Saturday, 5 May 2012

How NOT to Remove Soap from an Unlined Mould


Brute force?  Doesn’t work… it can actually destroy moulds…
Running a little hot water over the mould?  Works brilliantly…
Happy Experimenting!!
xo Jen

19 comments:

Traci R said...

Wow. They look great. Do you grease or line your mold?

Celine Blacow said...

Love your moulds!

Michelle Somers said...

That mold is so cool looking. I love anything that is clear.

Michelle

Coco said...

Lesson learned, eh? :) Soap looks stunning!

Michelle said...

That looks like a fun mold! Cool to be able to see the soap right through it.

Pam said...

Love the soap, but wonder is the mold glass? It looks like a vase I once had! Brutality in soap? Who knew! LOL

Mika said...

Great idea Jennifer!! I will try next time! thank you:)
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Mika

Jennifer Young said...

Traci R, I do like these moulds, but has been a challenge to get the soap out until now. First I tried lining them, but that was a challenge and the soap came out not very smooth. Without lining, and no, no grease, the soaps come out AWESOME. Just how to get them out? They need to be not too hard, and running warm water over them helps too. Here is the link to the moulds if you wish to purchase - http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/cafe-de-savon/item/a1090701/
Thanks for your comment!! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Celine, Thanks for your comment. So glad you like them!! See link above if you wanted to purchase any. It is the same place I got my soap cutter. xo Jen

Michelle, Thanks for your comment!! I like these moulds as well, but it has taken a while to discover exactactly how to get the soap out! xo Jen

Coco, Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! xo Jen

Michelle, So glad you like the moulds. Now that I got the hang of getting the soap out, I really like them too. Thanks for commenting! xo Jen

Jennifer Young said...

Pam, Thanks for your comment! No it isn't glass. It is a really hard plastic. This is what happened when the soap got too hard in the mould, couldn't get it out so I asked my husband to help... he just wouldn't give up until it was completely shattered!! Oh well, live and learn! xo Jen

Mika, Thanks for your tips as well. I am finally comfortable with getting the soap out... thank you!! xo Jen

Natural Aroma Handmade Soaps said...

Your new moulds look great, but what a hard way to learn how to get them out, so glad you've found how to tackle them:)

Polly McNamara said...

Great soap and great mould!! Your husband sounds like mine - determined not to be beaten by anything. Glad you worked out how to get the soap out in the end xx

Shieh Design Studio said...

Interesting! I thought when you said run hot water at the mold first before taking the soap log out. you meant freeze it then run hot water to release it. You don't freeze it first?

Jennifer Young said...

Natural Aroma, Thanks for your comment... yeah it was rough accepting that my mould got broken, but it is all in the name of experimenting! Shouldn't happen again! xo Jen

Polly, Thanks for commenting... yes our husbands do sound similar! We are both pleased I found a simpler way...

Shiegh, Thanks for your comment! I have tried freezing a few times, then the hot water, but it didn't work for me. Simply running hot water has been working very well. xoxo Jen

Anne-Marie said...

Yikes! Hope you didn't hurt yourself. But in the end, you figured it out and your soap looks great.

Jennifer Young said...

Anne-Marie, Thank you for your comment. No one was hurt, well maybe my husband got a minor cut... but we are okay!! Thanks! xo Jen

Traci R said...

Hi Jen - thanks for the link. I'm going to check it out now!

Caitlin said...

Oh no! I'm glad everything worked out in the end :)
Caitlin

Jennifer Young said...

Traci, Hope you get the mould if you want it and hope it works well for you! xo Jen

Caitlin, Thanks for your comment! xo Jen

Everyone - UPDATE - best way to get the soap out of the unlined soap mould... don't wait 24 hours!! It comes out a lot easier when soft. I still learn something new about soaping every day!!! xoxo Jen