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!