If you are new to soap making, you don't have to invest in expensive supplies at first. It's best to start small and add supplies along the way.
I have found the best place to purchase supplies when you first start is Dollar Tree. This place is my best friend, a life saver when I'm in a pinch and won't break the bank.
When it comes to soap molds, it's best to collect cardboard, plastic or silicone containers you may already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Here is list of inexpensive options I think work best:
- Juice box
- Milk carton
- Cereal box
- Pringles can
- Oatmeal container
- Plastic yogurt container
- Plastic storage container
- Shoe box
- Pizza box
- Silicone baking molds
Make sure once you use any of these as a mold for soap making, you don't use it for anything else afterwards.
Calculate the Volume
In order to know how many ounces of soap is needed for your mold, use these simple calculations:
Square or Rectangle: L x W x H x .4
Round or Oval: 3.14 x radius x radius x .4
Prep Your Mold
Prep your mold by cutting it, lining it with a plastic bag or wax paper if needed. This will allow the soap to be removed from the mold with ease.