Mold vs Mould - is there a difference?

Posted on 17 May 13:25 , 1 comment

Mold vs Mould
What to use when you are referring to an item used in soap-making, hopefully not something that has occurred to your soap over time.

There is a difference - not only in the meaning yet also in the spelling.

In our website we are pretty much always referring to something you can pour your base into to create a finished product, usually made from Silicone or various forms of plastic.

Mold or Mould refers to among other things:

  1. A frame for shaping or pouring a medium into to create a finished product
  2. To create a shape or pattern within a mold
  3. Many types of various fungi that commonly grow on organic matter and are often associated with decay.

Mold is the American spelling for all categories of the meanings above 

Mould is the British spelling for the same categories of the meanings above.

American English has no mould, and British English has no mold.

Both Australian and Canadian English prefer generally the British spelling, though mold is often now seen in Canadian publications.

In Australia we can spell it both ways, similarly to Color VS Colour. It means the same thing. We will often put both in our titles to assist with searching.

We prefer the spelling Mould, as we favour British English (perhaps we are just a tad old school).

It’s a preference we have rather than a right or wrong situation. 

Using Moulds allows you to take a plain soap bar or candle and turn it into a truly special work of art. 

We love seeing your creations and love to keep making new and unique Moulds to share with you.

Life's short - use the good soap!

Can we make Swirls in our Melt and Pour Soap Base

Posted on 19 Oct 00:43 , 0 comments
OH goodness, you folks said "Oh don't worry if your filming of a swirl technique is not good enough" You may be sorry - I think I had touched the camera with soapy fingers and its all frosted and then I tried to turn it off and filmed my dface sideways at the end - Oh dear! I promise I will get better at this. This was something new I was trying and theres 2 more videos after this I will get up 0 the 2nd is the cut and the 3rd is nailing it a different way. 
I will also get one up with normal swirls soon

Make Your Own Shampoo Bars

Posted on 1 Aug 07:07 , 0 comments
Don't pay $14.95 for shampoo bars - make your own for a fraction of the price, using a Renascent Bath Body high quality melt and pour soap base. Here's a super easy recipe to follow along and create your own SOLID SHAMPOO BARS.

Make Soap Embeds or Tiny Embellishments

Posted on 28 Jul 23:37 , 0 comments

Never waste a speck of soap again - look how pretty these are


2017 NICNAS Updates

Posted on 28 Jul 23:36 , 0 comments
For Australians that need to register (if you use bases from a registered Australian company you do not need to, as long as your supplier is registered).
For those that do need to register, I will be meeting with the NICNAS team again next week directly in relation to soap makers. However for now, here's few important points:
  1. ALL passwords on the site expire after 45 days, you will need a new one every 45 days and you cannot use the same one, it must be at least 10 characters long (it's a coding problem they are working on)
  2. When you click to change your password, there's a lag of up to several hours before it resets, during this time it will look like it is working but in fact it isn't, you can only reset your password once in 24-48 hours, so if you keep resetting you may end up in a loop which will lock you out (again a coding glitch)
  3. The lowest price bracket is $138 (if you are spending less than $125,000 per year - so the figure you put won't change your premium if under this amount
  4. There are new categories of chemicals on the website, however for the most of us we can simply put "nothing changed since last year"
  5. It is an annual fee starting and ending at this time of the year, regardless of when you apply to join
*Please note, all of this information is purely from my own personal experiences and may or may not be accurate or relevant to you, it is offered as an insight guide only and we ask you to seek professional assistance to make the correct choice for yourself.

Create a Spanner/ Shifter Soap

Posted on 28 Jul 00:39 , 0 comments

So amazing, you won't believe it's a soap!
An Amazing emtallic looking spanner made entirely from soap - we will show you how easy it is to create.



Berries & Roses Melt and Pour Soap Embeds

Posted on 3 Jul 23:53 , 0 comments

Super sweet little roses or berries to add a special touch to your soaps or use as a single use guest soap


Adding Mica and Shimmer to making an Amethyst MP Soap

Posted on 30 Jun 01:27 , 0 comments

A few tips and techniques for making your Amethyst Crystal Soaps Pop


Pigments VS Dyes - What's the Difference, When to use each in Soap Making!

Posted on 20 Jun 14:28 , 0 comments

Pigments - Dyes - Neon Pigments

A little about each and when to use them. 

What is MP? Melt and Pour Soap!

Posted on 20 Jun 14:08 , 0 comments

For our newbies beginning their soap journey -
or for a little more information for the more advanced soapers - a few FAQ's - a new video to share with you! Please share this video on your pages, in groups and/or with your friends.