Vacuum Formed Plastic Molds
These are also known as candy molds. Some are obviously soap molds but others were designed for candy and work very well for soaps as well. All of these molds measure 7" x 8" which will give you some idea of the size of the finished soaps. Some of these mold cavities are so small that they are useful only as single use guest room soaps. Others are so large that they are not practical but make fun gag gifts. Choose carefully. Click each of the pictures for a larger image.
When working with these molds, it is best to let the soaps cool to room temperature. This facilitates removing the soaps from the molds. You may be tempted to place your hot soaps in the refrigerator or freezer. This really helps with removal but do not do so unless the ambient air is very dry. If the room air is moist and the soaps are very cold, they will attract moisture from the air and will "sweat". This is not desirable.
All of the 7"x8" molds sell for $2.75 per sheet. They are not sold per cavity.
Vacuum Formed Production Molds
|These molds are intended for mass production of small soaps. The cavities measure 2"Hx3"Wx1"D and 2"Hx3"Wx1/2"D. The smaller mold makes a bar of 1-1/2-2 oz and the larger mold makes a bar of 3-3-1/2 oz. They are available in master sheets of 36 cavities or smaller sheets of 9 cavities.|
|2"x3"x1" 9 Cavity||$4.50 per sheet|
|2"x3"x1" 36 Cavity||$14.95 per sheet|
|2"x3"x1/2" 9 Cavity||$4.50 per sheet|
|2"x3"x1/2" 36 Cavity||$14.95 per sheet|
Vulcanized Rubber Molds
As with the above molds, these were originally designed for making candy. They tend to be very small cavities that yield approximately 1/2 oz soaps. We offer them here because they are ideal for single use soaps and are often used to make small colored insert soaps that are implanted in larger bars of soap. You will find the rubber molds very easy to work with. The small size allows them to cool very quickly and the flexible rubber makes removal from the molds very easy. Flexibility of the mold also allows for much more fine detail than is possible with the vacuum formed molds.
These molds are cut from larger sheets and are sold in 5-cavity strips. Each strip sells for $5.00.
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Latex 3-D Molds
|These latex molds allow true 3-D images and are very easy to work with. The flexibility of the latex allows for complex shapes and the soaps are very easy to remove from the mold. When using these molds, you must find some way to support the mold while the soap is hardening. We recommend suspending the mold in sand or cutting an opening in a piece of cardboard which will allow the mold cavity to be suspended in a drinking glass or other shape during cooling.|
|Winged Cupid||Lemon||Rose & Foliage||Pteradactyl|
|Grapes||Floating Rose||Tulip||Fun Frog|
|Lion||Egyptian Princess||Snail||Heart Tube Mold|