Re: Soap cracks/crumbles when cut

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Posted by steve ( on September 17, 2003 at 17:16:58:

In Reply to: Soap cracks/crumbles when cut posted by DeAnne on September 17, 2003 at 09:00:01:

: Help! I followed a blender recipe to the tee, however, the scale I am using is not a digital. Therefore, I am not sure that my measurements were exact. My soap seemed to saponify ok and set up nice in the mold. However, when I unmolded the soap and tried to cut it, many of the slices cracked and crumbled. Can anyone advise to what my problem may be?

I would try cutting the soap before it fully cures. The longer it cures the more brittle it becomes. If you try to cut Ivory soap for example it is also very brittle so it is not unusual for soap to do that. I would say the secret is to cut it before it fully cures. Good luck,


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