1.28.2013

new slab mold

I've been wanting a small slab mold.  My husband was going to make me one last summer (even bought the wood for it), but with packing and moving, he didn't have the time. The materials and tools are in storage now, and it probably would be this summer when he could get around to making it.  So....

I was browsing Etsy one day looking for one, and found a shop that sells them..the shop is called Medieval Soap. I especially liked how the mold had slats in them for easy cutting (and the utility knife comes with it too!).  I purchased the 9-bar slab mold...you can see the mold here.  Now that I have a slab mold, I wanted to do some swirling with my first batch.  I took some pics the next day after I unmolded the soap:


slab of soap


put back into the mold, to be cut


using the utility knife to cut bars


cut bars


Eucalyptus Spearmint
I used a bar planer to clean the bars up...even used it on the tops so that they weren't so bumpy.  This mold makes cute little chunky bars...perfect, as I like them that way! 

14 comments:

  1. Love how your soap turned out! The colors are so pretty. =)

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  2. That is a beautiful swirly slab Kalla! And how clever is that mold design, great price too!

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    1. Thanks, Cee! I really like this mold..perfect for my small batches, and yes, great price! :)

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  3. Beautiful mold and soap, Kalla! Thanks for the link, it's always nice to get new molds!
    But you din't tell us what does this soap contain?

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    1. Thank you Natalia...and you're welcome! Oops, sorry about not adding additional soap information. Oils used- olive, coconut, palm, rice bran and castor. I left the batter uncolored...but for the swirl color, I used Chromium Green Oxide and did an in-the-pot swirl. The Eucalyptus Spearmint fragrance is from Peak. :)

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  4. What a cool mold! I love the notches for the custom soap cutter. The swirls look great and the scent sounds wonderful. I have eucalyptus and spearmint EOs - I may have to try that combo out!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really liking the mold...I'm glad it has the notches in it so that I don't have to cut it free-hand. I used a fragrance oil, but if you try the EO combo, let me know how you like it.

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  5. Wow, I am so glad you love the mold :). How cool you put pics up and did a blog entry...I'm so thrilled. I really worked hard on coming up with something that was easy to use. I'm just jealous because you're soap is prettier than mine lol.

    Christina@ Medieval Soap

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    1. I'm really loving the mold, Christina! What sold me was the slats...you made this VERY easy to use!! lol...thanks for compliment on my soap! :)

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    2. It's because I cannot cut straight to save my life lol! I can't even draw a straight line.

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    3. I can't cut a straight line either, lol! I would have to get out the ruler and start marking...and I don't want to have to do that..takes too much time! :O)

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  6. I just purchased the same mold and made a batch this weekend and love it. The only thing that would improve it is the top. It sits inside of the mold and I don't want the top sitting on my soap. No biggy though. The slots and cutter are awesome!
    p.s. also purchased the planer. What a handy tool!

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    1. I know what you mean..I would prefer the lid to cover the whole mold too, and not have it sitting "crooked" on top of the mold. It's great for making the liner, though. I just put the lid on the freezer paper and make the creases. I like my planer too..although I have the acrylic one. I use it A LOT, so not sure how long it will last. I might be getting the wooden one in the future also...I like smooth bars! :)

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