8" Vertical Column Soap Molds - Free Priority Shipping in the US only. International Shipping for flat rate runs between $50-60. Please contact me for a quote, before purchasing if you are not in the United states. Each kit will come with 2x 3" x 8" PVC Vertical Column Mold. 2 Rubber Caps with tightening hose clamps. I will fold the rubber inside to ship. You must place the hose clamps on the cap, once they arrive. You loosen the hose clamp, and press down firmly to ensure the mold is touching the bottom of the cap. Once your batch is ready to get out of the mold, loosen the hose clamp and pull off the cap. I always get my batches to gell, no liner needed. Place inside the freezer about 1 hour and pop your soap out. You can slam your mold onto a hard service to break loose. The mold will break if to much force is used. These are smaller molds for different designs. Soap Challenge for Dec. 2020 is Lollipop and these will work perfect.
Basic. 20 Coconut, oil 40 Lard, 40 olive oilHere is my recipe. 20 Coconut, 15 Lard, 10 Cocoa, 5 Shea, 37 Olive, 8 Sunflower, 5 Caster. Using 1 teaspoon Sodium Lactate per lb. 5% Super Fat and 30% or less Water. I soap at 90 Degrees Fahrenheit. You want to play with your calculator to have a 40:60 Ration or close to on Sat and Unsat Fats.
USING A FUNNEL
You want to use a funnel to hold the rod in place in the center. You want to mix batter, to Medium light trace. To thin the colors will mix and no patterns. To thick and will not pull patterns. Pour alternating colors. (Best results are contrasting colors from light to dark.)
Using Squeeze Bottles
Please watch tree Marie Soap on you tube showing how to centerAlso, there is another video by Mountain Goat Soap CompanyYou can use extensions (Pipettes) to center. See Videos. Use 16oz Wide Mount bottle with Lip. 5ml or 7ml tapers to 3ml Pipettes Use tape if you are unable to get a snug fit.
Figuring out you Volume for your mold.Pi (3.14) x Radius x Radius x Length x .4 = OZ. SO, in a 3" PVC mold the Radius is 1.5"If you use lbs. in Soap calc. Take your oz. and divide by 16. 16oz in a lb. So, let us say my mold is 13" tall. Here is the mathPI (3.14) x 1.5 x1.5 x 13 x.4 = 36.738oz. Want lbs. 36.738/16 = 2.296lbs. Round up or under.
GELLING YOUR MOLD
After you pour you need to gel. If you did not line your mold, gel, or water discount you will have to wait days to unmold.This is the key of getting the loaf out of the tube. If your mold will fit in your oven upright, use it. Put oven to 170, put plastic wrap over the top and shut off, Don’t over heat in oven, PVC will melt.I like to use buckets with heating pads. I place my mold inside, turn on heating pad and cover with another bucket. I watch for gel and do not let it get to hot or you will get tunnels.
REMOVING FROM A PVC MOLD
Once cooled, you can place inside the if freezer it will not break loose. 1 hour. I drop the mold on a hard surface to break loose. If it is still stuck but moves some, I use soup can push inside PVC MOLD to pop it out. If soap it is still frozen, wait for it to thaw before you cut.
Best ResultsPour Batter in center, alternating colors. Batter should be medium light trace.To Thick, will not pour. To thin, colors will mix, no results.Use a slow-moving recipe. Do not use Essential oils that speed up trace.Videos to watch.
VIDEOS TO WATCH - Channel -
Snif Natural soap making Natural Cold process Flower Soap Sink Strainer Pull Funnel Pour Technique 3" Plant Color By Chass WF
THE ORIGINAL Screen Lift Swirl with J. Cyr (later known as pull pour through technique)Channel -
Tree Marie Soap works How to Make Kaleidoscope Pull Through Cold Process Soap Technique (Technique Video #21)Channel -
Holly Kapa Mera SoapSoap Making Pour Pull Through Technique - Soap Challenge Club