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Arimara

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I wanted to get one of those myself. Maybe you should run this through a calc with less oils than what the mold says it holds. I hope you get a better answer though.
 

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I never decrease my recipe when I add salt, I just have a few other molds ready - more soap, more fun :)
 

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I generally use individual molds so don't usually worry about it. However, when I do use the log mold I do the same as above. Just have some extra molds ready to go.
 

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Well I'm surprised the consensus is to...."just have an extra mold handy for the leftovers", but not at all disappointed! :grin: That is the type of thinking I usually live by (as in...do it the easy way as long as no one gets hurt!), but
thought I'd try to step up my game a little in order to shed some of my "beginner" habits. (or what I thought were beginner habits!) Good to know I'm in good company!

Thanks everyone!
 

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Well I'm surprised the consensus is to...."just have an extra mold handy for the leftovers", but not at all disappointed! :grin: That is the type of thinking I usually live by (as in...do it the easy way as long as no one gets hurt!), but
thought I'd try to step up my game a little in order to shed some of my "beginner" habits. (or what I thought were beginner habits!) Good to know I'm in good company!

Thanks everyone!
It's certainly not a "80% salt = 80% more soap" calculation - I use about 70% soap and it only fills my moulds a little more than usual
 

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You remember that mold (see link, first post) - it's still a great mold - but be warned about using for salt bars! I went to cut them when gel had firmed up enough and had quite a fight trying to get the silicone mold out
of the wood part. I assume the heat made it expand enough to keep it stuck tight.

But I am now the proud creator of 18 bars of successful salt bars - cut not a moment too soon. (used Irish Lass's recipe with coconut milk and cut at 3 hours)

Now....I have to wait how long to cure them? :roll: (what was I thinking??)
 

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