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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:13 pm 

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Hello folks,

I was just wondering exactly when is the best time to un-mold the soap after taking it out of the fridge. Is it:

1. Right after you remove it from the fridge?
2. Do you wait until the soap has been left out for a while at room temperature?
3. Do you wait a few days (How long?) after removing the soap from the fridge?
4. Freeze (for how long) after taking soap out of fridge
5. Different Technique?

Soapbuddy, I read that you use HDPE plastic molds and this is what I use as well (bought of ebay). Can you tell me exactly when you unmold your non gel CP soaps?

Thanks for the help everyone!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:16 pm 
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It's usually the easiest for me to unmold while the soap is still frozen. It also depends on your recipe. If you have a recipe that gets hard pretty quick, unmold as soon as it's hard enough to touch. If you don't need the mold right away, you can leave it in there for a couple of days, then unmold.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:03 pm 

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Soapbuddy forgot to mention the advise she gave me. Let you soap sit for at least 24 hours before you cut it or it will shatter.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:12 pm 
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plschrader wrote:
Soapbuddy forgot to mention the advise she gave me. Let you soap sit for at least 24 hours before you cut it or it will shatter.

I think that depends where you live. :D I can cut my soap log in a couple of hours after it's taken out of the freezer. I live in the desert. I have the Tank for cutting, so I make sure it slices through easily. I have never had the shatter problem. Are you sure she's talking about soap?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:44 am 

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I do the same as Soapbuddy. All my soaps are goat's milk and they go into my freezer as soon as they are poured. I leave them in the freezer about 24 hours and cut within 2 hours of taking them out and I've never had one 'shatter'. 8)


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