Since my new print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, came out, I’ve been getting a bunch of questions about where to find the different soap molds featured in the projects.
To help you quickly find the mold you’re looking for, I’ve put together this list of various ones used in the book. I hope you find it helpful! 🙂
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This is a super versatile mold with twelve 4-ounce cavities. It’s perfect for shave soaps and all sorts of round soap projects. Projects shown are (L-R): Easy Beach Bars, Chapparal Soap on a Rope, and Herbal Clay Loofah Soaps from my Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps book.
These lovely 3D soap molds are from the Soap Fantasy Etsy shop. They have a variety of beautiful molds to explore, including the ones shown: “Rose Freedom” and “Camellia Flower“. Project shown is Floral Bouquet of Soap from my Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps book.
These oval silicone molds by Silly Pops are terrific for both melt & pour and cold process soap. I use them all them time for projects. They unmold beautifully and have held up really well after tons of use!
Projects shown are: Sunflower Sunshine Bars, Thyme Facial Soap, and Jojoba Sage Shampoo & Body Bars from my melt and pour print book.
PS: Silly Pops also has a rectangle variation of the mold – as shown on page 40 (Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars) in the Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps book.
This basic square silicone mold has four 4-ounce square cavities. It’s the perfect size for simple infused soaps and shower scrubby bars. Line the bottom with bubble wrap for the honeycomb texture shown.
Projects shown: Chamomile Honeycomb Slices and Lavender Oatmeal Shower Bars from my book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps.
Photos shown are from my print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps: (L) Diagonals Technique Instructions and (R) Spring Flowers Soap.
Individual fondant molds are normally used for cake-decorating purposes, but also make terrific melt and pour soap accents or mini soaps.
This Anyana sea shells fondant mold set contains 7 individual types of shell designs. They can be used to make individual guest soaps, or I use them as toppers for the Easy Beach Bars project in my Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps book.
The shimmery mermaid tail soaps can be made and used as they are, or could also be used as toppers for ocean-themed soap bars.
I love these YGEOMER silicone soap molds for testing out new colorant and essential oil blend ideas! They’re a cute little size that fits right in your hand.
They were used to create all of the soaps in the photo gallery of natural colorants + melt and pour soap, which spans pages 155 to 160 in the book.
The rose facial soaps on the left were made with a six-cavity rose-shaped silicone mold. I bought my Celebrate It brand mold at a local Michaels craft store, but have also seen this mold on Amazon.
The herbal infused soap embeds on the right were made using a Sunny Side Up Bakery mini flower cakes mold that I purchased at my local Hobby Lobby store.
Etsy is a great place to find unique molds. The massage bar mold for the Mocha Mint Massage Bars recipe came from the Two Wild Hares shop. It’s a very sturdy mold with four cavities that are 3-1/4″ long, 2-1/4″ wide & 1-3/4″ deep.
The folded leaf silicone mold used for the Colorful Autumn Leaf Soaps project is absolutely beautiful and so well made! I suggest getting at least two or three if you can, so you can make more than one leaf soap at a time.
Look for the Leaf II – Handmade Silicone Mold by Williamhouse Korea to get the authentic version with all of its lovely details. (I inadvertently bought a knock-off version elsewhere at first, and the corner was all wrong and the details not as nice.)
Square silicone ice trays are perfect for making sugar and salt scrub cubes. I use these Tovolo brand trays from Amazon, and have also seen them at Bed Bath & Beyond, only listed under the brand name SALT.
Projects shown are Calendula Orange Sugar Scrub Cubes (left) and Pink Grapefruit Pedicure Scrubs (right) from my Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps print book.
Bramble Berry has an outstanding succulent mold that’s very sturdy and well made. As of this writing, it’s currently out of stock, but it looks like their succulent melt and pour soap kit containing the same mold will be back in stock soon, so hopefully the individual mold will be too!
I don’t use a lot of clear plastic soap molds because they can be notoriously difficult to unmold soaps from. However, Milky Way’s Shave Soap mold is quite nice and I didn’t have trouble popping melt and pour shave soaps out of it. I purchased this shave soap mold from Wholesale Supplies Plus.
I hope you found this list of mold sources helpful!
If you don’t already have a copy of Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, you can find it at the following places.