Directions: Melt & Pour Soap: Pour melted soap at a temperature no hotter than 135ºF into mold. Cool until soap has hardened. Remove soap from mold. For easier unmolding, place into freezer for 30 minutes, and then immerse bottom of the mold in hot water for a few moments. Do not use cooking spray to coat mold.
Cold Process Soap: Coat the mold with cooking spray. Pour soap at trace into mold. After 24 hours, flip mold over onto a clean surface. Gently push the back of the mold until the soap begins to release then pull the soap out of the mold with a gloved hand. Allow soap to cure for 4-8 weeks. Note that some CP soap recipes may require a week to harden enough to remove from the mold. If this is the case with your recipe, we recommend adding sodium lactate to your recipe to assist with creating a harder bar faster.
Lotion Bars: Pour melted lotion bar mixture into mold cavities at a temperature no hotter than 135ºF. Allow mixture to solidify. Flip mold over onto clean surface. Gently push back of mold until lotion bar begins to release then pull bar out of mold.
Wash in warm, sudsy water. Please avoid the dishwasher because that can warp your molds or make them brittle.
COMMENTS: I have been making cp soap for well over a decade and have used all kinds of molds. I recently have begun using plastic molds because of the styles offered and feel they work well for my business. This beautiful mold was a freebie, and I had wonderful success with it. My soap recipe does include plenty of hard oils and sodium lactate for these kinds of molds. I also gelled the soap which I feel helps the release factor. In addition, I put it into the freezer for a half hour before popping the soap out. Not a detail was marred! I will add that I think fragrance oil choice can affect the release factor in plastic molds. I have been working with plastic molds extensively for the last few months and notice a couple of fragrance oils routinely make release more difficult. Most of the time the soap pops out fine the next day. This has to be the most detailed mold I've ever used for cp, but I had no problems. My soap came out beautifully! I will probably be ordering another one.
PRODUCT USED IN: Soap - Cold Process
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