Household Items = Soap Molds?

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    Cashie

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    Hi everyone,

    What household items can be used as a mold when you don't have a dedicated mold yet? I have read that just about anything will work from an empty Pringles can or empty cardboard quart milk container.

    I actually used an empty plastic (cleaned thoroughly) meat container which was a perfect fit for my first batch, but it wasn't the prettiest design. I'm eying other objects around the house until I can scramble some cash together and get something more permanent.

    I want to make a 2nd batch today.

    Ideas? Comments? Critiques? Thanks.
     
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    Shoe boxes, plastic drawer dividers, glass loaf pan, silicone muffin pans, any plastic storage container, the drawer out of a treadle sewing machine.
     
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    You know those cookie bags you twist tie at the top to re-close?,they come with a plastic liner. they usually have 3 wells that I used to use years ago as molds,work great.
     
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    Jello molds & ice cube trays...
     
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    I like qt.size paper milk cartons. They are waxed on the inside. I stand them up in a pitcher to pour the soap mixture in so they don't tip over while pouring. You can just peel off the carton when the soap is ready to unmold.The soap bars are square shaped, of course. Cheap and disposable.
     
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    I use to use milk cartons when I made soap 10 yrs ago but found that they stuck even ripping off the carton. :(
     
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    I used a milk carton for a mold once and it did stick horribly until I put it in the freezer for a few hours.

    I've also used Rubbermaid containers, glass dessert bowls, silcone muffin trays, cut-off pop bottles, plastic honey jars. Just about any non-metallic container will do. You'd be wise to get some freezer paper to line smooth plastic molds with though, or it may be a bit tricky to get some out of them out.
     
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    The small individual serving containers that pudding, applesauce and ready made jello come in or single serving of yogurt containers.

    One of my all time favorite molds is a hexagon shaped container that Ceasar's dog food uses as packaging. My little dog doesn't endorse that dog food (prefers boiled chicken) but I occasionally sneak it in just so I can accumulate another mold. :lol: It is a perfect size for a guest soap and makes a beautiful, interesting looking bar.

    I also have used some child's sand toys that are in the shape of fish & sea shells that I found at a tag sale for $.25.

    If you purchase the large Velvetta cheese, the box is great for a mold (you must line it, of course).

    So many things you buy come packaged in plastic that often can be reused to make an interesting mold. Oh my gosh! someone shut me up. I could go on for eons.....take a look in your kitchen and you will find all kinds of things. :D
     

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