A little history about clawfoot tubbies. The clawfoot tub, which reached the apex of its popularity in the late 19th century, had its origins in the mid 18th century, when the ball and claw design originated in Holland, possibly artistically inspired by the Chinese motif of a dragon holding a precious stone. The design spread to England, where it found much popularity among the aristocracy, just as bathing was becoming increasingly fashionable. Early bathtubs in England tended to be made of cast iron, or even tin and copper with a face of paint applied that tended to peel with time. Vacuum formed on high quality LDPE thermal plastic. No mold release needed. Fill and remove. No need to wait. Measures in at 4 inches across by 2.5 inches tall and 1.25.
A wetter bath bomb mix (additional oils) is recommended when working with our molds. WATER to BIND and increase your oils. All my molds are hand tested by me prior to being released to consumers.
October Mold of the Month Ooh La La Plastic Bath Bomb Mold
Caring for your molds:
Prolonged exposure to temperatures exceeding approximately 180º F may irreversibly deform the molds. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may induce stress cracking.
LDPE may be susceptible to stress cracking when exposed to ultraviolet light and some chemicals. Wetting agents such as detergents may accelerate stress cracking.
For best results, we recommend hand washing our molds using normal dish washing detergents, avoiding abrasive type scouring pads. LDPE can be susceptible to scratching which may complicate unmolding.
A few tips when working with our molds. Pack the details first then the rest of the mold. A recipe rich in oils is your friend! Here is the one we use if you would like to try it!