I use this mold for melt and pour only and I really like the design it leaves on my soap. I have used it several times and find that if I spray the mold with the isopropyl alcohol before pouring, it helps in the releasing process. This mold is perfect for making guest soaps, or sample bars. I save all of my scraps from other melt and pour projects and have used this mold for repurposing those scraps. It makes for a very interesting bar of soap that looks somewhat artful as the different colors and fragrances from past projects fuse together.
All I can say is this mold does not do the soap justice.....It's gorgeous!.....had a bit of a problem unmolding but just placed the
mold in the fridge for 1/2 an hour and tried again.......popped right out!...love it!
I am very disappointed in this mold. It's very pretty but very difficult to release the soap from it. I made my soap 2 weeks ago and still am not able to release all of the bars. It makes 3 bars. I was able to force two out 1 week after filling. The 3rd bar is still stuck even after sitting in the freezer for approx 10 minutes as suggested. I can also see from the underside, since it is clear plastic, that the design may even look damaged once removed. They cannot be reused again very quickly since the soap has to sit in the molds all that extra time before it can be released for curing.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Mary! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. Depending on your cold process recipe, it can take up to two weeks or more to release from this mold. You may like to add 1 tsp. per pound of oils of Sodium Lactate. It makes a harder bar of soap and helps it unmold earlier. You can also add a very thin coating of mineral oil to the mold before pouring. I'll be emailing you personally to resolve this issue!
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