Pros and Cons of Putting Soap in the Oven

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by jimandpj, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. jimandpj

    jimandpj New Member

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    I've never bothered to put my soaps in the oven after pouring. I've always just wrapped them in a towel and let them set 24 hours before unmolding and cutting.

    What are the pros and cons to putting them in the oven?

    Thanks,
    PJ
     
  2. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Quicker cure, the oven actually wicks some of the excess moisture out
    Gets a full and even gel to your soaps
    Barbara
     

  3. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    The cons to Barbara's pros....

    If you don't know the flash points of your scent you can ruin your scent.

    If you have heavy texture on the top of your soap too high of temp will cause them to flatten some.

    You can ruin your molds if they aren't heat safe.

    Another Pro though is to fix accelearted or riced soaps. In the oven for 2 hours it will calm it all down and give you even tops and pretty soap. Vicki
     
  4. jimandpj

    jimandpj New Member

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    Thanks - so can the Martha Molds handle the oven?

    PJ
     
  5. stacy adams

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    Uh, no, they can't... ask me how I know :sigh
     
  6. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    I put my Martha Molds in the oven and have for as long as I've used them. No problems here.

    Sara
     
  7. cmharris6002

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    I use MM's in the oven. I keep the temp around 150F and have never had a problem :D

    Christy
     
  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yep I use them in the oven but don't get them back up against the light bulb
     
  9. stacy adams

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    :/ Wonder what went wrong here... it took me forever to get the plastic off the grill in there.

    and that smell........ :nooo :sigh
     
  10. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Well Stacy you're not baking cookies. ;)

    What temp did you have the oven set at?

    Sara
     
  11. SherrieC

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    Sara .lol thanks for the laugh!
     
  12. Sondra

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    you just sit the MM on the racks not on a grill or a baking pan
     
  13. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    I must be doing something different as I also put my MM on a heavy duty cookie sheet.

    Sara
     
  14. Sondra

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    Well then Stacy's oven must be way off now mine is high so I don't leave the oven on 2 hrs before turning it off then letting sit all night with the door closed.
     
  15. NubianSoaps.com

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    Other than a couple of my scents, the lowest the new oven goes to is 170. I haven't had any problems with the molds, now it does seem to melt instead of force gel, so it can do a number on some of my textured tops. I only OP when I am running short on time. Vicki