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« on: April 07, 2014 05:15:44 PM »

So, last week I tried to make some mp soap. I wanted it to be clear, with yellow and purple embeds in.

To begin with I made yellow and purple slabs of opaque soap. I allowed it to set and then cut out lots of small shapes using cutters. The shapes are roughly 1" in length, and a couple of cms tall.

I then melted some translucent soap and added a couple of drops of blue. I then poured over the embeds.

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My questions are why did this happen? How can I prevent it happening in the future. Is it because my shapes were so tiny?

I'm also interested in knowing if there is a way to get embeds throughout the soap and not just in the bottom of the bar?

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014 06:29:14 PM »

There is specific "suspension soap base" that helps the embeds stay in the middle of the bar. You might also try non-bleeding soap dyes, some work a little better than others. Unfortunately sometimes it's a bit of trial and error!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014 04:55:06 AM »

Did the embeds melt away & blend into the base? If so, could you put the embeds in as the base is cooling & perhaps pour the base & add the embeds in layers to get the embeds to look more floaty?
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014 02:13:29 AM »

Thnk you for the comments.  Isewcute yep they melted away.  Love your idea of putting them into the soap as opppse to putting the soap over them. Will have a go at pouring multiple layers too and if that does not work will try maremares udea.
I really appreciate the help, thank you =)
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