How to Make Soap on a Rope
In this tutorial you will learn how easy and fun it is to make your own professional soap on a rope, using our
two-part 3D molds which are perfect for this process.
Soap on a Rope fits conveniently around shower faucet or handles. Soap dries faster, and lasts longer.
Supplies You will Need:
- Two-Part 3D Soap Mould
- Soap Rope
- Soap Base (either Melt & Pour Base or CP Soap Supplies)
- Fragrance or Essential Oils
- Measuring Cup
- Small Knife
Measure and prepare your Rope for CP soap
Measure the length of rope required to embed the rope half-way into the bar then tuck the remaining rope under the rubber band.
Measure and prepare your Rope for M&P soap:
Lower the heat sealed end of the rope into the mould cavity, through the funnel, and tuck the remaining rope under
the top rubber band. Centre the rope in the funnel (left to right), and make sure that the rope is hanging straight into the mould
Pouring Your Soap
M&P - After preparing your M&P soap base, check the temperature with a thermometer, and verify that it is
below 90°C, optimally 60-70°C. Pour the soap slowly and steadily into the mold.
CP - After mixing your CP soap base, pour the soap at a light trace, slowly and steadily into the mould.
Overfill the mould cavity by pouring an excess into the funnel. This will act as a reserve and eliminate any large air
pockets from forming at the top of the bar. Lightly tap the mould onto the table to release any trapped air, and if
necessary, refill the funnel reserve. Using a stick or wire, push the heat sealed end of the rope into the mould cavity,
through the funnel. Embedding the rope into the center of the bar. Center the rope in the funnel (left to right), and
tap the mould onto the table to resettle the soap.
Unmolding & Trimming Your Soap:
When the soap is ready to release, gently separate the two halves, until one side separates from the other.
To release the soap from the remaining half, lightly and steadily twist the mold (ice tray style).
To trim your soap, score the cast on both sides with a small knife, where the funnel meets the bar. Then bend the
funnel excess, back and forth until it breaks away from the bar. Lastly, trim the excess material or "flashing" from
Tips for Unmolding M&P Soap:
Most M&P soap can be unmolded from our two-part molds in 4 hours at room temperature. To
expedite the unmolding time, after the soap solidifies, chill it to 12-15°C within the mold by placing it into the
freezer for 15 minutes, or into the refrigerator for 1 hour. This will make the soap much easier to unmold, and in a
fraction of the time at room temperature.
Tips for Unmolding CP Soap:
It is recommended to let the soap set in the molds for as long as necessary, usually 24 hours, until the soap
has sufficiently solidified. Resist the urge to look inside as this could cause a nasty spillage if the soap is not