How to Remove Melt-and-Pour Soap from Plastic Molds

Plastic molds could be a little trickier to use than silicone ones. However, once you know the basics on how to use them, they are fun! Here at Shapem, we offer a huge variety of plastic molds. This is why we decided to put together a guide for our soap makers and give some tips and tricks on how to remove melt-and-pour soap from plastic molds.

1. Fill the Mold to the Top

This is by far the most important tip. Fill the soap up to the top line of the mold

2. Make sure that the soap has completely hardened.

Wait until soap cools down and hardens.

3. Place your molded soap into the freezer

Give it about 3-5 minutes to stay in the freezer. Check molds every few minutes  to make sure that overcooling does not happen. Small condensation drops on the surface of your soap indicate that the chocolate has sat in the refrigerator too long.

4. Tap gently on the molds

Using pressure from both of your thumbs, press the soap out of the mold. The soap should easily come out.

5. Repeat Step #3 if needed

Place the molded soap back into refrigerator if it does not easily come out of the molds. Pull molds out of refrigerator and repeat until all soap has come out of the molds.

6. Enjoy!

Congratulations! You did it! Time to think about your next project ;)

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