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Does anyone have a problem with getting scents out of your silicone molds? Is there a process to getting it out?
Also, any advice on getting your hardened soap out of plastic mold, other than freezer time?
 

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I don't even try to get scents out anymore, nothing I tried helped.
The scent doesn't transfer to the new soaps so it shouldn't be a issue.

You can try greasing your plastic molds will a little mineral oil, very little. You just want a super thin layer.
 

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A warning: Many people on other forums will suggest Isopropyl for getting the smell out, but don't follow that advice! It will shorten the lifespan of the mold.
 

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Thank you all for the great advise.

I don't even try to get scents out anymore, nothing I tried helped.
The scent doesn't transfer to the new soaps so it shouldn't be a issue.

You can try greasing your plastic molds will a little mineral oil, very little. You just want a super thin layer.
Thank you for your help
 

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You can put them in the oven in 250F for about 30 minutes. Smell comes right out of the molds. However, now your oven will smell like FO, and that will affect the taste of your food. 🤮

Ask me how I know... ok, I’ll tell you. 😂

I bought some molds from a destash FB group. Never imagined that they’d come smelling like cheap perfume that permeated the house even while stored in plastic bags. I’m chemically sensitive, and most FOs give me headaches.

That meant it was either get the smell out, or get rid of the new molds. Had I known how long it would take to get the perfume smell out of my oven, I would have tossed the molds. Live and learn.
 

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I just wash my molds with water, and while there is a residual scent in the mold, I've yet to notice it transfer to a new bar of soap. I do only use essential oils at relatively low concentrations though.
 

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I just wash my molds with water, and while there is a residual scent in the mold, I've yet to notice it transfer to a new bar of soap. I do only use essential oils at relatively low concentrations though.
I agree that it doesn't transfer into other soaps. The issue for me was that I couldn't bear having that smell in my house. Unfortunately I made the problem worse by transferring it from the molds to my oven! If I ever had to do that again, I'd use the bbq outside to de-stink the molds, and then let it burn for a good long time to get the smell off the bbq. In a very far corner of the yard, haha!
 
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You can put them in the oven in 250F for about 30 minutes. Smell comes right out of the molds. However, now your oven will smell like FO, and that will affect the taste of your food. 🤮

Ask me how I know... ok, I’ll tell you. 😂

I bought some molds from a destash FB group. Never imagined that they’d come smelling like cheap perfume that permeated the house even while stored in plastic bags. I’m chemically sensitive, and most FOs give me headaches.

That meant it was either get the smell out, or get rid of the new molds. Had I known how long it would take to get the perfume smell out of my oven, I would have tossed the molds. Live and learn.
Oh man...that stinks! Literally. 🤪
 

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You can put them in the oven in 250F for about 30 minutes. Smell comes right out of the molds. However, now your oven will smell like FO, and that will affect the taste of your food. 🤮
THIS is why I don't want to CPOP anymore. Especially since the oven is brand new and an expensive induction that the man splurged on for me.

Hope
 

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You can put them in the oven in 250F for about 30 minutes. Smell comes right out of the molds. However, now your oven will smell like FO, and that will affect the taste of your food. 🤮

Ask me how I know... ok, I’ll tell you. 😂

I bought some molds from a destash FB group. Never imagined that they’d come smelling like cheap perfume that permeated the house even while stored in plastic bags. I’m chemically sensitive, and most FOs give me headaches.

That meant it was either get the smell out, or get rid of the new molds. Had I known how long it would take to get the perfume smell out of my oven, I would have tossed the molds. Live and learn.
That idea has never came to mind before and I am glad you shared this story. Saved me two potential headaches *perfumy ovens, ugh 🤢*.
 

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