Where to Buy Cute and Affordable Soap Molds

Where to Buy Cute and Affordable Soap Molds

It’s summer time and I am crafting up a storm with the kids. Naturally my essential oils are close at hand and today I’m sharing where you can find cute and affordable soap molds for one of my favorite essential oil DIY projects – making melt & pour soap.


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It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning your first soap-making project, or if you are a seasoned soap maker, these molds are the pick of the bunch for making gorgeous soaps with very little effort.

They are perfect for gifting and guaranteed to impress family and friends.

three bars of soap pink butterfly yellow baby doll blue pony

Before we begin…

Before we begin I want to state that all the pictures in this post are pictures that I took of soap that I made with these soap molds. I have not copied and pasted any images from anywhere else. I also pain-painstakingly measured and weighed (in imperial and metric!) all of my soaps in order to bring you accurate information about what you are getting when you purchase one of these molds for any essential oil DIY project.

Enjoy!

Where to Buy

First I want to clarify some of the details about where I buy my molds. I consider myself a savvy shopper and I like to shop around for a good deal. The following molds have been purchased at either Amazon (www.amazon.com) or AliExpress (www.aliexpress.com).

Depending where you live in the world you may be more familiar with one or the other, so let me share some information about them.

Amazon vs AliExpress

Both Amazon and AliExpress are what are known as ‘online marketplaces’. That means that they are comprised of a number of ‘sellers’ selling all sorts of things. Individual ‘sellers’ set the prices of their goods and as such, you may find the same item available from many different sellers across the marketplace at a range of different prices.

Both Amazon and AliExpress offer buyer protection if you have an issue with a seller. Just make sure you are aware of all the terms and conditions before you make a purchase.

What’s the main difference about them? Well Amazon has a number of sites for different geographical locations (though they do sell to other selected countries from those sites), whereas AliExpress is one big site that sells to most countries world-wide.

Amazon’s local set-up gives them the advantage of un-rivaled shipping speeds. Whereas when you purchase from AliExpress, having your item shipped from China is more often than not the only option (though some selected items can be shipped from Russia or the US). Chinese shipping is reliable however, and the savings can be significant (plus you can pay a little extra to have it delivered faster – check out the e-packet option).

But a lot of the items for sale look exactly the same?

Amazon is based in the United States and Aliexpress is based in China. Yet despite their geographical differences, many (but not all – you gotta do your research!) of the items on Amazon and AliExpress have been sourced from the same merchant (sometimes they even use the exact same product images on both websites!).

This provides you (the shopper) with a HUGE advantage.

Say you find an identical item on both sites. Since the items, and thus the quality of the items, are basically the same, you can choose the price, seller and marketplace that best meets your needs depending on what is important to you.

For example…
If you live in the US and next day delivery is important to you, Amazon is the way to go. But if you are happy to wait a little longer for your item to arrive, take a look at AliExpress as you may find a better deal (plus you do have the option to pay a little more for faster shipping).

If you live outside the US then you may find that Aliexpress has better prices AND shipping options for your country.

Either way, check them both out and bag the best buy for you! Let’s get started!


Zoku Moji Mold

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS SOAP MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

SORRY THIS MOLD IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM ALIEXPRESS, but you can google ‘Zoku Moji Mold’ to find your nearest stockist.

This emoji-themed ice tray is supposed to be for just that – ice. But you can also use it to make some awesome mini soaps perfect as kid’s soap or guest soap. If you’re looking for a great school holiday activity to do with the kids, try this Painted Emoji Soap Tutorial.

colored emoji soap with soap mold

Mold Material
The mold is made out of silicone that nests in a plastic tray. You can remove the silicone mold from the plastic tray when required.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 10 6/8″ x 4 1/8″ x 1″
Centimeters – 27.3cm x 10.6cm x 2.5cm

Each cavity measures (Diameter x Height):
Inches – 1 11/16″ x 6/8″
Centimeters – 4.2cm x 2cm.

There are 10 cavities, therefore you can make 10 cakes of soap from this mold.

colored soap emoji faces

Soap Weight
One single soap weighs 0.9oz OR 25g when set. To fill the entire mold you would need 8.82oz OR 250g of soap. Don’t forget to add 5-10% for wastage.

