Thursday, May 16, 2013

Craft tip today: How to easily remove soap from a plastic mold




Decorative soap is attractive and with all the supplies available in craft stores today it’s easier than ever to create your own soaps.  You can buy the soap base in blocks and melt it in your microwave oven, add some scents and colors and pour into inexpensive plastic soap molds for original decorative soaps to match our d├ęcor. 

The only problem is sometimes it’s hard to remove the soaps from the plastic molds.  You twist and push and pull and sometimes crack the molds.  I know they are easily replaceable at about $2 each but why replace them when there is an easy way to pop the soaps out of the molds.

Simply put the filled soap molds in your freezer for about 30 minutes.  Take them out and the soaps pop right out, easy as pie!



Try this craft tip today!



12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I just made rubber duck soaps and couldn't get them out of the molds, off to try this

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  2. Brilliant! Thanks so much for the tip.

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  3. thank you so much for the tip. No more banging on my kitchen counter top. lol

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  4. thank you so much for the tip. No more banging on my kitchen counter top. lol

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  5. I am trying to get them to release out of a hard plastic mold the freezer helped but am still having problems. Is there anything I can use in the mold?

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    1. You can try a little mineral oil in the mold before pouring :-)

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  6. I just made some soap & was having a hard time getting them out. I thought about popping them in the refrigerator but didn't. Will definitely try this. If it works I'll give a update. Thanks so much for this tip

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  7. If you put the mold in the freezer, will the soap feel "sweaty?"

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    1. No it will not feel sweaty Monica. It will just come out of the mold easier

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    2. Thank you so much for your reply! The freezer really does make the soaps come out much easier.

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Thanks for your lovely comments!