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Old 09-09-2011, 05:42 PM
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I want to make practical bath bar soap, but I can't seem to come up with a good way to mold them to the right size. I'm not interested in buying anything to use as a mold, I want to recycle. The molds I'm interested in using would not be those prissy little rose buds, etc., just a squared off bar. Does anyone have ideas about that?

Also, I would welcome a recipe or two for making bar soap cheaply if any of the members make their own.

Thanks for looking, Mrs. Owens

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:11 PM
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I make my own soap, and pour it into a wooden box 4" x 12" x 16" lined with a plastic bag to set up. After several hours, or the next day(depending on how fast it's setting up) I take it out of the box and slice it on some homemade jigs that look like a chese slicer. I have one made to cut 4", one 2 1/2", and one 1". You have to slice it while it's still a little soft, yet firm enough to handle.

The soap I make is just lard, lye, water & some spices/scents. If you go to millersoap.com, you will learn much more about making soap than I can tell you!

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:54 PM
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Thanks so much. I have been looking for a way to make "bars of soap" so I guess I'll just put a small wooden box together and slice mine the way you do. The stupid molds are way too expensive and I just want to keep it simple. I may try some fancy soaps later when I know what I'm doing but those would be to sell. Thanks again Old School, the recipe sounds easy and straight forward enough for me to handle it for my first go around. Do you use lye soap in your laundry?
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:17 AM
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I used to use these for making small batches of soap, just pick a size you like and pour the depth you you want as the bar thickness :

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091340

Pretty cheap and reusable many times.
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