Basic, Premium, or Handle Mold?

We often get asked about the difference between basic and premium molds.

Basic Molds:

  • Have a wooden box to support the liner.
  • Have holes in the bottom of the wooden mold to push out the liner.
  • Do not have a lid.

Premium Molds:

  • Have a wooden box to support the liner.
  • Have a clear lid to view soap as it gels and prevent soda ash.
  • Have grooves in the wooden mold box that the lid slides into, creating a seal between the soap and outside air. This is the main method of preventing ash.
  • Have removable sides for easy removal of the liner.

Handle Molds:

Handle molds come in basic and premium styles. They provide the ultimate ease of use when making soap. The lip of the liner surrounds the wood mold and keeps it clean. The handles on the liner allow for very easy removal from the mold. 

However, the sides of the wooden mold box are not removable in the premium style, and the basic style does not have holes in the bottom of the box for removal. This is because you can simply lift up by handles and the liner pops right out! Another benefit of our handle molds is the silicone is thin yet sturdy, make soap a breeze to remove from the liner.

If you do not gel or cover your soaps, basic molds are best. They can be covered with cling wrap to prevent ash. If you prefer to gel your soaps and want more ease of use, premium molds are ideal. Handle molds offer the best of both worlds in premium and basic styles.

Mold Sets:

A mold set is any mold available as a full set. For example, basic molds come with a liner and wood support box and premium molds come with a liner and a box and a lid. Mold sets are all the components you need in a mold at a lower price then buying them separately.

Have questions? Contact us.