Are there ‘crystals’ or beads of liquid on your Melt & Pour Soap? Do they look powdery? These are the symptoms of your soap ‘sweating’ (it’s also called ‘glycerin dew’) which is common in humid climates.
Melt & Pour Soap (henceforth MP Soap) is also known as Glycerin Soap because of it’s high glycerin content. This glycerin is what makes MP Soap easy to work with, and it also makes the soap more nourishing and moisturizing to our skin, leaving it soft and supple while also protecting it.
As glycerin is a humectant, it draws moisture from the air onto your skin/the soap, thus forming ‘sweat’ on the soap bars because the soap bars can’t absorb the ‘sweat’ like our skin.
So, how do we prevent soap sweat?
- Let your Melt & Pour Soap harden and cool at room temperature. Don’t speed up the process by placing it in the fridge/freezer because when it’s removed from the fridge/freezer, the temperature difference can cause soap sweat.
- Wrap your Melt & Pour Soap tightly with plastic (cling wrap or shrink wrap works). Make sure there are no gaps or air bubbles.
- Keep your Melt & Pour Soaps in an airtight container with rice or silica gel packets.
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