Three Things To Know Before You Buy a Soap Making Kit

Creating soap at home can be fun and relaxing and makes a great activity for kids.

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

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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!

Starter Option

This set comes with all the tools you need to shape, cut, and style your soap. ZYTJ

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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

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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.

Great Variety

Look for a kit that lets you mix and match lots of different colors. Soap Shop

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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.