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    Default Can I remelt soap?

    I got a bunch of samples from Mama Bear, which by the way smell awesome. I opened the mail box and could smell it, not kidding. The rose soap smells like you have your nose in a flower, not kidding the best rose I have ever smelled. Anyway, the samples are in a little wedge shape, not the best for lathering.

    Can I melt the wedge into a mug and use? Microwave or boiler?

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    I haven't done it butfrom what I understand, you can melt glycerin soaps in the microwave (short bursts) with no I'll effect
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    Mama Bear's? Yep, it's meltable. Just stick it in a microwave-safe container and nuke it in short bursts. It's worth noting, however, that you can't you this to all soaps, just the glycerin melt & pour ones like Mama Bear and VDH Glycerin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum83 View Post
    Mama Bear's? Yep, it's meltable. Just stick it in a microwave-safe container and nuke it in short bursts. It's worth noting, however, that you can't you this to all soaps, just the glycerin melt & pour ones like Mama Bear and VDH Glycerin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13ALPHA View Post
    That's what I needed to hear! Thanks
    No problem! I'm glad I could help.

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    This is off the topic but I tried to melt my williams once, and it was bad. Very very bad. Do not ever try to melt a tallow soap. Just in case you were ever going to.

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    You can melt glycerine soaps, but not tallow soaps (such as williams). I have read that people have luck grating these (like a cheese) and then pressing it into a new shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamant View Post
    You can melt glycerine soaps, but not tallow soaps (such as williams). I have read that people have luck grating these (like a cheese) and then pressing it into a new shape.
    I have done this with a couple of tallow soaps and it does work very well.
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    Conlonel Conk. . .would those glycerin soaps apply too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDKingpin View Post
    Conlonel Conk. . .would those glycerin soaps apply too?
    Yes.

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    i did it to vdh select which i believe is not a glycerin and it worked great.

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    I've melted HBS and TGQ glycerine soaps into a glass container by sitting the container in a saucepan on the stove burner. It takes longer than the microwave, but you don't get any boilover either.

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    I put the sample in my mug and nuked it for 20s at a time until melted, then set in a sink of water to help cool. Worked great, will get two shaves from the sample.

    Loved the spicey lime by the way.
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