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Question:

I am interested in your Soap Shaper. However, I do M&P. Will it work for this? Do I have to be really strong to press the soap through the shape?

Answer:

No, our Soap Shaper will Not handle M&P Soap. It works well with CP Soap. Since the majority of our customers are women, all of our equipment is designed so that a small-framed woman should have no trouble operating it. With respect to our Soap Shaper, the leverage and pressure applied by the trigger mechanism is quite good.  We would not anticipate that you would have any challenges in this respect.

 

Question:

How do I get my left-over scraps of soap soft enough to be reshaped using your Soap Shaper?

Answer:

You grind it up using a meat grinder.  If your soap is fresh, it should be easy to grind.  If not, you can spritz your soap with water while you are grinding it to make it as soft and as pliable as you want.  Then you stuff your ground up soap into the Soap Shaper Tube and from there, you just press it out into the soap design of your choice.  We have a nice selection of stock designs but we can also make you a custom design.

 

Question:

We are having a small problem with our Soap Shaper the soap splits and curls at the edges. Do you know how we can
prevent this?

Answer:

It could be that your Soap Shaper Mold is turned around the wrong way. There is a slight taper in the mold shape that reduces the size of the soap as it exits the mold shape. The narrowest end goes out.

 

The problem could be that it is not ground enough. When you grind it up, spritz it with water as you grind. You don't want it extremely soft but the particles must be thoroughly incorporated and blended. Sometimes when the soap is very hard and old you have to run it through the grinder twice.

 

Question:

The Soap Shaper intrigues me. Can you explain how it works; particularly, with scraps of cold process soaps as I have not been able to find a use for these so far. ? I'm assuming you dampen them (during grinding) with a bit of water and then somehow stuff it in the Soap Shaper...? Or must the scraps be melted as in re-batching and then put in the Soap Shaper...?

Answer:

You are mostly correct. You grind the waste scraps of soap in a meat grinder, spritz with water as necessary, making a smooth pliable, consistency. You then put it in the tube, replace the cap and mold shape, then squeeze the trigger. Loading the tube is easier if you pat the soap into round, fat, sausage like shapes, so they fit right into the tube. You do not melt the soap.

 

Question:

I grind my left over pieces of soaps with a salad shooter. Have you ever used one of those?

Answer:

These do not work at all. The salad shooter will not crush the particles and this is what makes the soap elastic and pliable. Properly ground soap will compress into the nozzle and ring evenly, making a nice clean extrusion.

 

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