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Molding Soap: The Best (And Inexpensive) Soap Molds | Soap.Club

Posted on September 23 2022

Finding (Or Making) The Perfect Soap Mold

Making your own soap at home is a great way to save money and get creative. But, a mold is one of the most important things you'll need to create homemade soap. If you don't have a mold, you won't be able to make soap! So this is an essential part of your soap-making supplies.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make or find your own soap molds. This article will show you some of the best (and cheapest) ways to make handmade soap casts. When you find the perfect mold, you can start making batches after batches of handmade soap!

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How To Choose A Soap Mold?

Choosing the right soap mold is important if you want to make high-quality handmade soap. There are many things to consider when choosing a mold, such as:

Size: The size of the mold will determine how much soap you can make at one time. You'll need a large mold if you make large batches of soap. A wood mold will probably be more sturdy for large batches.
Material: Soap molds can be made from different materials, such as plastic, silicon, or metal. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, acrylic casts are cheaper but less durable than silicone for soap making. Silicone soap molds are more expensive but last longer and are easier to use.
Shape: Soap molds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can find molds in the shape of hearts, stars, animals, flowers, and just about anything else you can think of. There's no right or wrong shape for a soap cast. It all depends on your personal preference.

 

Are Silicone Soap Molds The Best Soap Mold Material?

There are three common materials that soap molds are made from plastic, silicon, metal, and less well-known - wood. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Plastic: This is the cheapest material you can use for a soap container. But, it's not as durable as silicone or metal. Plastic can warp and crack over time. They're also not as easy to use as silicone.
Silicone: Silicone is more expensive than acrylic, but it's worth the extra cost. These molds are durable, easy to use, and long-lasting for your soap making. They're also flexible, so you can easily pop your soaps out of the container when it's ready.
Metal: These casts are the most expensive and durable option. Metal molds won't warp or crack as acrylic molds can. And they're easy to use, just like the silicon ones.
Wood: You will most likely have to have access to woodworking tools or hire a carpenter to make this, but it might be worth the effort.

 

 

How To Make Your Own Soap Mold?

You can always make your own if you can't find the perfect mold! Making your own soap cast is a great way to get creative and save money.

There are many ways to make soap molds, but one of the simplest ways is to use a cardboard box. Just find a cardboard box that's the size and shape you want your soaps to be.

Then, line the inside of the box with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Make sure the plastic wrap or parchment paper is big enough to completely line the inside of the box.

Once you've lined the box inside, pour the melted soap into the box. Then, let it cool and harden. Once it's hardened, remove the soap from the cast by popping it out or cutting it out with a knife.

 

What's The Best Way To Line A Soap Mold?

Plastic wrap and parchment paper are two common ways to line a soap cast. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Plastic Wrap: This is the cheapest way to line a soap mold. But, it's not very durable, and it can be difficult to remove the soap from the container once it's hardened.
Parchment Paper: Parchment paper is more expensive than plastic wrap, but it's worth the extra cost. Parchment paper is durable, easy to use, and doesn't stick to the soap as plastic wrap can.

 

Inexpensive or Free Homemade Soap Molds You Can Find Locally

Silicon and even kitchenware are suitable for soap molding. The best soap container can give you a faster process, reduce costs, and increase your chances of success. You want soap molds that are simple to use and easy to clean.

 

Use an Ice Cube Tray

One of the simplest ways to make soap molds is to use an ice cube tray. Ice cube trays are easy to find and relatively cheap. Plus, they come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes!

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Use a muffin tin

Another great way to make soap molds is to use a muffin tin. Muffin tins are similar to ice cube trays in that they're easy to find and relatively cheap. Plus, they also come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes!

 

Silicone soap molds

You can use a silicone cast if you want to get a little more creative with your soap molds. These molds come in all shapes and sizes so that you can get creative with your designs. Silicon moldings are extremely popular for soap making.

Silicon soap molds will last a lifetime, so you may reuse them again (keep green in mind). I found that these molds made soap pop up quickly after drying. It just needs pulling from the sides to release the soap bar. These can also be easily cleaned and are suitable for medium or small soap batches.

 

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Use chocolate or candy molds

You can even use chocolate molds if you want to make unique soap molds! Chocolate molds come in all sorts of fun and interesting shapes, so you can let your imagination run wild with your designs.

