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


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


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.

Great Variety

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.