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 ?
Hmmmm - I'll have to try one of mine with more palm. Ill report back. Sorry it didn't help you.
That's ok I like the way the Ash forms on the tops of mine
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