Before you start:
Wash everything with warm soapy water. Then wipe your work surface, molds, melting pitcher, and stirring utensil with rubbing alcohol or a 5% bleach solution to sanitize everything that will come in contact with your soap.
When you're done:
Once you have poured all your soaps it's time to clean up. It's best to do this while the leftover bits of soap are still slightly warm. If there is a thick coating on the surface of your pitcher try peeling the soap off, you can roll this into a little ball and test it right away! You can also use very warm water to rinse away the soap and a gentle scrub pad or brush to help loosen the left over pieces. Make sure you dissolve all the soap pieces or they may temporarily clog your drain!
To clean up left over fragrance, wipe away as much as you can with a clean paper towel then wipe down with rubbing alcohol. You don't want to pour any of the undiluted fragrance down the drain, it may damage your pipes! Once you've cleaned up all the fragrance you can use soap and warm water to remove any last traces of the scent.
Once your soaps are out of the mold you can wash these with warm water and and a gentle scrub pad or brush. If there is not much soap residue left in the mold you can add a little dish soap to speed up the cleaning process. Silicone molds are dishwasher safe however you may find water spots on them so it is best to hand wash both plastic and silicone molds to extend the life of the molds.
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