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Topic: Fool-proof method to get CP soap out of MP molds  (Read 1303 times)
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« on: June 08, 2007 07:07:28 PM »

So I really try to not put CP soap in those plastic single molds that are better for MP, but I always seem to have a little bit extra after I fill my log molds and have to pour some into individual molds. I've had soap in molds for months because I couldn't get it out, until I tried this:

1. After pouring soap, cover with plastic wrap and press down into soap to minimize soda ash.
2. Put mold in freezer for several hours to overnight (I've left it in the freezer for several weeks and it doesn't hurt it, but it does begin to take on freezer odor...ew!)
3. Remove from freezer and turn upside down on counter.
4. Get a washcloth very wet, not dripping but do not ring out. Put in microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. IT WILL BE HOT. USE TONGS to remove.
5. Place HOT washcloth on upside down molds and press gently (with the tongs or another towel). Soon you will hear a POP! and soap will slide out. If not, gently push on back of mold. If it still doesn't easily slide out, re-heat washcloth and start over.

Of course, the smaller and less intricate your mold is, the easier it is to get out, If it's too intricate the design may be a bit mushy looking by the time you get it out (but so far, it still all comes out, I haven't lost any bits stuck to the mold.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 06:00:20 PM »

thanks for that... i've bookmarked this!

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 12:47:29 AM »

Bookmarking this in case I ever decide to ge into soapmaking! Grin

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007 04:36:49 AM »

what a great idea!! thanks! I had tried letting it sit in an inch of warm water, but that never  worked very well.

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