Using 3D Designer Soap Moulds

Details

Our 3D soap moulds are used to create professional, double-sided, Melt & Pour Glycerin Soaps, and Cold Processed Soaps.  These strong and durable moulds are manufactured from 1.5 mm thick, heavy duty ABS plastic, which is food safe and FDA approved.  The ABS moulds can withstand casting temperatures of up to 90°C, and have excellent chemical resistance.

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What You'll Need:

  • 2 Part 3D Soap Mould and 2 Heavy Duty Elastic Bands
  • Soap Base - either part of your CP Batch, or Melt & Pour Base
  • Fragrance and/or Essential Oils
  • Suitable Colourants
  • Pyrex Measuring Cup or Sturdy Plastic Jug
  • Small Knife


Pour the Soap


Melt & Pour Soap - After melting the soap base, add any fragrance and colourant, and ensuring that it isn't over 60°C. Pour the soap slowly and steadily into the mould. Tap on the bench to release any air pockets.

Cold Process Soap - After preparing the soap batter, pour the soap at a light trace, slowly and steadily into the mould.  Tap on the bench to release any air pockets.

Tips:

  • Overfill the mould cavity by pouring excess soap 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 mould onto the table to release any trapped air, and if necessary, refill the funnel reserve. Unmould & trim the 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 mould (icecube  tray style)
  • To trim the 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 edges

Unmoulding Melt and Pour Soap:  Most soap base can be unmoulded from our two-part moulds in 4 hours at room temperature. To expedite the unmoulding time, after the soap solidifies, chill it within the mould by placing it into the freezer for 15 minutes, or into the refrigerator for 1 hour.  This will make the soap much easier to unmould, and in a fraction of the time at room temperature.

Unmoulding Cold Process Soap:  It is recommended to let the soap set in the moulds for as long as necessary, usually 24 hours, until the soap has sufficiently solidified.  Sodium Lactate Plus will help unmoulding and leave a shiny finish.  Use the freezer if necessary, cold process soap is very robust!

Cleaning your 3D Moulds:  To clean the 3D moulds, wash them in warm soapy water

Please note: Although able to withstand high temperatures, some moulds can warp in the dishwasher, so it is safest to wash the moulds in the sink in warm soapy water.


Making Soap on a Rope Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how easy and fun it is to make your own professional Melt and Pour Soap and Cold Process Soap on a Rope, using our two-part 3D moulds and Soap Ropes which are just perfect for this process.

Soap on a Rope fits conveniently around shower rose or handles.  It's also a great product for anyone with mobility problems, as you can hang the soap over your arm while you bathe or shower. Soap dries faster, and lasts longer.  These make fabulous, professional looking gifts too.

 

What You'll Need:


  • 1 x 2 part 3D soap mould and heavy duty elastic bands
  • 1 soap rope
  • Soap base - either part of a cold process batch, or Melt & Pour Base

  • Fragrance and/or essential oils
  • Suitable Colourants
  • Pyrex or microwave safe jug
  • Small knife


Measure the Rope


Measure the length of rope necessary to embed the rope half-way into the bar, to the top of the funnel.
Once you have poured the soap insert the tabbed end of the rope into the funnel, allowing it to rest supported to ensure it sets straight.  If you catch it under the elastic band, ensure it is still sitting in the middle of the bar inside the mould
The follow the usual instructions for 3D mould use

 

Tips:

  • Overfill the mould cavity by pouring excess soap 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 mould onto the table to release any trapped air, and if necessary, refill the funnel reserve. Unmould & trim the 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 mould (icecube  tray style)
  • To trim the 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 edges

Unmoulding Melt and Pour Soap:  Most soap base can be unmoulded from our two-part moulds in 4 hours at room temperature. To expedite the unmoulding time, after the soap solidifies, chill it within the mould by placing it into the freezer for 15 minutes, or into the refrigerator for 1 hour.  This will make the soap much easier to unmould, and in a fraction of the time at room temperature.

Unmoulding Cold Process Soap:  It is recommended to let the soap set in the moulds for as long as necessary, usually 24 hours, until the soap has sufficiently solidified.  Sodium Lactate Plus will help unmoulding and leave a shiny finish.  Use the freezer if necessary, cold process soap is very robust!

Cleaning your 3D Moulds:  To clean the 3D moulds, wash them in warm soapy water

Please note: Although able to withstand high temperatures, some moulds can warp in the dishwasher, so it is safest to wash the moulds in the sink in warm soapy water.

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