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Soap Mold Plans?
September 12, 2011
1:45 pm
Clarkston, WA
Big Chicken
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Hi All,

I didn't get to make my soap mold at the retreat but have all the stuff coming (soon!) to get started.  I was wondering what the plans were to make a 2lb mold with cutter.  My hubby loved my soap (6% fat with just cedarwood EO) so I'm going to make a batch per weekend until I have around 52 bars. 


From reading above it sounds like I should store it, unwrapped in a shoe box so it can breathe.  Should I ever wrap it?


Can't wait!!



Suzanne, Dede & CindyP made me do it...HAHAHAHA!

September 12, 2011
1:56 pm
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I have some that I bought several (6 1/2) years ago and just “found” in a box this past week that was wrapped in some small squares of muslin cut with pinking shears and tied/wrapped loosely with rough twine.  That seems to have worked so well that it's how I'm going to do any I make from now on.  All but one of the bars was perfectly nice, that one I just had to run under water to get the cloth off where it stuck, and then rinse the cloth! 

Located in N.E. Ohio

September 12, 2011
2:46 pm
Hart, MI
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Since you were at the Retreat (and 52 admitted he didn't know there were handouts to give out to everyone in Woodworking), I emailed you the handout!

No, you never need to wrap it.  It will shrink as more water evaporates out of it, but that just makes a harder bar and less likely to “melt” in water as fast.  Homemade soap needs to “breathe”.

I tried to show everyone….but there was 1 of my bars in that basket of soap that was sticky.  That's what happens when it can't breathe.  I found it inside of a plastic shoebox, that another shoebox had fit down into it instead of sitting across the top.  I'll rebatch all of the soap that was in that container.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

September 13, 2011
12:30 am
Big Chicken
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odear cindy,

  could u send me the plans as well?  

   I have my husband squinting at the pictures and he just laughs at me…and says…

”  the pringle chip can worked fine,  babe !”  

  NONONO… I must make a soap mold.  There wasn't enough time to do everything !  Thank GOD!  there will be another workshop. 

   and not reading everyting properly..I put my bars in baggies with open tops…

  but i will get them outta there tomorrow !    I love the muslin idea…

     my new soap from this weekend is still drying,  I think…peppermint delicious !  but I made it in a cute  tiny sandal shoe box…just perfect size…


October 6, 2015
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I am new to soap making and have been wrapping my soaps individually in coffee filters. The Avery labels stick really well to the filter and they look pretty. Should I just be leaving them unwrapped in boxes?

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