Artistic and Appealing Soap Molds

Posted on Sunday 18 April 2010

Are you tired of giving the same boring presents to your family and friends? Are you tired of doing the same crafts that everyone else also does? I was as well, and I recently found a great new one – soap making. I know there is a lot of work that goes in to the soap making process, but it is worth it.

The soap making process is a lot of work in the beginning. It takes a lot of effort to get things figured out, and you have to learn how to make it safely. But once you get past the initial stages you will soon find out that it is a great hobby to have, and one that not everyone on the block will be good at.

There are also a lot of safety precautions that you need to take in the soap making process. But the effort is well worth it. Homemade soap crafts have been one of my favorite gifts to give to friends. They have turned out to be a lot of fun, and if you have the right soap mold they can be a very cute gift.

It is important to know the type of soap making process you are going to use before finding your soap mold. There is a little planning required to make sure the mold will work correctly. Since the soap may be hot, for example, you may need to find a heat resistant mold.

A good choice is to use Pyrex glass. You may have plenty of cute ceramic or glass molds in your kitchen that you would like to use, but a lot of them will not stand up against the heat. Also, if you use ceramic or glass a lot for soap molds they tend to break after only a handful of times.

My favorite choices for cold process soap making are wooden soap molds. Plastic works great as well since it is so flexible. You can usually bend it to un-mold your soap with out causing any damage to the soap or the mold.

Stainless steal is another great choice. It is not as flexible as plastic, but it is very heat resistant. If you are using heated soap making be sure to use silicone or microwave plastic that is heat resistant.

Another thing to consider when choosing a soap mold is to remember that you should only use the mold for soap. Once you use the mold do not try to use it for another use. Never use a mold for baking or cooking after it has been used, since you will be using dangerous additives in the soap that should not be ingested.

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