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how to join used soap bars? Answered

can I microwave them?

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SeattleBlooms (author)2010-01-08

You can also use a cheese grater to break the pieces down into smaller bits, add a few tablespoons of water to make them all wet, and put them in the microwave on low for 3-5 minutes (stirring occasionally).  This will soften the mixture into a goo that can be put into some sort of mold (like a plastic dairy container) to harden again into a larger bar.  Or shave them up and use them for laundry soap.

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artquilter (author)2009-02-16

Use a piece of old nylons (pantyhose). Cut off a 10 inch length so you have a tube. Knot one end. Put your soap pieces inside this. Knot the other end...close to the soap. Cut off the excess length. Use like it's a bar of soap!

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SFHandyman (author)artquilter2009-02-18

This is an excellent suggestion. Thanks.

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jtobako (author)2009-02-16

I just use them, then squish them together and let them dry. I've seen a product that is basically a hamburger press but meant for soap-you put the wet scraps in and press them together.

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purduecer (author)2009-02-16

just set one on top of the other and run some hot water over em, should get em to fuse together. I would be cautious about microwaving them, that sounds like it has the potential to be a bit messy

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