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How to Use 3-D Soap Molds

Posted by Administrator to Soap Making

 

How to use your 3D Soap Mold

In these step by step instructions you will learn how easy and fun it is to make your own professional 3D soap, using our two-part 3D molds.

 

The 3D Soap Molds will cast a double sided, three dimensional bar of soap, just like commercial store bought bars.

 

Supplies for making 3D Soap

Supplies You Will Need

 

  • Two-Part 3D Soap Mold
  • Soap Base
  • Fragrance Oil
  • Colorant
  • Pyrex Measuring Cup
  • Thermometer
  • Small Knife

 

 

Pour your Melt and Pour soap into your 3D Mold

Pour Your Soap

M&P - After preparing your M&P soap base, check the temperature with a thermometer, and verify that it is below 194°F, optimally 150-160°F. Pour the soap slowly and steadily into the mold.

Tips

Overfill the mold cavity by pouring an excess into the funnel. This will act as a reserve and eliminate any large air pockets from forming at the top of the bar.

 

Lightly tap the mold onto the table to release any trapped air, and if necessary, refill the funnel reserve.

 

Unmold and trim your soap from the mold

Unmold & Trim Your Soap

When the soap is ready to release, gently separate the two halves, until one side separates from the other. To release the soap from the remaining half, lightly and steadily twist the mold (ice tray style).

 

To trim your soap, score the cast on both sides with a small knife, where the funnel meets the bar. Then bend the funnel excess, back and forth until it breaks away from the bar. Lastly, trim the excess material or "flashing" from the bar.

Tips

Unmolding M&P Soap: Most M&P soap can be unmolded from our two-part molds in 4 hours at room temperature. To expedite the unmolding time, after the soap solidifies, chill it to 55-60°F within the mold by placing it into the freezer for 15 minutes, or into the refrigerator for 1 hour. This will make the soap much easier to unmold, and in a fraction of the time at room temperature.

 

 

Clean your 3D Soap Mold

Cleaning Your 3D Molds

To clean the 3D molds, you can wash them in warm soapy water, or in a dishwasher. If using a dishwasher, run the cycle without detergent, as this will etch the plastic over time.

 

Our 3D molds are manufactured from thick ABS, which has a continuous operating temperature of 194°F. This makes them dishwasher safe.

 

Please note: Not all soap molds are dishwasher safe, and therefore should only be washed in warm soapy water.

 


 
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