Our 2 pound premium soap mold holds 22.5 ounces (1.5 pounds) of oils maximum. It will yield approximately 2 pounds of finished soap.
The liner for this mold is different from our other silicone liners. It is much thinner and will be prone to bowing. We wanted a small thinner liner at a great price point for beginning soapers. This is the perfect starter soap mold! We like smaller molds when learning how to soap because as you're learning you won't be using as many ingredients. If something goes awry it's not a very big loss! This mold will make 7 - 1 inch bars of soap. You may need to clip the liner to the sides of the wood container or use Vaseline between the liner and the wood to create a seal and keep the liner from bowing. There are holes in the bottom of the mold to allow for easy release of the liner from the mold.
This liner is a dream to unmold from soap! Since it is thinner it is very easy to release your soap the liner. We love this little mold! It will make 7 1" bars of soap.
The wooden part of the mold is made well and worked great. Sadly, the liner was bowed and that showed up on the sides of my soap causing a caved in look. I guess I'll have to try the freezer paper route next time which I was hoping to avoid by using the silicone liner...
Sad about the liner
Great price for a mold and it was well made. Unfortunately, my liner came with a caved in side that won't even out. I made my first ever batch of soap in this, yay! The soap released from the liner easily...sadly my soap had an indent down the side of it where the liner was bowed in. I don't think there is any way to fix it =( Maybe I'll try the freezer paper thing next time but I was hoping to avoid the cutting and taping of it.
I love the size of this mold. I just wish I knew how to get the liner to cooperate. I thought the soap would even it out as it filled the liner, but it did not. As this was my first try at soap making I was disappointed the loaf was wonky shaped. (Though I must say the soap came out of the liner easily when the time came). My muddy design I can eventually fix (with practice), but is there hope for straightening out the liner? I have spent a week trying to get the liner to hold shape to the wooden box (have had it stuffed with foam blocks cut to size) but so far it just pops right back into the caved in sides. Any tips? I will have to spend time and effort lining the box with freezer paper if I cannot straighten the liner out.
I'm new to soaping and wanted something simple and cheap to start with. This is perfect!
It makes the perfect little loaf of soap an unmold so nicely. Perfect size mold for beginners.