When the melt and pour soap remains on the counter, the glycerin in the soap will draw the wetness from the air, and onto the soap. If you reside in a damp environment or have your soapmaking space near the restroom, you'll discover that your melt and pour soap continually wishes to 'sweat' or get 'glycerin dew.'
Does your soap appear like it has weepy tears of water on it often? Does it form a crystalline structure after a couple of days, making your soap appearance powdery and matte?
Melt and pour soap has additional glycerin included to it throughout the production process. The theory is that when you clean with glycerin soap is that there will be a thin layer of glycerin left behind, which will then draw wetness from the air, onto your skin (therefore hydrating your skin).
Some methods to handle this and avoid it are:
- The top crucial pointer to preventing glycerin dew? Make sure you do not put your soap in the freezer or fridge after making it. Let it solidify in a regular, space temperature level.
- Purchase a dehumidifier and utilize it in your soaping space. Preferably, the soaping space must be as airtight as possible for this alternative to work. While it is a relatively costly method to go, it does work, and it offers you the flexibility to make bigger batches of soap without worry of glycerin dew.
- Store your soap in the container for up to 2 hours, examining on the soap every 30 minutes. Do not leave the soap in the drying container too long nevertheless, or else you will discover yourself with a dry, unappealing bar of soap since all the wetness will be drawn out of it!
- Run a fan over the soap regularly after the soap is popped out of the molds. This might not operate in some more damp environments however it works in some less severe cases so attempt it with some smaller sized batches before you go crazy with this method of handling soap sweat.