Crock pot

button20July 13, 2010

Hello I am new to soap making, and I want to try MP rather than HP and CP,however, I recently bought MP goats milk base and was wondering if I could use a crock pot instead of the microwave or a double boiler to melt it? also I was wondering if it is possible to use the crock pot, what temp should the crock pot be on and how long do you thing a 1lb of GM base will take to melt, before I can add the additives?

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sara-s

I know that it is OK to use an electric melter, because I use one. What I use is a Presto Pot, because it has a real temperature dial (not just low/medium/high.) I set the temperature to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. It's not a good idea to go higher than that, because MP soap can boil out of the pot at around the boiling point of water.

BTW, you can also buy a Presto Pot that has been fitted with a spigot on the bottom, to get the soap out easily. Just do a web search fro "Presto Pot melter". A lot of sites call them wax melters, but they work fine for MP soap too.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 9:22AM
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Brent

I don't do M&P, but don't add the scent (if you're using some) if the M&P is too hot, you'll burn it off.

Maybe someone who does this regularly will pipe in with some tips.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2010 at 7:17PM
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