Special forms for soap
Already in Russia there are special plastic and silicone molds for making soap. Most often they are brought in from abroad. Thanks to them, your soap will look professionally made, even if you picked up the soap base.
To soap base filled small relief on the inside of the silicone mold, it should be quite liquid.
Special shapes are both flat and volumetric, consisting of two halves that gives you the opportunity to make Soaps, indistinguishable from factory.
Forms of their own making
You come up with a special recipe, but can't find to the appropriate form? Don't despair - do it yourself. This will require a blank - the object whose shape you want to repeat (it is even possible to sculpt from clay), and two-component silicone compound, consisting of base and curing agent. Place the blank in a disposable container. If the subject is light, fasten it to the bottom of the tank with double sided sticky tape or glue so it has not surfaced. Peremeshayte thoroughly the base and hardener (ratio: 100 g basis: 3,5-5 g hardener) for 5-10 minutes and pour the resulting composition of the workpiece, in 8 - 10 hours - so much time is required for vulcanization of the solution - remove the workpiece. The hardened silicone will retain its shape and you will get a flexible rubber mold is reusable, able to withstand temperatures up to 200 °C. Remove from it the finished soap is very easy.
To make a silicone mold of virtually any subject matter: plastic and rubber toys, stone and wooden Souvenirs, natural materials and even with any bar of soap - anything can turn into an original mold for soap-making (read more in the article about soap "Shell").
Also make a mold using silicone clay.
Instead of silicone you can use sealant in tubes, which is sold in all markets. However, most sealants contain vinegar and exudes an unpleasant odor. So choose a neutral - for instance, for aquariums.
Mix equal parts of the two components of clay, push the mass of the selected object and after 15 minutes a flexible and durable silicone mold is ready. Also from clay to do the embossed tab, for example, with a print braided surface and place it on the bottom of the form before pouring the foundations.