Candle Soap Making

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Candle Wax or soap making expert?

I need to pour alot of wax into a wooden bowl... to basically make a structure I can make a latex mold of.

Lets see if I can make this make sense. I need to end up with a rather large round object made of resin. So I bought a bowl that would work perfectly. Problem is I need to make a mold of the interior of the bowl with a rubber mold compound. That isn't going to work. So I'm going to fill it up with wax. pop the wax out, and make a mold of the bottom of the wax... which would then be the same shape as the interior of the bowl.

Problem is I've never used wax before, so I was hoping some candle makers or something of that nature could help me. How do or what do you use to get wax to come out easily a mold? A wooden mold?? So basically what is a good mold release. Any insight could be helpful.

You can use oil or liquid soap to help release the mold, but I'd try getting some thin plastic, saran wrap type stuff, putting that on your bowl, then pouring, it should release easy, but could cause wrinkles in the surface. If the bowl isn't something you need to keep another option would be to make a plaster cast of the bowl, and then pour your latex/resin into the plaster cast. Make sure you put shims in the plaster so you can get it apart somehow, but plaster is fun to work with and very true to the original form. If you have a decent art supply store, not crafts, like Micheals, but art supply, they should be able to help you more. Good luck. I'm curious as to what you're making.

Make Soap

Soap is a necessity. Everybody; young or old, men or women, rich or poor uses it. Wouldn't it be great if you can make your own soap for living or perhaps for your personal needs? By doing this you can save money from buying commercially expensive soaps. This article focuses on teaching even first-timer of the hassle-free way to make soap.

Above anything, ensuring your safety is a must. Chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and lye may cause chemical burns if it comes in contact with the skin therefore it is highly advised to wear rubber gloves. For more details www.greateducationonline.com  Also, might as well use goggles to shield the eye area. If it will permit, you can wear long sleeves or apron. Do not attempt to do the process with kids or pets are around.

Here is what you do: Add lye and distilled water in a glass of bowl, this should be done slowly. Set aside. In another container chiefly stainless steel pot, melt your oils. The instance when the temperature of the lye and oil are close to each other, you can pour the lye water into the oils. This is exactly what will create the soap mixture. Continue to stir slowly the mixture until it comes in reaching 'trace' where you need to add essential oils that will serve as the fragrant of the finish product. Stir again while this time you pour it into soap molds. After, cover the mold with towel and wait for about 1 or 2 days. (Twenty four to forty eight hours) When the soap becomes solid in form, you can then remove it from the mold as you wait again for another six weeks before it can be used.

Perhaps the hardest part in making soap is to establish if the lye is in its right strength. To be guided, most experienced soap maker try to let a potato or an egg floats in the lye. Once it floats, the lye is in its right mixture for soap making but if it fails then the other way around is true. For more details www.greatindustrialguide.com For you to make weak lye stronger, you can boil it up or you can simply pour the whole solution to a new batch of ashes. For weaker solution on the other hand, simply add water and it will be fine.

For more unique ideas, try adding other components like papaya extract to whiten skin. Milk is also popular these days to make the skin smooth and silky, why not try to add it up to the solution after all they are just found around your kitchen. Truly, once you make soap on your own, you will never come back to buy commercially created soaps sold on the market that is full of unknown chemicals.

 

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