They look great! HOw did you get them to unmold so well? I have NEVER had luck with using fancy molds for my CP... :cry:
What beautiful soaps and colors! What colorants did you use?
Thanks for the compliments!!
Here's how I did them. I don't prep the molds, just pour into them. I let them dry in the molds for several days - until I can see the soap beginning to pull away from the sides of the molds & I don't leave a finger print when pressed. Then, I put them in the freezer for about 1/2 hr. Once out of the freezer, I float the mold on hot water for a minute or so. Finally, turn the mold over & shake a bit. If they stick, back into the freezer.
They key is to let them harden & then get them cold enough. Also, I had better results if I filled the mold just a little below the top of the mold. Over-filled cavities were a real pain to get out.
I accidentally left my tester mold in the freezer overnight. The soap just slipped right out of it. After it thawed, it was fine & still smelled as good as the others. I wouldn't let them freeze, though, 'cause as the bar warmed to room temp, it sweated like crazy!!
For colorants I used ultramarines. The OM&H bars don't have any added colorant except for a sprinkle of nutmeg in the mold before pouring. The color is from the additives. I added colloidal oatmeal, coconut powder & honey powder at trace. This week they are a bit darker & looking even more like oatmeal with honey. I'm thinking the OM&H FO will cause them to turn darker as they cure. I just don't know how dark they'll get.