Silicone Column Mold: This innovative 2-piece silicone loaf mold makes round soap that is amazingly easy to unmold. The mold design makes use of extra thick silicone to keep the sides from bowing out and distorting the round shape. The interlocking seal is simple to use, no clamps or bands are needed. And of course, since it is made of silicone, this mold is extremely easy to release your soap and wash. As with most silicone molds, your cp soap may need an extra day or two in this mold to fully harden since the flexible silicone sides do not allow air inside the mold, which results in slower evaporation of water and hardening of your soap. Works well with melt & pour soap, too!
Tip: If making Cold Process soap in this (or any) silicone mold we recommend adding Sodium Lactate to your recipe. This will help to harden up your soap so that there won't be any dents or finger marks from unmolding the soap.
Please Note: To avoid any leaking make sure the interlocking seal is fully pressed together around the entire edge of the mold. For an extra secure seal use bulldog clips on each side to keep the mold secure even while being jiggled and moved.
Care of your mold: We recommend hand washing your mold.
Cavity Dimensions: 9-3/4" (length) X 2-3/4" (diameter)
Cavity Capacity: 34 oz
Check out a great tutorial on how to use this mold here.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Tom! I'm so glad you like our Silicone Column Mold. A space blanket would definitely help insulate your soap! Gel phase is purely an aesthetic issue, it does not affect the overall quality of your soap. Gelled soap tend to be more translucent and hold bright colors while non-gelled soap looks more muted. Find out more about gel phase in our Jazzed about Gel Phase blog post. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Stacey! I'm sorry this mold wasn't your favorite. We've found it works well for soap, as seen in this Oatmeal Milk and Honey Cold Process Soap. Because the seam runs along the bottom of the mold, we don't recommend tapping it. To help reduce air bubbles, you can pour your soap slowly down the side. I'll be emailing personally to resolve this issue!
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