Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Using Rubbing Alcohol To Prevent Ash

I’ve always struggled with ash on the tops of my soaps. For a while I was covering it up by dusting the tops with mica, and while that worked, I really wanted to leave the soap natural sometimes. After trying a few different methods, I’ve found that I have the most success preventing ash by spraying the surface of the soap liberally with rubbing alcohol right after I pour, and then spraying the tops again liberally every ½ hour for the first 2 hours. I still experience a tiny patch here and there (most likely where I didn’t spray enough alcohol), but nothing like the heavy ash I was experiencing before. It works!


  1. Yay, I use 91%, it works really well. Always so nice to find something that works for what you want it to do!

  2. It's one of those things I wish I had tried sooner, would have saved me some grief!

  3. I do that also. But if you still get ash you can get rid of it by steaming the soap over hot water, either with the water kettle or the ironing thing. It works miracles, but mind your fingers, it gets very hot :-)



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