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?
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
How do I get my
left-over scraps of soap soft enough to be reshaped using your
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.
We are having a small
problem with our Soap Shaper the soap
splits and curls at the edges. Do you know how we can
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.
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...?
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.
I grind my left over
pieces of soaps with a salad shooter. Have you ever used one of
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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