Let’s talks soap making! And the best soap molds for beginners.
When a reader asked us to write about the best soap molds for DIY crafters, we started researching the soap-making world . . . and quickly went down the rabbit hole of Instagram soap hashtags. Wow! The creativity out there among soap enthusiasts is amazing.
Our readers who love making soap for gifts and other special occasions (think baby showers) pointed out to us that there are four basic kinds of soap making: melt-and-pour, cold process, hot process and milling.
While the details of these processes is beyond the goal of this article, we learned that a good basic silicone soap mold is a great place for beginners to start. For those folks, we’d recommend Ozera’s 2-Pack Silicone Soap Molds.
Nothing fancy—these molds just get the job done! We tried out several different basic molds before deciding Ozera had the best quality . . . and best bang for the buck.
What We Liked
• Easy to clean!
• Refrigerator and freezer safe.
• Easy to unmold.
• Dishwasher safe.
• Oven and microwave oven safe.
• Best if placed on a baking or cookie sheet for stability. We learned that tip from one of our readers who had one too many mishaps when her molds distorted the soap . . . especially when the molds are moved around.
• Popular size: each mold makes six 3.5 ounce bars.
What Needs Work
• Thinner than other, more fancy molds. But we think that is a feature, not a bug as that helps beginners!
• Not so great for botanicals. Many DIY soap fans love to use botanicals (flowers, herbs, etc) in their soap recipes. These molds are only so-so for that use. If you are looking for a mold that works best with botanicals, we’d suggest our next recommendation.