Shampoo Bar 'soap puck' molds?

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  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM #1

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    Howdy,

    Does one have to use a press to make the syndet shampoo bars? Is there a manual (cheaper) way of pressing them? I don; think i can get the puck molds here, but i can get moon cake molds. How can i ensure it is compressed enough in the mold, or does it not matter?

    Any advice appreciated.

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    I just used a regular single cavity silicone mold. The syndet recipe I used was fairly fluid, no pressing needed.
     
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    I use hand presser puck, your syndet must be kind of dry to do it. I found the weight the best weight for one puck it is 67 g , it gives me very nice bar, I got new one smaller one so again I will try to get the optimal weight it all depends what mold you use
     

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    My understanding is a press is necessary to form the syndet bars that aren't heated to melt the ingredients.

    If you do a melted type bar like I do, you can use any mold you'd use for regular soap. I have some small silicone molds that I use that make a 2-3 ounce bar (50-75 grams). I freeze the bars to unmold them and that works pretty well.
     
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    I use press cause it looks nice and feels nice in my palm. I melt my butter, bmts 50 ro bmts plus, cetyl , and on the very end I add some prills ;) more for the look of that than lather
     
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    I bought a "press mold" from Cada Soapery. I also heat my ingredients, but I find it works well if you use plastic wrap in between the mold & syndet mixture. It's sticky, but it turns out better than the ones I try to shove into molds.
     
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    I swipe mold with silicone then put into freezer for 25 min then unmold it, works ok
     
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    @KiwiMoose - If you know of or actually have a 3D printer, I can send you a link to a mold exactly like the Cada mold. That way you can have one made close to you and should be less expensive! Although - a mold is not a necessity if it's fluid enough, as others have said...
     
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    Ooh - we have a 3d Printer : )
    I don't imagine mine will be very fluid.
     
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    Thank you so much Deb! My step son has had a look at it and can make it for me no problem (he's the 3-D printer whizz-kid). I'm going to scale it down because I think I only need 6 cm. Do you use the 8cm size for shampoo bars? It seems a little big to me.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2019 at 1:52 PM #12

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    I use SCI Powder and not the noodles, then put them in the mold. Pop the in the freezer for a bit and they are ready. Used SwiftCraftMonkeys recipe at first and they turn out so nice bubbly without any harshness for the eyes. I don't pack mine in the molds because of all the extracts and other goodies. They even pass the test of dropping them from waste high with not breakage or crumbling.
     
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    @KiwiMoose I have the 8cm one and personally like the size. It fits well in my hand, if I want a 'smaller' bar, I just don't fill it up quite so much! Glad this is going to work for you!
     

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