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« on: June 25, 2007 02:57:30 PM »

so thanks to the advice I got, I decided it was time to just remove myself from bath bombs, but I didnt want to waste them (they really do smell lovely) so I added them to a mixture of oil and melted shea butter to create bath melts....and now I cant get them out of the molds!

I have those flexible ikea ice cube trays and theyve been sitting in the freezer for about 1-2 hours. everytime I try to get them out they crack in the middle and they feel like theyd just flub (i cant think of a better word) out of shape.

any advice on how to get them out? should i just wait longer to try to get them out? it just feels like i did something wrong...
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007 10:56:46 PM »

After taking them out of the freezer and turning the mold upside down try putting a hot wet towel or wash cloth (gently wrung out)on the mold and press gently.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 10:14:56 AM »

Maybe the recipe needs to be adjusted a little. If the melt were slightly denser or harder it might not crack when you remove it from the mold. I would suggest adding more Shea Butter (If your Shea is very hard) or maybe adding a small amount of beeswax to the mix. Just be careful not to add too much wax or it won't melt in the bath water.

Also, depending on your recipe, they may harden up if they air-dry overnight. If you have a lot of powder in the recipe, the freezer's humidity may be causing them to crumble. I made some melts once from salt, starch and oil that hardened after being exposed to air for about 24 hours.

Good luck! I hope you can find a way to firm them up.
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