Pre-made Sorcery Soap Dough
This information and recipe is meant to help expand your soaping repertoire, explore more creative options and to inspire you to new creative worlds with pliable cold process soap.
This recipe will get you started with the process of cold process soap dough.
*Critical piece of information: Soap temperatures 78-90 degree Fahrenheit.
A few things to keep in mind:
- YOU WILL NEED A BASIC WORKING UNDERSTANDING OF COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING.
- Always keep the soap covered and sealed from air. Saponification does not need air, but curing does. Soap dough is not cured until used.
- The amount of water in soap is important. It keeps the soap pliable and soft. This is the water percent I use, however, I live in the desert. IF YOU LIVE IN A MORE HUMID AREA, DROP THE WATER DISCOUNT TO 31%. Adjust as necessary to avoid sticky soap dough.
- After unmolding, keep the new soap sealed with plastic wrap and in a sealed container. Soap dough will dry out if exposed to air.
- Suggested wait time of 36 hours before unmolding from soap mold after pouring.
- Wrap soap dough with plastic and place soap dough in a plastic bag and wait 1-3 more days. Learn more about this process here!
- Test your soap by rolling a small ball, examine how it feels.
- Exact measurements are very important, which is different than making edible cookies. With cookies the recipe can be a little off the measurements and you will still produce a decent cookie. I've found when making soap dough, at 1 pound or 2 pound amounts, there is little room for error.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
When Working With your Soap Dough
- When working with soap, use a muslin bag filled with corn starch to keep the soap from sticking to the work surface and itself. Too much corn starch will leave your soaps looking powdery so use with frugal care.
- Spraying tools with 91% alcohol will keep cutters and plungers from sticking.
- Spraying with water will make soap dissolve. Remember how soap behaves in the shower? Use water to stick pieces of soap together sparingly.
- Once removed from the sealed container, soap will begin evaporation and curing, therefore hardening.
- Be patient with yourself, if you want to make embeds by hand, it will take time to learn.
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