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Use ArtiSil Silicone to create Molds for Unique Soapmaking!

December 2023 | Dallin Leach

Soap-making is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to experiment with various ingredients and create unique soap blends. But what makes this hobby even more exciting is the ability to make your own silicone molds for soap-making. Imagine the satisfaction of creating a one-of-a-kind soap design that no one else has. With a DIY silicone mold, you can achieve exactly that. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of making your own soaps so you can start pouring in no time.

1. Making the Silicone Mold: To create a silicone mold for soap making, you'll need a few supplies: ArtiSil Silicone, a mixing cup, a stir stick, a small scale, a mold box/container, vacuum chamber and the object you want to make a copy of.

You will want to measure out Part A and Part B exact using a small scale and making sure to shake the bottles before pouring. The two parts should be mixed well until color is uniform. Place in vacuum chamber to get rid of any air bubbles. The silicone can then be poured in mold container making sure the silicone completely covers the part that is being molded. The mold can be placed in a vacuum chamber again to ensure all air bubbles are gone. Allow the mold to fully cure before removing the original object.

To see this process at work, check out a video HERE .

2. Choosing Your Soap Base: Once you have your silicone mold ready, it's time to choose your soap base. You can use a variety of different soap bases such as shea butter, glycerin, goat's milk, and more. You can either melt the soap base in a double boiler or in the microwave. Make sure to follow the instructions and stir it well to avoid any clumps.

3. Adding Color and Fragrance: Now it's time to add some color and fragrance to your soap. You can use natural ingredients such as herbs, oils, or food coloring to color your soap. Make sure to add the color slowly and mix well before adding more. You can add fragrance oil to the soap base by using a dropper or a pipette. Make sure it's well mixed in.

4. Pouring the Soap: Once you have your soap base ready, it's time to pour it into the silicone mold. Make sure to pour slowly and steadily to avoid any air bubbles forming in the soap. If you want to create layers or swirls, let each layer cool down before adding the next layer. Once you've poured all the soap into the mold, lightly tap the mold on a flat surface to release any remaining air bubbles.

5. Let the Soap Cure: After pouring the soap, let it cure for 24-48 hours until it's hardened. Once it's cured, you can remove the soap from the mold by gently pulling the edges away from the soap. And that's it! You've successfully created your own handmade soap!

Conclusion: Making soap with a silicone mold is a fun and creative process that allows you to express your creativity and experiment with different colors, fragrances and designs. With a little bit of patience and practice, you'll soon be making beautiful handmade soaps that are perfect for gifts or for personal use. So, get out there and start making your own silicone molds and custom soaps today! Happy soap making!

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