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#1 Jamminworld

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:46 AM

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    These are going to go into my OOT bags. I added a tropical scent to them. FI says they smell like sunscreen lol. They have been really difficult to get out of the molds so if anyone has advice I would appreciate it. I only have 8 successfully done at this time but needed a break after continually burning my fingers.

    #2 1elephant

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:56 AM

      they look great! are you taking them out while they're still hot? if so, try putting them in the freezer for a few minutes first. you can also try lightly spraying the molds with rubbing alcohol before pouring the glycerin in.

      #3 Mylee84

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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:18 AM

        i love these! I was going to order mine off ebay! A lady in the same town makes them. Where did you get the stuff to make them?

        #4 Jen_S

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          Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:22 AM

          They are super cute good job! I was also thinking put them in the freezer.
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          #5 Jamminworld

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            Posted 08 July 2008 - 07:39 AM

            I never even considered placing them in the freezer but will definitely be trying that. I did try rubbing the molds done with a little oil prior too filling them but it really didn't work. I'm having fun with these and love the fact that when I mess them up I can just go back and melt them and repour so no wasted materials.

            I bought all of my supplies from Micheals. Mine really didn't have too many molds though. I found on ebay a ton of molds that I would have rather had but I really don't have the time to wait for shipping.

            #6 Alyssa

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              Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:17 AM

              how about spraying the molds with pam or baking spray first?

              #7 1elephant

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:20 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Jamminworld
                I never even considered placing them in the freezer but will definitely be trying that. I did try rubbing the molds done with a little oil prior too filling them but it really didn't work. I'm having fun with these and love the fact that when I mess them up I can just go back and melt them and repour so no wasted materials.

                I bought all of my supplies from Micheals. Mine really didn't have too many molds though. I found on ebay a ton of molds that I would have rather had but I really don't have the time to wait for shipping.
                that's what i loved about making soap - plus, you couldn't make a mess - it was SOAP!!!
                here's a link w/ some tips: How to Make 'Melt and Pour' Soap - wikiHow

                #8 pryzeless

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                  Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:36 AM

                  I have the same molds and are making soap too! I put them in the freezer for about 5 minutes and then run hot water on the bottom and they pop out fairly easily.

                  #9 Amarillis

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                    Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:52 AM

                    Those are so cool!!!

                    Your guests are gonna love them!

                    #10 Jamminworld

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                      Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:21 PM

                      OMG I actually have completed my project. I'm so excited. This is what ended up working the best for me.

                      First I took vegetable oil and greased each of the molds. After I melted and poured the wax I stuck them in the freezer. I waited about 7-8 minutes for them before I took them out. When I tried only waiting 5 minutes they were still to soft and the center liquid. They popped out of the molds so easily after sticking them in the freezer though. I wanted to thank all of you so this suggestion it worked out great. Now all I have left is to bag them up but that will only take a few minutes. I am so happy with them.




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