How to line a Soap Mold – or what to line a soap mold with. I use either freezer paper or plastic garbage bags depending on what molds I’m making soap with.
For my hinged wooden boxes I use freezer paper, which can be used over and over again if you want to as it does not get damaged from the soap making process.
Although it appears not to be damaged at all I choose to discard it and use a fresh lining for every batch to soap I make, mostly because I end up tearing or ripping the paper as I’m taking it off the soap.
My husband made a stand that hold a very large roll of freezer paper with a cutter, so I have no shortage of paper.
I also use plastic garbage bags to line my smaller batches. The soap does not have any effect on the lining and I do reuse these a couple of times. Using plastic garbage bags to line your mold is easier than using freezer paper.
At first I used to try and fit the corners of the soap mold with the plastic or freezer paper, but learned that with the wooden molds it is not necessary to do that. So now I just make sure the molds are lined on the sides, as it is easy enough to cut the ends out of the mold.
If you do crease or mold your paper to fit the ends of the molds, you can save these end pieces (that will have the creases imbedded) and sell them at a discounted price.
End pieces can also be diced up and added to a new soap base. This way you will get an interesting looking bar with chunks of the previous batched soap imbedded in the new bar.
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