Pros and Cons
The plastic tray is a huge pro. It enables you to easily transport your soap as soon as it is poured without the risk of spilling or misshaping your soap. This mold is also great for making bath bombs and fizzies.
A con may be the size of this soap, as it is rather small (but you could also argue that adds to its cuteness).

yellow emoji soap faces

Russian Doll

SORRY, THIS MOLD IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON. TO VIEW OR PURCHASE A SIMILAR MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

This Russian doll mold has some exquisite detail down to the tiny little flowers on her dress and her delicate facial features. The pictures really don’t do her justice.

yellow baby doll bar of soap

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thick silicone with a flat base. You will need to put the mold on a tray before filling if you wish to transport your soap before it is set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 4 1/16″ x 3 3/16″ x 1 9/16″
Centimeters – 10.4cm x 8.2cm x 4cm

The cavity measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 3″ x 2″ x 1 2/8″
Centimeters – 7.6cm x 5.5cm x 3cm

This mold makes a single bar of soap.

russian doll soap with mold

Soap Weight
One single soap weighs 3.5oz OR 100g when set.

Pros and Cons
Apart from being beautiful, this mold makes a good size cake of soap that fits well in the hand for whole-body washing (if you can bear to use it that is). Turning out the soap once it was set was very easy also.
There are no cons I can think of.



Friendly Insects

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

This mold has been available for a while and the reason for this is obvious – it’s super cute! Plus with the ability to make eight bars of soap in four different designs at the same time, it’s sure to become one of your favorites too.

insect soap with mold

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thin silicone into the shape of a leaf. When full of liquid soap it can become quite sensitive to movement. You will need to put the mold on a tray AND allow a skin to form over recently-poured soap if you wish to transport your soap before it is fully set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 10 2/8″ x 7 6/8″ x 1 2/8″
Centimeters – 26.4cm x 20cm x 3cm

This mold makes 8 bars of soap in 4 different designs:
Butterfly – 2 3/8″ x 2 1/8″ x 1 3/16″ OR 6cm x 5.5cm x 2.8cm
Dragonfly – 2 2/8″ x 2 7/16″ x 1 3/16″ OR 6.2cm x 7cm x 2.8cm
Bee – 2 7/16″ x 2 2/8″ x 1 3/16″ OR 7cm x 6.2cm x 2.8cm
Lady Beetle – 2 9/16″ x 2″ x 1 3/16″ OR 6.7 x 5.2 x 2.8cm

butterfly lady byrd bee and dragonfly soap bars

Soap Weight
The soap weights are as follows:
Butterfly – 1.5oz OR 42g
Dragonfly – 1.4oz OR 40g
Bee – 1.2oz OR 35g
Lady Beetle – 1.7oz OR 48g

To fill the entire mold you would need approx 11.65oz OR 330g of soap (plus 5-10% for wastage).

Pros and Cons
This soap is a good size for guest soap. The Dragonfly and Bee have more pronounce wing-shapes which can make them somewhat awkward to use.
Because the mold is so delicate once filled it was hard to tap out any bubbles that formed with the pouring of the soap.


Butterfly

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

If you are looking for something a bit more formal, then try this classic design of a butterfly on a background of daisies. As my daughter put it: “It’s soooooooo ‘ele-jent’!”

beautiful pink butterfly and daisy soap

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thick silicone with a flat base. You will need to put the mold on a tray before filling if you wish to transport your soap before it is set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 3 5/8″ x 2 15/16″ x 1 5/16″
Centimeters – 9.2cm x 7.2cm x 3.2cm

The cavity measures (Diameter x Height):
Inches – 3″ x 2 2/8″ x 7/8″
Centimeters – 7.5cm x 5.7cm x 2.2cm

This mold makes a single bar of soap.

butterfly soap mold

Soap Weight
One single soap weighs 2.6oz OR 75g when set.

Pros and Cons
Apart from being beautiful, this mold makes a good size cake of soap that fits well in the hand for whole-body washing. Turning out the soap once it was set was very easy also.
There are no cons I can think of.


Snowman

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

This snowman mold is quite festive so it is handy to have around Christmas time. But I also find it’s cute enough to pass at any time of the year, especially when you get all clever make a two-tone soap with colored hat and face. This mold also makes great bath salt cakes so it’s definitely worth the investment.

snowman soap with yellow hats

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thin silicone into the shape of a rectangle. When full of liquid soap it can become quite sensitive to movement. You will need to put the mold on a tray if you wish to transport your soap before it is fully set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 10 3/16″ x 6 15/16″ x 1 1/2″
Centimeters – 26cm x 17.5cm x 3.7cm

Each cavity measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 2 3/16″ x 2 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
Centimeters – 7cm x 5.3cm x 3.5cm

This mold makes 6 bars of soap.

snowman mold with bath salt cakes

Soap Weight
This mold has quite a deep cavity. To make a decent soap you only need to fill it half way. One single soap (at half depth) weighs 1.75oz OR 50g when set. You can melt 10 1/2oz OR 300g of soap (plus 5-10% for wastage) and weigh out six soaps of equal size.

