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Soap Making Questions.

This is commonly called 'sweating' and happens with melt & pour soap. Extra glycerin is added during the manufacturing process to make it easier to work with and act as a humectant. Humectants attract water from the surrounding air which then sit on your bars. After creating your M & P soap bars make sure you securely wrap them in plastic wrap, cellophane bags or an airtight container.

The main difference is the manufacturing process. M & P soap goes through the exact same process as cold processed, except someone else has done the initial hard work and preparation for you. M & P does not require you to work with lye and you are less likely to encounter major problems like seizing. M & P soap is easy to use and you are not limited to what you can create.

Bubbles in M & P are quite normal and will occur quite often. It can happen from stirring too vigorously or pouring too quickly. It's an easy fix though. Gently spritz some isopropyl alcohol over the top of the soap just after pouring and the bubbles will disappear.

That depends on the size of your mould.

Small soaps only need a couple of hours whilst big, thick soaps may need overnight.

This depends on the specific fragrance.

Some fragrances cannot be used in products that will be absorbed into the skin, like soap or body lotions. All of our fragrances are body and soap safe.

Each fragrance will have a specific percentage that is recommended. Please click on the ''IFRA' that is available under each fragrance description.

This 'IFRA' certificate will give you the breakdown of percentages recommended for different types of products.

Yes you can, however bear in mind, dried botanicals such as rose petals and lavender buds etc may discolour and turn brown over time. The soap will not preserve the colour. The will not turn your soap mouldy but they are best used as decoration on the top after your soap is made.

Ingredients such as clays and other exfoliants can be added to melt and pour soap

Yes and no! This is a common question and one lots of people get wrong. You CANNOT use candle dyes in soap. They will bead and not mix with the melted soap base. (This is the number one way to tell if you have mistakenly used candle dyes) Candle dyes are also not formulated for skin use.

You can however use personal care dyes. These dyes have been formulated specifically for use with body products like soaps and body lotions. They are easy to use, safe and will mix easily with your oily bases.

You can also use micas to colour your soap base. This can be done by adding the mica to the melted soap base or by dusting it over once it is dry. It is best to create a suspension first by mixing a small amount of isopropyl alcohol with the mica to create a slurry. This will ensure your mica is fully integrated into the soap and it doesn't leave 'spots' of mica colour in your dried soap base.

We sold wooden wicks many years ago, however due to their quality and problematic nature we decided to drop them from our product list. Wooden wicks are hard to light, keep alight and very frustrating to work with. They require much more work than simple cotton braid wicks and 80% of customers could not get them to work. We preferCDN cotton wicks or our ACS range

Burn time is very dependant on the wax, wick size, fragrance, colour and size of the jar used. It is not something that can be accurately guessed. Burn time is an important part of your test burning, so a diary should be kept during the test burn to calculate the burn times. If you have not correctly test burnt your jar and have the correct knowledge of how it performs or how long it burns for, you run the risk of an upset customer asking for money back as it does not perform or last as long as you stated.

As we carry hundreds of fragrances, we sometimes need to cull our list. This is usually determined by sales. If a fragrance is simply not selling then we discontinue it. If this fragrance happens to be a best seller for you, please talk to our friendly office staff, as if you are willing to purchase a minimum of 25lbs, it can be ordered in specially for you. We do not generally 'rename' a fragrance but discontinue it.

Our wicks are made of high quality materials however the cotton used is not organic.

In a nut shell, the CDN range have a paper core and are brownish in colour. The ACS are pure cotton and are pure white in colour. BOth are equally as good as each other and we use a combination of both in our own candle making. Please click this linkfor more information in our blog.

No, we do not sell wick on a roll, all of our wicks are pre-tabbed

The showroom is just that, a showroom. If you would like to purchase a particular fragrance or products, please use the website to do so, as we are unable to advise which products are in stock in the showroom. You can place the order for warehouse collection or delivery.