Tips for Properly Storing Melt and Pour Soap

Melt and pour soap is a popular type of soap making that involves melting pre-made blocks of soap, adding fragrance or color, and then pouring it into molds. This easy-to-make method can be used to create unique and personalized soaps for use at home or as gifts.

But what’s the best way to store your melt-and-pour creations? Depending on how you store them, you could end up with a mushy mess instead of beautiful bars. In this blog post, we’ll cover some tips for how to properly store your soap to ensure it stays looking great for as long as possible.

Why Proper Storage Matters

Like other types of handmade soaps, melt and pour soap needs proper storage in order to maintain its appearance and quality. If not stored correctly, the high glycerin content in many melt-and-pour bases can absorb moisture from the air which can cause “sweating”. Sweating is when water droplets appear on the surface of your bar – not harmful but certainly unsightly!

Properly storing your melt-and-pour soaps will help prevent sweating while also keeping them fresh until you’re ready to use them. Here are some top tips:

Tip #1: Wrap Them Up

Wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap or cling film before storing it away – this helps keep excess moisture out. You could also opt for wax paper that allows air circulation whilst still protecting the bar from dust.

It’s important to avoid using paper packaging materials like tissue paper since they may attract moisture and promote sweating over time.

Tip #2: Keep Them Dry

Once wrapped up individuality make sure you find an appropriate dry place where they won’t come into contact with any excess moisture such as running taps/showers (not above sink). Avoid damp basements and bathrooms for storage.

Tip #3: Keep them out of direct sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause the color on some soaps to fade or change over time. So, don’t keep your melt-and-pour soaps where they’ll be exposed to bright light for extended periods of time.

We hope these tips help you store your melt-and-pour soaps successfully! Properly stored, this type of soap can last as long as other types of handmade soaps (around a year).

Conclusion

Properly storing your melt-and-pour soap is an important step in ensuring it stays looking great until it’s ready to use. By following these three easy tips – wrapping each bar individually, keeping them dry, and avoiding direct sunlight – you’ll be well on your way to making sure your creations stay fresh and beautiful for months to come. Happy soap-making!

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