- covered my peak topped soap mold as much as possible
- sprayed tops with alcohol
- dipped ash covered soap in a water bath
- steamed the ash with a kettle
Well, a few weeks ago I read somewhere in Soaper's Blogland about a method someone used to more effectively steam away soda ash. They created a dome of sorts around their ash covered soap along with a steaming cup of water, left it for about 20 minutes and, ta-da! no more soda ash!! I tucked that tidbit of info into the back of my mind. (My deepest apologies to the wonderful soap maker who blogged about this - I can't remember who you are. Please stand up and take credit if you are in the room!)
Then I made some gingerbread embeds that I hoped to use in a seasonal soap that I was planning. And sure enough, Soda Ash showed up!
|My poor disfigured soda ash covered Gingerbread boys.|
Oh, Soda Ash, why???
It was time to try this new-found trick.
|Ring around the steaming water bowl|
|The only 'dome' I could find - it fit.|
|After 20 minutes I removed the 'dome'. Don't they look GREAT?!|
|Thirty minutes later they are dry and still look great!|
I am a happy soaper!!!