HOW TO MAKE SOAP
ENJOY MAKING SOAP WITH FUN SOAP MAKING MOLDS
One of the most interesting aspects about soap making is that you have the chance to get creative with soap making molds. If you would like to venture into natural soap products, it is great to invest in these molds. They make the entire soap making experience fun and exciting.
How important is a soap mold? Obviously, a soap mold determines the shape of the final soap you make. There are a wide variety of soap making molds available in wholesale or retail today. You can find them in craft stores and soap making supply shops. There are molds for just about any shape or kind you can think of!
How do you go about choosing from all the types of molds available? You can experiment on different molds depending on the soap base or wax you use. Your choice should also depend on the process you use to make soap.
Traditional Rectangular Bar Soap Molds
If you are the conservative type or would like to make your own natural soap for regular, everyday use, you will find the basic rectangular bar soap molds most convenient. Some of them may have shape molded at the bottom for a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Log Soap Mold
You will find log or slab soap molds very convenient as well. These are designed so that you can pour in a bunch of soaps onto the same mold. These soaps can be cut apart with most ease. This is best if you need to make lots of soap and would like to save time on cutting everything apart in pieces.
These days, novelty shaped soap molds have gained popularity. They range from novelty shapes like hearts, stars, flowers, to the most intricate ones for special occasions and holidays.
You can actually make your own custom shaped molds or have one fabricated by your local manufacturer. If you can’t find one that best suits your taste, custom molds is the way to go.
In terms of material, there are three general types of soap making molds to choose from:
Basic Soap Molds
These molds are the most inexpensive kinds and are usually made of plastic.
Wooden Soap Molds
These are molds made out of wood. These molds have been used traditionally in soap making. They are basically just wooden boxes with hinges on the sides. You can simply open them up once the soap is hard. You might need to put in a wax paper lining as soaps usually stick to wooden molds.
Silicone Soap Molds
These are the newest types of molds which crafters really love. A silicone soap mold is flexible, durable and non-stick. These molds are also popularly used when making custom molds.
Home-made Soap Mold
For creative soap makers, you can actually make your very own soap mold! You can either improvise using containers you find in your own kitchen. They can be more difficult to deal with, and may take some experimentation. You can also do your own shaping and sculpting with your very own hands.
Soap molds definitely make the entire soap making experience all the more enjoyable.