Soapmaking Tips & Resources

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Melt and Pour Soap Tips

  • Not sure how much soap will fit into your mold? Fill it with water and pour into a graduated measuring cup.
  • Want to get rid those pesky bubbles that came up after you poured your soap into the mold? Fill a small spray bottle up full of rubbing alcohol. Immediately after pouring the soap into the mold, spray the top once or twice. I’ve found small spray bottles at the Container Store and Joann’s.
  • If the soap doesn’t pop out of your mold easily, stick it in the fridge for 10—15 minutes & then try to pop out the soap. You can also try running warm water on the mold to help the soap release. Be gentle with your molds, and they will last you a long time.
  • Trying to create a translucent soap? Try mixing clear and white soap base to get this look.

Where to purchase Melt and Pour Soap Base, Fragrance & Soapmaking Molds

Online Outstanding Customer Service & Awesome Fragrance Oils Great Packaging I get my base oils here.
Great Prices Packaging and Displays They’re in Houston! Kelsei SlabDivider Molds – I love their 9 bar molds – I have two for test/limited edition batches but want more!
Upland Soap Factory Lined Molds

Where to get Lye and Safety Gear They Sell Lye!

Who are your favorite suppliers, and why?


Hobby Lobby

Recommended Reading
The Everything Soapmaking Book
by Alicia Grosso
The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch
Making Scented Soap by Linda Hamblen
Soapmaking for Fun & Profit by Maria Nerius
Designer Soapmaking by Marie Browning
& more here.

What are your favorite soapmaking books? Leave a comment and let me know!

Online Soapmaking Resources, Blogs & Recipes

Soapmaking Discussion Forums
The Whisk (my favorite section is The Showroom, where people show off pictures of their soaps!)
The Soap Dish

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