Quantcast

Cardboard box mold

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

uplandermom

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
53
Reaction score
0
Greeetings all.

I took a CP soapmaking class over the weekend from a woman who has a lucrative soapmaking business here in my area.

She says she uses milk cartons and cardboard boxes lined with heavy plastic as molds, rather than buying them.

Has anyone ever tried this? I'm terrified of caustic lye solution leaking all over the place......
 

Tabitha

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2006
Messages
7,135
Reaction score
143
Location
Texas
I have never tried it but have heard of people doing this.
 

Dana

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
64
Reaction score
0
Location
Panama City, FL
I've read about it on many of the soap making sites on the web. The plastic lining should prevent any leakage.
I was wondering though, how the plastic lining holds up to temperature. I've read that you can line the boxes with anything from saran wrap, freezer paper to plastic garbage bags.
Since I'm just starting out, and waiting to purchase molds until I'm sure this is something I want to pursue, I'll be using this method for my trial batches of soap. :)

Dana
 

Mothi

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2007
Messages
63
Reaction score
0
Location
FL
Haven't tried those things out, but did use a heat resistant plastic container for my first few batches. I later bought a 1-pound wooden mold. I lye it with cereal bags. Clean of course. I have used them maybe 5 times now and that one is still good. I tape it down. I learned the hard way that soap seeps through wax paper.
 

soapbuddy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2007
Messages
5,311
Reaction score
22
Location
Hot Desert of Cali
You can use just about anything for a mold except anything NO aluminum or teflon. Just make sure it's oven safe if you are putting it in there.
I have lined my molds with white trash bags and the whole soap mold went into a very low oven, with no ill effects.

Irena
 

baseballgranny

New Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2007
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
I make my soap in the flat boxes Dasani water comes in. I just slip them in a trash bag and fit and tape my corners and it works perfectly for me. After 24 hrs. I just unmold , pull the plastic bag off and I have a beautiful slab of soap. I do have a few molds I use but I prefer the boxes. A kitty liter box works fine too.
 

pink-north

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
535
Reaction score
2
Location
Ottawa, Canada
baseballgranny said:
I make my soap in the flat boxes Dasani water comes in. I just slip them in a trash bag and fit and tape my corners and it works perfectly for me. After 24 hrs. I just unmold , pull the plastic bag off and I have a beautiful slab of soap. I do have a few molds I use but I prefer the boxes. A kitty liter box works fine too.
That's funny! I use kitty litter liners to line my wooden mold and I find it works great. I was hoping to by a silicone mold form The Upland Soap Factory, but there store has been closed for several months. Just as well. I'm having success with the litter liners and it costs less.
 
Top