Friday, October 23, 2015

Salty soap & Dividers

Chocolate Almond Soap, even with a huge amount of salt content comes out nicely cutup into 15 bars

When i make a batch of soap,i always add a ton of salt,either Himalayan or pacific sea salt.

There a number of great reasons for this, these two salts provide a better skin exfoliation, are loaded with 84 minerals and trace elements, may provide therapeutic benefit for a number of ailments such as, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, sinus conditions, herpes, acne, neurodermatitis, athlete’s foot, warts, insect bites, bronchitis, osteoporosis, and more, at least according to many health websites

The biggest reason that i love using these salts in soap however, is salts weird ability to act as Viagra for soap. It gets soap hard and keeps it that way, making a nice long lasting bar with rich dense lather.

The only downside to using high amounts of salt is how difficult it is cut after only a matter of hours. If you don't plan your un-molding correct, you'll end up with large solid brick that'll crumble when you try cutting her up. This is why dividers become a necessity when working with salty soap

you'll  need to cut:
4: 11 x 2 inch strips
2: 12 x 2 inches strips 

As in the pic above you'll need to cut a 1/8 inch slots halfway through the dividers at

for the 4 eleven inch strips: 3 1/2" & 7 1/2"
for the 2 twelve inch strips: 2 3/8",  4 3/4",  7 1/4",& 9 5/8"

these measurements are from left - right
with the 1/8` slot being made n the right hand side of your mark.

for instance, your 11`strips you will notch it between 3 & a half inches and 3 & three quarters

hopefully you will end up with something like this... anyways happy soaping

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