- Jan 11, 2020
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A great starter mold is the 2 lb wood mold from Nurture Soap. They now come with a thin silicon liner, although I prefer to line them as the thin silicon can be tricky to remove unless you have a very hard recipe and wait long enough. They are wonderful and I actually still use them. Just a heads up on the patchouli from Michael’s. It’s only suitable for Melt and Pour. It’s not going to behave in CP soap. It’s not a pure essential oil.Hey all I went to Michaels today to check out soap things and found patchouli at an amazing $16 for 4 oz....but their molds.....man those molds be pricey. $30 and some fancy looking things. No thanks. All I want is a semi-sturdy box to hold soap till it's hard enough to cut. Went to the unfinished wood section and found a nice little box on clearance for $3 that should suit me perfect being I'm not making entire logs, big enough for 4 large bars or 5 thinnish ones, my cutting game will have to improve for that tho heh. Anyway, I'm constantly on the prowl for boxes or anything and found one at the Dollar General for free, I asked if I could take it of course. I'm aware of the post office box trick and am waiting for some nice enough ones to come in, tho they usually end up being a bit beat up.
So my question to you guys is what have you used to get started? I've got loads of pringles tubes saved up, a few boxes, and now a small wood box at the moment. I was tempted by a q-tip container being the plastic is perfectly sized for some small bars but am unsure if I need to line it or not. So any off the wall ideas here? I might edit this post with a list of cheap beginner molds if I get enough ideas.
Our 2-pound soap mold holds 22.5 ounces (1.5 pounds) of oils maximum. The liner for this mold is different from our other silicone liners. It is much thinner and will be prone to bowing. We wanted a small thinner liner at a great price point for beginning soapers. We like smaller molds when...