New Mold! 7


I am thrilled to announce that I have a new mold! Yea! This is a fairly simple mold that one of the guys in the warehouse put together for me. What did he do? Well, he went to the hardware store and got a 2′ section of pre-cut PVC pipe in 3″ diameter. He also got an end cap. He also got one that it that is 2′ long and 2″ in diameter to use as a plunger. How cool is that? 

I coated the end of the tube and inside of the cap with Vaseline. I did this because I want to be able to remove the cap and get my soap out. Work the end cap on and off a few times so it won’t stick. Also, don’t store the mold with the end cap on. It makes it harder to get off. So far so good. Remember to use a non-saponifiable oil to coat the inside of the mold. You don’t want your mold to have a one time use!

Monday, I am going to test my mold for the first time. Don’t miss out! This is going to be an experience… and an experiment. 😉 See you there!

Taylor

My New Mold!

Coating the Tube with Vaseline

Coating Cap with Vaseline

Putting Cap on Tube

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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7 thoughts on “New Mold!

  • tamithornton

    Special teflon liners are available… from another vendor… which makes using these round molds a snap!!! Perhaps MMS will also want to carry these molds and liners??

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  • Julie Marcil

    I use those ABS tube for most of my CP soap. They work very well and make nice round soap!
    So far I have use one 3 inch in diameter about 10 inches long with a rubber mechanical cap (fernco cap as call by plumber) at one end.
    Taylor, I am curious to see how a 2 foot long tube will work. I always have to put mine in the freezer for the soap to slide down easily.

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  • bluebutterflz

    What exactly would a non-saponifiable oil be? I’ve always heard of using butcher paper in tubes. But what would also work to line these?

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  • shadow

    I thought those black ones had some kind of a coating in them that would cause the lye to “eat” it and leave flecks in your soap! Perhaps I was misinformed?? Will have to see what your soap looks like, Taylor, when you show us next week.

    And, I agree, Julie, I’ve had to use only 1 foot long, as my freezer isn’t that large!! Then, I drop them on the concrete, and they finally come out. I tried pushing the “round” through with a double walled jar and a broom handle. Wouldn’t recommend this. . . . . the jar BROKE the first wall and I was laughing so hard I almost made myself cry!! That’s when I discovered dropping them on the concrete helped. . . . . and that was the last time I used these!!

    Duhhhh, never thought of butcher paper, or even freezer paper. . . just got diffeent molds!!

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  • Andee

    A non-saponifiable oil would be mineral oil, silicone oil, or petroleum jelly. I’m not sure if using butcher paper would work to line these, but we can always give it a try!

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  • Raquel

    I am a copycat! I went and got some pipe(I had a 20.00 gift card to a hardware store) I am trying them out tomorrow. I like round soap better than rectangle soap.

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