Plastic Soap Molds
First of all, please let me congratulate you for your website. It has inspired me to give soap making a try and I can't wait to get going. I have a couple of questions:
Can I use a plastic container as a mould for my soaps? And if so, do I need to line it with grease proof paper?
Also is the room temperature method safe and suitable for all types of soaps?
Thank you so much!!!!Answer:
Plastic containers can be used as moulds for handmade soaps but it is best to line them with plastic wrap or butchers paper since it can be very difficult to remove the soap otherwise. I also find that plastic moulds seem to require more insulation (more blankets) than wooden moulds. The plastic doesn't hold the heat in as much as the wood does.
The room temperature soap method is suitable for most cold process soap making recipes. Recipes containing waxes should use the cold process method instead since the heat of the lye will not likely be hot enough to melt the wax properly.