One of the easiest methods of producing bars of soap is to use a loaf mold. This wooden mold will produce a loaf that is 3" H x 8" W x 12" D. Line the inside with wax paper or plastic wrap and pour in your soap mixture.
When lining the mold, take your time to minimize creases and folds so you don't have "blemishes" in the final product. Once the soap has set for 24 hours, unlatch the mold to remove the loaf of soap. Let the soap cure for another 24 hours before cutting the loaf.