Cavity Dimensions: 3/4" (height) X 2" (diameter)Cavities: 6 Cavity Capacity: 1.25 ozMold Material: Polyethylene terephthlate glycol-modified (PETG) plastic
I use these mini guest molds to make lotion bars, and they're the perfect size and shape for that! The "but" comes in when I try to get the bars out of the molds. It seems like I'm constantly damaging the design on top, so I can maybe get 10 "good" lotion bars from a batch that makes 16 bars total! It helps to leave it overnight, or put it in the freezer for a few hours, but even then, I may get 12 good bars from a batch of 16. Wish there was a plain one, without a design. I'd buy about 10 of them and use it constantly!
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Carly! I'm so glad our Guest Mini Peppermint Candy Mold is the perfect size and shape for your lotion bars! Though, I'm sorry you're having problems keeping the design intact. It definitely can be hard to unmold lotion bars that have a design on them since they are a softer product than soap. I will email you to help troubleshoot!
These are so very cute, but impossible to get the soap out. I currently have soap in these molds (and the snowman molds) that I cannot for the life of me get out. Please help!!!
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Audrey! With melt and pour soap, this can take up to 24 hours to unmold. To get your soap out, pull on the sides of each cavity to break the air lock. Then, flip the mold over and press gently on the back with your thumbs or the heel of your hand. You can also pop the molds in the freezer for about 15 minutes. That should help them pop out.
I have the ladybug, snowman, and this mold and they make very cute soaps. But they are horrible when it comes to getting the soap out of the mold. I just made the peppermint candy soap, and after repeated 20 min. sessions in the freezer and running under hot water, and two very sore thumbs, I finally managed to get all six soaps out. I'd like to make more of these for the holidays, but I can't afford the time it takes. Is there a better option?
Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Carolyn! I'm sorry this mold wasn't your favorite. If you're making melt and pour soap, it can take up to 24 hours to unmold your soap. For cold process soap, it can take up to 1-2 weeks. To speed up this process, you can use more hard oils in your recipe, like coconut oil and palm oil. You can also add 1 tsp. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. You can read more about sodium lactate in this Sunday Night Spotlight: Sodium Lactate blog post. I'll be emailing you personally to help out!
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