i have wooden and plastic slab molds. i am currently doing room temp c/p. with the plastic trays. i seal with plastic attached to cardboard to eliminate any lye ash. for my wooden molds i place an electric heating pad on a cookie sheet, (on the kitchen counter) then put the mold on...
just ordered some from www.soapsupplies.net will let you know when i get it. i've noticed that f/o's vary from vendor to vendor even if it's the same name. i really like the personal service i got from paige. she tries everything out in c/p and posts the results. she has a chart...
i have a couple of large sand dollars my father and i gathered shortly before he passed away. it would be so incredibly special to me if i could make them into soaps.
i'm sure just about everyone has a special little keepsake around the house.
i stumbled onto this at a culinary website. it features 3 kinds of easy mix supplies for making your own food grade silicone molds that set up in about 4 hrs.
i have some super detailed molds that i cant use for c/p. maybe if i pour them in wax, i...
are your heart molds a 6 muffin pan? i've been looking for a silicone heart shaped muffin pan for salt bars since forever. if so, would you mind sharing where to get them? i can only find red ones, and from what i've heard, red bleeds onto the soap.
i have some rose shaped muffin pans i do for my specialty soaps. i cover w/plastic and put in oven set on lowest setting for an hour or 2, depending on how many pans i use, then shut off and leave over night. the next morning i stick in freezer for an hour then unmold. they...
great looking soap! love your "assistant". i like the ripply top. how did you do that? most muffin pans have smooth bottoms. maybe when your soap gets harder you could wet the top, work up a little lather and then dip it in lavender buds. then leave to dry. i've seen some use clear...
omg!!! they have the most gorgeous soap molds i've seen! the roses, dalias and sea shells are just awesome!
a little spendy, but you would sure turn heads at a crafts fair, especially if they were made with high-end butters.
just ordered paul's new beveler/planer, but forgot to ask how long to wait before i use it. when the soap is still soft, or when it's hard?
and what does everyone do with their little soap scraps?
on and off since 1992. there is so much more info, techniques, and products available than when i started cp. the most fabulous is www.soapcalc i feel like a mad chemist. fragrances are much better too.
soapmaking is my "therapy"! such a sweet addiction! i get an attitude...