In my experience, soap makers tend to be especially clever people. Their inventive nature allows them to see creative potential in everything from ordinary objects to gourmet cooking techniques. Every day I see soapers on social media swapping cookie decorating tutorials, deconstructing swirl methods, and showing off their latest inventions. It's pretty amazing!
Sufficed to say - if you were ever to find yourself stuck on the wrong end of a three hour tour, having a soap maker with you would be a lucky break.
Our own Kelly Owens is no exception to this rule. Our resident soap genius shared the following tutorial with us after being asked to formulate a shower melt recipe. Kelly wanted to make the fizzing melts in just the right size for a ten-minute shower, so she and her husband invented their very own mold for the purpose.
Using very few tools and just two materials the Owens have come up with a brilliant way to make adorable bath fizzies quickly, efficiently, and in almost any size!
We're making a round 2-inch mold in this tutorial, but you can adjust the size by using a larger or smaller pvc pipe and dowel. Just make sure your dowel is always about 1/4-inch smaller than your pipe. You can also customize the length of the mold. Just make sure to cut your dowel to be 1 - 1 1/2 inches longer than your pipe.
2" PVC Pipe Molds
- 2" PVC Pipe
- 1 3/4" Wooden Dowel
- Saw (manual or power)
- 220-Grit Finishing Sandpaper
- Measure and cut the pipe to 6" long.
- Measure and cut the dowel to 7 1/2" long.
- Use the sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges on the dowel and pipe.
- Fill the pipe with bath fizzie mixture, then tamp down firmly with the dowel. Once the fizzie is fully formed and compacted push it through the bottom of the mold to dry.
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