Better Lather in MP Soap

by Anonymous

What can I add to melt and pour soap to help with the lather and/or moisturization?


Answer:

Not sure if there is anything you can do about increasing the lather of MP soap by adding things to it since it has already gone through the saponification process. Try using a washing 'pouf', loofah mitt or scrubby gloves when using the soap. I find this increases lather exponentially without having to add anything to the soap.

As for increasing the moisturization of MP...you can add small amounts of oils, butters, aloe, etc to MP soap in order to tailor it more to your needs. Be aware that adding in these products can lessen the lathering capabilities of the soap.

Cathy

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MP Soap
by: Heavenly Scent Soaps

I make a lot of cold process and M&P soap. I agree with Cathy 100%. Melt and Pour base is designed to be used "as-is", with the exception of adding fragrance and colorant.

Anything else you try and add (to an already saponified product)is not going to fully incorporate into the soap and may just form an oily residue on the surface of the bar.

Also, if the water you bathe/shower with is particularly hard, it may inhibit the soap's lathering capability.

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increasing lather in MP
by: Aja's Naturals

We find that if you add 1 tsp white or brown sugar per pound to your melt and pour, it will really increase the lather. Melt your MP base halfway, add the sugar, heat until melted, and stir until completely dissolved. Also can add 1 tsp coconut oil (solid) per pound, makes loads of lather and very creamy.

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AJAs Naturals
by: catmcg

thank you so much for sharing your knowledge,im at the end of my tether with an 11.5 kilo of melt and pour that wont lather,am a newbie to soap making and have to have an array of soaps for a stall on friday. going to try the sugar and coconut oil,god bless you :) catherine

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Lather help
by: Anonymous

Im new to this and I had a similar question. I tried maple syrup (1 TBSP) and 2 TSP hemp protein powder. I also added a little almond milk. It helped somewhat, but nothing like the results I wanted. I lived in West Africa for 4 years, and the soap there is better than any I have ever tried. Not pretty, no fragrance, and it isn't melt and pour-able, but it is without rival.

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sugar on M&P soaps
by: Anonymous

Hello!

I'd like to ask about adding sugar on the M&P soaps.... Some of you mentioned that it will surely add lather to the soap, but I'd like to know if it will affect the shelf life? Will the soap spoil over time? Thanks!

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Great tips
by: Anonymous

Wow, I am glad I found this info as I am a,newbie too amd wondered about more suds in my MP. I cannot wait to try this method. Maple syrup is an interesting way. And then the good old sugar method. Exciting news!


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MP
by: Anonymous

Yes, I had trouble with lather. I will try coconut oil and sugar this week. Thanks for tip.



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