Need sources for soap moulds : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

My Mom is going to start making specialty soaps and needs a source for moulds(sp?). I think she is mostly interested in rectangular moulds. I'd appreciate any sources ya'll could pass along.

Side note: We has snow flurries in southern Missouri today. Arrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!! I won't reprint what I said when my kids came running into the house to tell me it was snowing. Hope spring gets here soon.

-- Amanda in Mo (, March 28, 2001


I got my very plain, rectangular soap mold from Lehman's Hardware.

It was the only one that I found that was more functional than pretty. No foo-foo bars for me!

-- jd-tx. (, March 28, 2001.

There is an abundance of moulds and form available in the bee keeping supplies cataloges for wax, I see no reason why they would not work.Punch up Brushy Mountain Bee supply on your puter.

-- mitch hearn (, March 28, 2001.

made my own from pieces of plywood on the bottom. narrow boards for sides. the cover was a nother piece of plywood with abranch screwed to the top side. I line the box with freezer paper. pour the soap mixture into the box cover it for 24 hours, then gently slice up the soap into small blocks, take out and let dry for several weeks.

-- michelle (, March 28, 2001.

dont need the wax paper,,,,, I just oil up the box,, and the soap pops right out when its cooled

-- stan (, March 28, 2001.

I use rectangular pvc piping used for rain has a bit of ribbing in it so it gives it a somewhat decorative appearance. Just be sure you spray a lot of pam in it before you pour the liquid soap into it. I usually tape about four together so they stand upright. I use 12" pieces then when I'm ready to pop em out I put them in the freezer for about 40 really helps. Then when they come out you just slice them in uniform bars, kinda like a cheese log:) Oh, I use duct tape for sealing the bottom of it, about 4 layers...put on before you spray with Pam. Ask me how I found that one out!!

-- Judy in Md. (, March 29, 2001.

I wouldn't buy plastic molds. They usually start to crack after six or seven uses, and at $4 to $8 per mold are really expensive.

If you are handy, use a plywood base (I cover mine in heavy 'greenhouse' weight plastic. Using wing bolts, bolt 2x2's to form a square mold.

Make a frame the same size as your 2x2 'box' and attach wire to cut bars to the appropriate size. Or, just use a knife and a wire rack from the oven as a guide.

I have also had success even with an old shirt box and 'saran' type plastic wrap.

Don't waste your money on 'soap' molds.

-- Sue Diederich (, March 29, 2001.

I think that all the idea's ya'll have shared is great. However my Mom is definately not into homesteading, or saving money. She wants to buy premade molds from somewhere. I can't understand her reasoning but that isn't anything new :o).

-- Amanda in Mo (, March 29, 2001.

I use small oval Rubbermaid containers, they are 3 or 4 ounce size, makes perfect oval bars of soap! Cheap too, less than 1.50 a piece, and have used them hundreds of times, soap pops right out!

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, March 29, 2001.

If your Mom doesn't mind spending the money, there are some nice soap molds in the Sun Feather Soap Catalog ( or 315-265- 3648)

-- Barb (, March 30, 2001.

I have found lots of different shaped muffin pans at garage sales and flea markets. I sell a lot of soap and find that the shaped ones sell quicker, especially soap for kids. I spray pam into them, pour the soap in and have never had trouble getting the bars out. The mini bread loaf pan (makes 8 bars) makes a nice size. Buying the pans new would an expensive way to go, but you shouldnt have to do that if you keep your eyes open for good deals. Good luck!

-- Beth Bardinelli (, March 31, 2001.

Don't use aluminum containers such as sardine cans, the soap will eat the aluminum.

-- carroll (, April 02, 2001.

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-- MRS ANN RICHARDS (www.peregrine, November 15, 2001.

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