Pros and Cons
This soap is a good size for guest soap and Christmas soap. Being able to pour in a different color for the hat and face features is fun too. I also like that you can use this mold for other essential oil DIY projects such as bath salt cakes.
There are no cons I can think of.


Pretty Pony

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

The detail put into this pretty pony mold is truly stunning. She is just gorgeous. (I’ll wait while you go and add it to your cart!) But seriously, this mold makes the kind of soap that when you gift it makes people say you have real talent, when really all you did was pour some soap into a mold (yep it’s that simple folks!).

blue pony bar of soap

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thick silicone with a flat base. You will need to put the mold on a tray before filling if you wish to transport your soap before it is set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 4″ x 3 1/8″ x 1 5/16″
Centimeters – 9.7cm x 9.1cm x 3.5cm

The cavity measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 3 2/8″ x 2 13/16″ x 1″
Centimeters – 8.2cm x 6.8cm x 2.5cm

This mold makes a single bar of soap.

pony soap with pony mold

Soap Weight
One single soap weighs 2.3oz OR 65g when set.

Pros and Cons
It’s gorgeous, what else can I say? Turning out the soap once it was set was very easy also.
There are no cons I can think of.


Bunnies

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM AMAZON CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THIS MOLD FROM ALIEXPRESS CLICK –> HERE

Next up is one of my favorite molds to use around spring time. In fact I used it earlier this year to make some super-cute Easter soap which my kids just went nuts for.

easter soap in shape of bunny

Mold Material
The mold is made out of thin silicone into the shape of a rectangle. When full of liquid soap it can become quite sensitive to movement. You will need to put the mold on a tray if you wish to transport your soap before it is fully set.

Mold Size
The entire mold measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 10 2/8″ x 5 6/8″ x 1 1/16″
Centimeters – 26cm x 14.5cm x 2.7cm

Each mold cavity measures (Length x Width x Height):
Inches – 2 13/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 1″
Centimeters – 7.2cm x 5.2cm x 2.5cm

This mold makes 6 bars of soap.

rabbit mold filled with colored soap

Soap Weight
One single soap weighs 1.75oz OR 50g when set. You can melt 10 1/2oz OR 300g of soap (plus 5-10% for wastage) and weigh out six soaps of equal size.

Pros and Cons
This soap is a good size for guest soap and Easter soap.
There are no cons I can think of.


Flowers

soap flowers

Ok I’ve left the best until last because these flower molds are simply a must-have essential oil DIY accessory. Apart from soap, you can use them to make:
Bath Bombs
Shower Melts
– Bath Salt Cakes
Lotion Bars
– Sugar Scrub Cubes
and anything else you can dream up!

I have bought many different designs from this AliExpress store over the years and have never had a single problem.

They are super affordable (yep, the price listed is for a lot of 5!!) and the designs are beautifully detailed.

floral soaps and soap molds

Mold Material
The mold is made out of very thin silicone in a range of individual flower shapes. You will need to put the molds on a tray before filling if you wish to transport your soap before it is set.

Mold Size
All of these flower molds are approximately the same size and the average measurement is (Diameter x Height) :
Inches – 2″ x 1″
Centimeters – 5cm x 2.5cm

These molds make single bars of soap.

silicone flower molds

Soap Weight
Each soap weighs, on average, 0.9oz OR 25g. Some molds are bigger, others are smaller.

Pros and Cons
I am in love with the variety of flowers available and each one has a delicate and intricate design. These molds are so versatile and can be used for practically any essential oil DIY recipe.

Sometimes if you fill them all the way to the top they can be a little tricky to turn out. I like to leave a 1/16″ or 2mm gap from the top when filling so you can just press down on the top and pop them out.

SORRY, THESE 5 PIECE MOLD PACKS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. TO VIEW OR PURCHASE A SIMILAR ITEM ON AMAZON PLEASE CLICK –> HERE

TO VIEW OR PURCHASE THESE MOLDS ON ALIEXPRESS, PLEASE SEE INDIVIDUAL LINKS BELOW.

Coreopsis Flower Silicone mold 5pcs/lot Daisy Flower Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Cute Sunflower Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Orchid Silicone cake mold 5pcs/lot Jasmine Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Marigold Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Heart Blossom Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Bergonia Flower Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Rose Flower Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Plum Blossom Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Sunflower Silicone Mold 5pcs/lot Flower Shape Silicone Mold 1PC/6PCS per lot

Well, that’s all folks! If you have a favorite silicone mold you like to use for all of your essential oil DIY projects, tell us in the comments what it is and why you love it.

Enjoy!


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