Making Quick Moulds for soap

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  1. jo-anne says:

    love your amethyst soap
    do you make the moulds ( amethyst) to sell?
    thank -you for sharing your soap craft, do you know if you can use other materials for making moulds can be used

  2. DeAnne says:

    I have not made them to sell, but if you don’t have a geode from which to make the mold, I can make one for you. :)

  3. Marilynn says:

    I would be very interested (meaning want) in getting the molds for the jewel soaps – amethyst, etc.

  4. DeAnne says:


    Drop me a line at deanne at and we can chat a little about what you’d like to have made. :)

  5. dawnaurora says:

    I really enjoyed your post on making easy molds for soap. I may have to just try it out.
    Many Blessings,

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  8. Connie Morrison says:

    Hi – I am interested in making the geode molds. How did this mold handle hot temperatures of the soap? Also, what did you color the amethyst with and especially, how did you create the layered looks? Do you recommend glycerin soap? I have someone who wants a massage geode soap made to look like amethyst. I have never colored soap or made a mold…I’ve just been using glycerin and heart shaped tins. I also find it sweats a lot.

  9. Connie Morrison says:

    Oops, massive, no massage geode.

  10. DeAnne says:

    I have done saponified soap (traditional, old fashioned lye soap) in molds made with this material, so it will work…but for a good geode, you’ll want to use glycerin to get the colors right. Each one of those soaps can take an hour or more to make…it’s not an easy process if you want it to actually look like a geode. If you’re not quite as picky about realism, however, it’s a pretty fast pour.

    I make my own glycerin soap, so I can’t speak to the quality of what you might be using. There’s a huge variation in the market as to quality. Most of them that aren’t made by organic manufacturers are just detergent that you can melt and pour. It’s pretty awful stuff, both for the skin and for the handmade market. There are some good vendors out there, and were I you, I’d avoid the stuff at craft stores, and go with a vendor that sells to the trade. Brambleberry has a fantastic product, and sells in small amounts. (I sell glycerin, but only in massive blocks.) Keep in mind that glycerin is a humectant. A humectant is a hygroscopic substance. It is a molecule with several hydrophilic groups which absorb water from the air. On humid days, glycerin will sweat, it’s just what it does.

    As to color, for a small batch, I wouldn’t invest in expensive professional colorants. Food coloring will work fine in glycerin. You just want a couple of drops per bar. Don’t use too much, or you’ll turn your clients a different color. It seems to upset some people when they turn green or purple. Some people…what can you do? ;)

    Good luck! Ping me if you run into trouble!

  11. DeAnne says:

    I was wondering about that…seemed like it would be a spiky massage…but ya know, who am I to judge. ;)

  12. Celeste says:

    I had a question. Does the putty stuff ruin your orignal in any way? Thanks

  13. DeAnne says:

    Hi Celeste,
    I have never had it ruin anything. However, that said; it is a product with an “oily” feel when you’re mixing it together; and I wouldn’t try to use it to mold anything cloth or paper, without expecting the original to absorb oil. But as far as stones, and shells, and plastic gewgaws, I’ve never had a problem.

    Hope that helps! -DeAnne

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