I have been struggling with the soap mold lining dilemma. I have tried the garbage bag. That leaves deep creases in the soap loaf. Waste of soap, because you either have to cut of the creases or have it be ugly.
I have tried doing this wax paper cutting/fitting thing, and I am spatially and measuring-ly inept. I even used BitterCreek's candlesupply.com instruction sheet on how to line a wooden soap mold. There is a lot of measuring, cutting, creasing, taping and doing it right in that tutorial. This is a great LOOKING tutorial and if you are a crafty attention-to-detail with your fingers person, great. Go check it out. I am not someone who can master that with the time I have and frustration levels I climb to. Soap making is supposed to be fun for me, not a lining challenge. The last thing I want to do is spend more time trying to line a mold than making the soap.
It comes out perfect, and when I do it, it looks like a hyper Jack Russell Terrier got spooked in a paper factory. You know exactly what I mean because you have probably been there yourself.
But while reading Smelly Chicks, I found an easier and permanent way to line your wooden molds. I am going to try doing this this weekend. Marr found the original tutorial on the Soap Dish Forum. You have to be a member to access it - I just signed up as The Soap Bar so maybe I'll see you over there.
If anyone has other ways of lining a mold easily, please share and if you'd like to write a tutorial on your lining talent, I'd be happy to post it.