4 things I have learnt about making melt and mould soap
- To prevent air bubbles, avoid overheating or over stirring the mixture and gently pour into mould popping any visible bubbles that remain on the surface.
- When using dried botanicals, make a tea with them first to draw out the oils and discard the liquid. Some therapeutic properties of the plant will be lost but it will make for a more attractive bar of soap.
- Once the soaps have set, shrink wrap in plastic using cling film and a heat gun to provide a tight seal. This should prevent the soap from sweating.
- Perseverance (my word of the year) is much needed!