 

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Use a soap loaf cast

If you want to make large batches of soap at once, you'll need to use a soap loaf container. Soap loaf molds are designed for making big batches of soap, so they're perfect for those who want to save time.

 

Acrylic soap molds

Plastic soap molding is the most inexpensive for making soap. It is available in elaborate shapes and sold in single packs and in tray form. You might find them in the craft shops. A big negative with acrylic molds is that they might break apart or crack once you remove the soap, which will mean that you won't be able to use them again.

 

Tin soap molds

Another very inexpensive idea is using antique bread loaf pans or cheap cooking ware from an antique store for soap molds lined with butcher paper (aka parchment paper).

 

Milk carton

Another simple cast can be made of 1/gallon milk cartons. Make sure you wash it thoroughly before using it as a cast. The easy way to get the soap out is by just opening the cartons by pulling the cardboard sides apart. Make a basic soap recipe that weighs around 2-4 pounds.

 

Cereal boxes

Cereal boxes like milk cartons and shoe boxes are also suitable as basic slab molds. You have to secure them with extra tape and seal them with plastic.

 

Food storage containers

You can also use any food storage container as a soap cast. Look for something a bit taller than the height of the bar of soap you want to make, and make sure that it is clean and dry before using it.

 

Cake pans

You can even use cake pans as soap molds! Just make sure you line the cake pan with parchment paper, so the soap doesn't stick to the pan.

 

Wooden soap molds

If you want to get creative, you can use wooden soap molds. Ensure the wood box is lined with parchment paper, so the soap doesn't stick to the wood and leave enough room for the soap cavity.

 

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Frequently Asked Bubbly Questions

How do you make soap molds?

There are lots of ways that you can make soap molds! You can use an ice cube tray, a muffin tin, a silicone cast, a chocolate cast, a wood box, or even a soap loaf cast. If you want to get creative, you can even use a wooden box as a soap mold.

What is the best material for soap molds?

The best material for soap molds really depends on your preference. Some people prefer to use silicone molds because they are easy to clean and reuse. Others prefer to use acrylic or metal molds because they are less expensive. Ultimately, it really just depends on what you are looking for in a soap mold. Wood might be more expensive unless you have easy access to it.

How do you get the soap out of molds?

If you use silicone, the soap should pop immediately after drying. If you are using acrylic or metal molds, you may need to run a knife around the edge of the mold to loosen the soap before turning it out.

How do I know if my soap is too soft?

If your soap is too soft, it will be difficult to remove from the mold. If this happens, you can pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up before removing it from the mold.

My soap won't come out of the mold! What do I do?

If your soap doesn't come out of the mold, you can try putting it in the freezer for a few minutes. This will usually firm up the soap enough that you can remove it from the mold. If that doesn't work, you can try running a knife around the edge of the mold to loosen the soap before turning it out.

What is the best way to store my soap?

The best way to store your soap is in a cool, dry place. You can wrap your soap in wax paper or cellophane to prevent it from drying. If you are storing your soap in a humid environment, you may need to re-wrap it every few weeks to keep it from getting too soft.

Are silicone molds good for soap making?

Yes, these molds are great for soap making because they are easy to clean and reuse. You can also use them for various other crafts, such as chocolate or candle making.

 

What is the best way to clean my soap mold?

The best way to clean your soap mold is with warm water and dish soap. You can also use white vinegar to remove any stubborn residue. If you are using a silicone mold, you can put it in the dishwasher.

How do you keep the soap from sticking to silicone molds?

You can use a mold release spray to keep the soap from sticking to the molds. You can also dust the inside of the mold with cornstarch or baby powder.

What is the best way to line a soap mold?

The best way to line a soap mold is with parchment paper. You can also use freezer paper, wax paper, or cellophane.

Can I use a crockpot as a double boiler?

Yes, you can definitely use a crockpot as a double boiler!

Conclusion

Soap molds are an essential part of making homemade soap. Without a mold, you won't be able to make soap! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your own soap molds. This article shows you some of the best (and cheapest) ways to make handmade soap molds from different supplies, including wood.

Now that you know all about soap molds, it's time to get creative and start making your own! Let your imagination run wild and create some unique and interesting designs. And don't forget to have fun!

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