Dimensions: 3.625" x 2.375" x 1.25" Cavities: 4Cavity Capacity: 6 ozMold Material: FDA approved polystyrene plastic, 5% rubber
After having some failed attempts with cold processed soaping, I gave myself a break as a beginner and whipped up some melt and pour once this mold arrived. I added some of Bramble Berry's activated charcoal and a frankincense oil and it turned out beautifully! I was really psyched squealed like a child at the finished result, and it was worth missing my Zumba class getting it out of the mold. Pardon the geek out moment, but this is a really cool mold! Yes, I will say that was a bit of a challenge getting it out, but I found the key was to turn it upside down and push on the bottom, and it will eventually come out. It's sturdier than it seems.You have to be patient but it's worth it as it looks mystical and just downright gorgeous! Thanks Bramble Berry xoxo
This product was a waste of money. I used the lye calculator for the recipe. After pouring and drying the soap got stuck in the mold. The mold is so hard you can’t even push it out. I’m throwing it in the garbage, because that what it’s good for. I also contact support and they never got back to me, maybe they’re really busy. This was my first and last experience, I’m glad; I bought a small order to start off with. The shipping was costly, but the sample made up for the money I spent on the mold.
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Mike! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. With cold process soap, your recipe may take 1-2 weeks to unmold. To speed this process up, you can use more hard oils in your recipe, like coconut oil or palm oil. Adding 1 tsp. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water can help speed that up as well. You can read more about that in this Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate. After your soap is hardened, pull gently on the sides to break the air lock. Then, press gently on the back of the mold with the palm of your hand or your thumbs.Also, it looks like you emailed Thursday and our customer service department responded Friday. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue.
This is a stunning mold! You can't be prepared for how powerful the imagery looks once it is made. This mold looks great with a honey-based melt-and-pour. I have a recipe that I would like to share. I add a little gold mica powder to that base when using The Eye of Horus mold, and a drop of frankincense powder and essential oils like myrrh or amyris. I call this my Bar of Kings. This soap also looks beautiful in dark tones, I made a cocoa butter soap with it and added a deeply-colored cocoa powder and it was sumptuous. It is a great design, the lines are elegant. Very large and strong mold that will be with me a long time. And Brambleberry's staff is very cheerful and professional, I like this store.
I used this mold on a rebatch of cold process mixed with some extra glycerin, oil, and fragrance, so I wasn't sure how clear the impression would be. It came out very well, with the eye AND the background detail showing very clearly. (It's actually much clearer than it looks to be in the picture here.)
These "heavy duty" molds are my first choice. Every one I've used has produced good detail in the soap and they release cleanly. I also like that most of them make a big bar--5 oz or more. They're a teensy bit brittle, so extra care is required when unmolding, but they're still my favorite.
This mold is great with lapis-colored soap, and popular with people interested in archaeology, New Age, Africa, etc. Releases and cleans well.
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