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Quick Soap Molding Tips

Sorcery Saop Dragon Silk

Quick Soap Molding Tips

Dragon Silk

Recently someone wrote to me asking how to stop soap from sticking in a cookie cutter.

That is a great question.

For this situation we will employ magic. Not ancient magic, like our ancestors, but common mis-understood magic. The magic I am referring to is tenacity.

Tenacity is tricky, but to say that we overcome hitches in our giddiy-ups without it is to underestimate the power of tenacity. Staying with anything, even when it gets sticky (ah…) is to see doors that were not previously seen, let-alone, understood. These doorways open up to new worlds of imagination and creativity.

No matter the level of tenacity, some quick tips are always helpful.

Don’t over complicate this process.

1.) Use a reliable and predictable soap recipe and cover it with plastic. Air exposure will harden soap. To keep it pliable seal the soap against air exposure.

2.) Cornstarch dusting is helpful to avoid soap sticking.

3.) Soap can be touched with bare hands after 24-48 hours of full saponification. Zap-test or pH test soap if you are unsure.

4.) Let your imagination out of the box and start creating!

Simple Soap Recipe
Author: Bhakti Iyata
Recipe type: Cold Process Soap
A simple soap recipe for your rotation, to build on, or a good go-to. An ideal soap recipe for cold process hand molding soap.
  • Lard – 50%
  • Coconut Oil – 30%
  • Olive Oil – 20%
  • *Olive oil can be substituted with soybean oil.
  1. Melt the lard and coconut oil in microwave or double boiler to incorporate these ingredients.
  2. Add your liquid soybean oil (or other liquid oil) to the heated mixture. This will help cool the oils.
  3. Add lye water to your oils, not the other way around (please read about how to handle lye).
  4. Stick blend your oils and lye until trace.
  5. Add colorants.
  6. Pour into mold.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap.
  8. Twenty four to 48 hours later, unmold.
  9. Wrap in plastic.
  10. Place in sealed plastic bag.
  11. Use as needed to make your hand molded cold process soap!


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Magic Soap Box NOW Available!

Soap Box

Magic Soap Box Magic Soap Box

Save on shipping and order one Magic Box of a rainbow hand crafted soap with a surprise.

This soap will arrive 2-3 days after your order for only $6.80 in shipping.

Order the Magic Soap Box and you will receive 7 bars of luxury Sorcery Soaps with a soap cookie and one surprise for only $35.50.  (Each soap is available for $6.50 individually.)

10 Magic Soap Boxes available. 

Inside the Magic Soap Box

Each soap has custom cold process embellishments on top.

  1. Pink – Pink Grapefruit, a seductively tangy fragrance blends fresh pink grapefruit with sweet Valencia orange, mouth-watering clementine, and soft florals.
  2. Orange – Brightly colored orange soap with a subtle 5x essential orange scent. True light orange scent.
  3. Yellow –  Seaside scent has tender notes of water lily and apple blossom which dance on top of sweet sandalwood with soft bergamot.
  4. Green – Dragon Silk, full of mystery, magic and grounded in a deep woods scents of pine and fir, rich low forest moss with a hint of smoke.
  5. Blue – Lazy Cat is a calming and balanced fragrance oil is infused with natural lemongrass and black currant with hints of patchouli, sugar cane and lime essential oils.
  6. Purple – Lilac scent is a ideal representation of the floral, heady magic of spring lilacs in bloom.
  7. White – Himalayan Bamboo a complex union of bamboo foliage and rich green florals. The bold character of this fragrance infused with natural essential oils is well suited for a high-end or aroma-therapy line – where a room filling, not house filling fragrance is desired.
  8. Soap Cookie – these unique cookies are offered in the Magic Soap Box only.  Soap Flower Cookie

Soap Tips for Longer Use

For longer use remove Magic Soap from direct water, to allow the soap to dry between uses.


Real Soap – not detergent! 

* Solid hard bar of chemical-free soap
* A new scent in the bath
* Delightfully designed soap for doing a daily task
* Bubbly, creamy and conditioning for your skin

  • Phthalate Free
  • SLS Free
  • Detergent Free


This soap was made with coconut oil for cleansing and bubbles, Olive oil and Shea and cocoa butter for skin conditioning and Silk for the touch and slip of this soap.

Sorcery Soap is art-crafted with sodium hydroxide, filtered water, chosen oils, colorants and fragrances. All ingredients are food grade and/or skin safe and true soap.

Ingredients: Craftiness, Lard Glyceride, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Triglycerides, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil), Theobroma Cocoa (Cocoa Butter), Aqua, fragrance oils, colorants, Titanium Dioxide and raw silk.

Handmade Quality

*★ 。* *★ 。*

Because this is handmade there will be irregularities.

This soap can be a thoughtful gift. Each soap was made with conscious effort and a desire to bring joy and harmony to your life.

。⋆*:。♥ *★ 。*

All weights and sizes are approximate.

Each Soap Bar Weight – 3 oz. for over a pound of soap!

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Soap Molding Consistency

This video shows the consistency of a pliable soap for soap molding. Make hand molded soap, use fondant tools or push this soap into a mold.

Let this soap cure and it will produce embeds that do not ash.

Please, ask me if you have questions. I’ll do my best to answer you quickly.

You can find me on any social media, I prefer contacting me through Facebook or email. soapwitch(at)

Visit this page for a simple soap recipe .

Soap Molding Consistency

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Soap Stones How-To and Video

Soap Stones

How To Make Soap Stones

In this video there are two different colored soaps: one is colored with cocoa powder and the other is colored with Mad Oils Gold mica.

Soap Stones

Both of these soaps  are cold process. The brown soap has a 34% water discount, whereas the gold has a 38% water discount. The brown is much smoother and less sticky, while the gold is a bit stickier. For these soaps stones both are fine, and the stickier gold soap is harder to work with, but effective for adherence.

Taking about equal parts of both colors and blending them together helps to create an appearance of stone. I use these little rocks for Koi Pond Soaps. I’m not trying to create a realistic stone, but one that conveys the idea of a stone. Purple Koi Soap

The other interesting appearance is the gold with the full water recipe contrasts against the solid opaque nature of the brown giving a gleam, or a slight translucence effect. This effect is difficult to see in the video.

Don’t worry about making them perfect, this is one time that having your soap look a little rough is to your advantage. 🙂

I’m more than happy to help you, if you have any questions. I have recipes here, that are wonderful for soap molding, more videos and how-to’s.

*In the video I’m spraying with 91% alcohol to smooth and dry the soap stones.

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Make Soap Sheep

Shaun the Sheep

These little soap sheep have only two colors of cold process soap, black and white.

This little sheep was based on “Shaun the Sheep,” which can be found on Youtube.

If you need tool take a look here: Tools

For a little, simple recipe, that I find cures very smooth: Soap Recipe


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Hand Molded Koi Fish Video

Watch how the koi of the Koi Pond Soap are made with this soap video.

Tools used in this video: Tools

Waiting until the soap hardens a bit to smooth out some roughness helps the whole koi fish to keep its parts.