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15+ Soap Molds for Melt & Pour Soap

a beautiful collection of soap molds for melt and pour soapmaking

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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Versatile round soap mold perfect for making shave soaps and other melt and pour soap recipes

Crafters Elements Round Soap Mold

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.

3D flower shaped soaps made with pink, yellow, and white melt and pour soap base

3D Flower Soap Molds

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.

oval silicone soap molds for melt and pour soap

Silly Pops Ellipse Silicone Molds

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.

soaps made with a basic square soap mold

X-Haibei Basic Plain Square Mold

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.

a mini loaf mold is perfect for making small batches (4 bars) of melt and pour soap

Small Silicone Loaf Mold

A mini loaf mold is indispensable for making small sized batches of melt and pour, and especially layers and swirls. This mold will make 4 bars of soap and is the perfect size for home hobbyists.

Photos shown are from my print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps: (L) Diagonals Technique Instructions and (R) Spring Flowers Soap.

mini sea shells and mermaid tails made with melt and pour soap base and natural colorants

Mini Sea Shells and Mermaid Tails

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.

photo gallery of melt and pour soaps mixed with natural colorants

Round & Square Silicone Mooncake Molds

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.

These molds can also be used to make lotion bars! (For skin soothing lotion bar recipes such as Dandelion Lotion Bars and Herbal Intensive Lotion Bars, visit my Nerdy Farm Wife website.)

rose shaped melt and pour soap, alongside melt and pour soap that has been infused with chamomile flowers and plantain leaves

Rose Silicone Mold & Mini Flower Cakes Mold

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.

mocha mint massage bar soaps, folded leaf shaped soaps with eco-friendly glitter

Massage Bar Mold & Folded Leaf Mold

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.)

use square silicone ice trays to easily create melt and pour sugar and salt scrub cubes

Square Ice Trays for Scrub Cubes

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.

succulent shaped melt and pour soap, round soap imprinted with the words shave soap

Succulent Mold & Shave Soap Mold

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!

Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps print book is available to order from your favorite bookseller

If you don’t already have a copy of Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, you can find it at the following places.

Jan
 

Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of three print books: 101 Easy Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

  • Elyna says:

    I love all the knowledge that Jan has and shares. I have all of her books and find them invaluable.

  • Jeannette Siukola Chwaliszewski says:

    I just bought your book . This book it is one of the best so far. I love the natural way to make M&P soaps ..

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