Is Rubbing Alcohol Neccessary?

by Anonymous
(Britain)

What an amazing site you have! There is so much information that you've shared with us, thankyou!


I would like to try some of the techniques you have described such as curls and squares of soap within my soaps.

I have heard that to do this you're supposed to spritz the cubes/curls/shapes etc with rubbing alcohol before you pour the soap mixture onto it to maybe make them stick together I think? I was wondering is this neccessary because you don't seem to mention it in your methods.

So either you don't have to use it and my soap will be just fine without it, or its such an obvious thing that everyone already knows to do this...

Good job you said that silly questions are ok!! :)

Thankyou for all the effort you put in to answering everybodys questions. It is so interesting reading through all the Q&A's.

Answer:

What's the saying....'There are no silly questions, just silly answers'?

The rumour about rubbing alcohol is actually related to melt and pour soap making and is essential if you are adding anything like soap pieces or trinkets to a melt and pour soap base.

I imagine you're making cold process soaps? If that is the case then no, you definately don't need to squirt with rubbing alcohol.

As long as the soap goes through the gel stage, it stays together very well...right down to a sliver of soap.

Thanks for liking the site....it's great to hear my efforts are benefitting others!!

Have fun with your soap making adventures,
Cathy

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Yes I'm making CP not M&P
by: Anonymous

Ah thats great to know thankyou!! Yes I am making CP soap, not melt&pour. Thats interesting you only need it for M&P and not CP. Thankyou for answering my Q!!

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Rubbing Alcohol substitute in Melt and Pour
by: Christine UK

I would love to know the answer to that question if I wanted to make melt and pour. Can someone please advise? Can we use anything else? I have 70% rubbing alcohol

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Rubbing alcohol Substitute
by: Anonymous

Me and my customers are highly sensitive to any kind and percentage of Rubbing alcohol and i'm making melt and pour soap but wondering if there is an alternative to rubbing alcohol to get rid of air bubbles when making the soap?

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why does my soap not smell very strong after making,i follow the instructions,?
by: w kitchen

why does my soap not smell very strong after making. i follow the instructions as to how many drops to use,but they are not very strong.

thank you.
w kitchen.

Answer:

Some essential oils and fragrance oils are not as strong smelling as others. Try adding in more scent if you find the soap does not smell strong enough for you.

Cathy

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