take your soap out of the mould, sit it on a clean surface such as a shelf or
table away from a radiator for the water to evaporate. Keep it away from any
damp areas which could prevent the evaporation. Do not cover your soap. Leave
for 1-2 weeks before you think of cutting it as it might be too soft and you
can’t achieve a good clean cut.
Use a sharp
knife, cheese wire or special soap cutter to cut your soap into bars. You can
buy all sorts of gadgets, cheap or expensive, to cut your soap but a good,
sharp kitchen knife does the job well.
Above you will see two easy cutters to use, these are cheap to buy at around £10 each. Alternately you can go for a more sophisticated cutter like the one below, which will cost you around £20.
Some of the
brought cutters are designed to shape your soap with a wavy look, some have
multi wires cutting several bars at one time, it is up to you how you prefer to
if you are using a mould with multiple sections no cutting will be required as
each bar pops out of the each section.
You can cut
your whole soap loaf all at once or you can cut a bar as you require it. If you
cut it all at once stand each bar separately so the air can circulate round to
help water evaporation – don not pile on top of each other.
has cured for at least two weeks will be easier to cut than soap that has been
left for six months.