Handmade soaps can be customized and created using natural ingredients, and formed into any shape you prefer. For a standard rectangular or square soap, the soap mixture is poured into a long 1 lb. soap mold. After the soap mixture has cured for six to eight weeks, the soap block is then removed and sliced into individual soaps. You can make your own 1lb. soap mold.
Things You'll Need
- 3 pieces of wood: 1/2 inch thick by 4 inches long by 3.5 inches wide
- 2 pieces of wood: 1/2 inch thick by 3.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide
- 4 screws
- 4 washers
- 4 wingnuts
Place one of the 1/2 inch thick by 4 inches long by 3.5 inches wide pieces of wood onto a flat surface.
Place the other two 1/2 inch thick by 4 inches long by 3.5 inches wide pieces of wood horizontally along each long side of the first piece.
Nail the pieces of wood into place.
Place one of the 1/2 inch thick by 3.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide pieces of wood onto one of the ends of the mold.
Hold the wood onto the end, and drill two times into the wood on either side where it connects to the soap mold.
Screw two screws into the drilled holes, starting from the inside and screwing the screws in so the ends of the screws stick out.
Place a washer onto each of the open ends of the screws.
Screw two wingnuts on top of the washers.
Repeat this process with the opposite end of the soap mold. This will allow the ends of the mold to be completely removed to remove the soap inside.
- Photo Credit bars of rose soap in the basket image by Elena Moiseeva from Fotolia.com
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