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Monday, October 12, 2015
Shining up Cold Process Soap (How to Get Rid of Ash on Soap)
Have you ever experienced soda ash when you are making soap by the cold process method? I have. For those who do not know what soda ash happens during the initial saponification process and sometimes during the curing period. It is caused primarily by and free sodium in sodium hydroxide interacting with oxygen, various fragrance constituents event. It form sodium carbonate on the surface of the soap as it comes comes in contact with the air. It is a common occurrence and there are a couple different ways to prevent or get rid of it. In a recent post from Modern Soapmaking called Shining up Cold Process Soap (How to Get Rid of Ash on Soap) gives you tips and tricks on how to resolve this issue.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.