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this is what I did yesterday. I think I am liking this gel stuff now that you guys have helped me figure out how to not have it partial--big THANK YOU to everyone. the FO discolored but I am still happy with it. has anybody used a steamer to get rid of ash? I turned the loaf upside down over a pot of boiling water and it took the stuff away from the center of the loaf but not the edges.
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I don’t either. I think some fragrances are more prone to it than others. I certainly don’t try to get it off. I make too much soap to worry about it. And like Carolyn my customers have never payed any attention to it.
 

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this is what I did yesterday. I think I am liking this gel stuff now that you guys have helped me figure out how to not have it partial--big THANK YOU to everyone. the FO discolored but I am still happy with it. has anybody used a steamer to get rid of ash? I turned the loaf upside down over a pot of boiling water and it took the stuff away from the center of the loaf but not the edges.
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Great job, Marilyn!! These are beautiful -- you're in the pro-swirler club, for sure! Color looks great to me, not noticing discoloration (or ash).
 

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Can you describe the discoloration? Was it the gorgeous lavender or the creamy white that I've never been able to achieve? Just wondering....
my soap is typically fairly white and I was going for a purple pink bar--put the FO in and it turned yellow (my bad cuz it did say it on the bottle) I threw in a bunch more pink and it covered up the yellow but not the shade of pink it should have been
 

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Love it! Those swirls looks awesome! And nice save too with the pink, might not be what you planned but it still looks great :D
 

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Very nice!

I used a steamer once. It worked okay, but I'm not bothered by ash enough to do anything about it routinely (except spray some isopropyl alcohol and hope for the best ;)).
 

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Very nice!

I used a steamer once. It worked okay, but I'm not bothered by ash enough to do anything about it routinely (except spray some isopropyl alcohol and hope for the best ;)).
I have tried using alcohol a few times and no matter how gentle I spray it, it seems to make the top kinda pitted. I got a cheap steamer but think holding it over a pot of boiling water helped more. for some reason the ash bothers me, and its not that bad--maybe I need to let it go :)
 

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When you spray with alcohol, do you spray as soon as its poured? I'd try waiting 5-10 minutes until it sets up a bit....maybe when it no longer looks as shiny and looks a little dull. Or maybe try a different sprayer. The spray droplets might be too big and is leaving that pitted look. The one I use has a very fine mist. The only problem I have is if I spray too soon after pouring, the top looks a little wrinkly.

If I used a pot of boiling water, I'd probably drop the soap in it lol
 
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