Does anyone make their own silicone molds? I have questions for you Answered
I was looking for a rectangle silicone mold to use for cold processed soap. I saw several that were called "soap mold liners". They were used to line or fit inside wooden soap molds. Right now if a soap maker uses a wooden mold, a lot of time is spent lining the mold with plastic wrap, or freezer paper......usually with less than stellar results. Silicone seems to be the answer. When I finally tracked down the silicone liners, I also found out that this company is no longer in business.......
My DH made me a wonderful mold out of a large thick plastic (HDPE) cutting board, BUT while the soap doesn't leak out, or react to the plastic, it IS difficult to get the soap to "let go" of the plastic, so I end up lining it just to simplify the process. I would like to make my own liner from silicone IF I could get some direction form someone in the know. I have seen directions on the internet, but I think those are mainly ads to sell their product.
What silicone (brand) is best for a first timer?
which release agent (brand)?
could I use the actual HDPE soap mold as the outside of the mold without the silicone or release agent hurting it?
can wood be used as the "mold" to create the cavity? Doe the wood have to be treated?
where would I find these products
Any other "suggestions" or advice?