I have never had a slab mold before but I have been eyeing these birchwood molds that have the dividers...and when they made silicone liners for them...well I was sold!!! No more lining?? No more cutting?? I am in!!
I had read that the soaps unmold easier from this type of mold with the addition of sodium lactate, so this was my first time using this ingredient. Sodium Lactate is a natural humectant that also produces a harder bar of soap, which helps it last longer in the shower.
So when my mold arrived I couldn't wait to make a batch of soap so I got everything all ready...The black electrical tape you see on the mold was all I could think to use as a marker guide so I didn't overfill and have big fat bars that wouldn't fit into my soap bags.
This soap is scented with Dragons Blood. It looks creamy in color when making...then darkens to a deep brown for this end result.