M&P Soap Sweating

Question:

I have had some problems with my M&P sweating. Do you have any tips to alleviate some or all of this?

Answer:

Melt & Pour soap does have a tendency to “sweat”. Try adding 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera liquid, per pound of base, at the same time as adding your scent and colorant. This works for both clear and opaque. In addition to its beneficial effect, Aloe Vera makes the base even softer and more “pliable” than it already is.

Depending upon how pliable you want the finished product to be, you can add either, ½ -1 teaspoon of Jojoba Oil or a “pinch” (approximately 1/8 tsp.) of Stearic Acid, per pound of base. The Jojoba Oil works with either clear or opaque bases. Stearic Acid has a tendency to “dull” clear M&P, so you may prefer to use it only with opaque M&P.