In pioneer times making soap was a laborious, time-consuming, sometimes dangerous process. With soap so hard to come by it’s no wonder most people only took baths once a week. Making soap today is a whole lot easier, and can be a fun way of connecting to those pioneer times when a little slab of soap was a precious commodity. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
Packed with Options
This kit comes with multiple scents, including lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint. Lagunamoon
An almost infinite variety of oils can be added to soaps for scents and skin care purposes. Start with a basic set of oils and experiment from there!
This set comes with all the tools you need to shape, cut, and style your soap. ZYTJ
Although any bread pan will do for cutting the hardened soap into rectangles, molds of different shapes are lots of fun to use, and a silicon coating makes for easy release once the soap hardens.
Easy to Use
This product liquifies quickly and is good for children. velona
While you could go retro with traditional lye-based ingredients to make your own soap base (or even make your own lye!), a glycerin base is the best choice to use with kids.
Look for a kit that lets you mix and match lots of different colors. Soap Shop
While some essential oils are tinted, for a real color palette selection you’ll want a set of pigments to mix your own colored soaps.