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afbrat

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Has anyone ever used empty egg cartons as soap molds? Was thinking about trying them, but I have no clue how they would hold up and whether I would need to line them?
 

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I wouldn't think they would hold up very well against the heat/liquid/chemical reaction...unless you're talking M&P and the Styrofoam sort of ones...then I have no idea :) The heat would still worry me a little though. Lining them seems like it would be a nightmare.

If you're looking for small molds, maybe ice cube trays from the dollar store?
 

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Ice cube trays are difficult to unmold unless you plan to use SL or freeze them.
 

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you could use them if you lined them with some plastic wrap afbrat. But there's lots of other things that work better - silicone ice cube trays, plastic drawer organizers lined with plastic, boxes galore, pringles cans or other cylindrical containers. There's also a good thread in here about building your own molds with wood. And look below this thread for more posts on molds.
 

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I don't know about soap but they make a great drying rack for bath bombs!
 

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Thanks! I just was wondering because I'm poor and curious. Lol
My first batch of soap was made in a milk carton. Just wash it, let it dry, pour your soap in, close up the top again, cover with a towel, let it harden, then peel away the carton. Makes a great mold. I would think the egg carton would absorb oil, and the soap would stick and you'd have a big mess on your hands. But the milk carton, being waxed, works great.
 

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That's exactly right. And you saved lots of time and error by asking first.
 

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Thanks! I'll definitely check that out!

I'm also hoping to talk the hubs into making me a mold out of a pallet he has just laying around
Wouldn't that be lovely! Boyfriend has been complaining that he needs a hobby and I'm strongly campaigning for woodworking.
 

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Lol! Woodworking would be a good hobby for a soaper's significant other!
 

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