Soap Making and a Giveaway

soapmaing kit

I like to think I’m a jack of all trades when it comes to crafting. I might not be good at it but I have almost tried it all. However, I have never taken up knitting, crocheting or soap making… until now! I made soap this week and I loved it. Add it to the list of crafts I love to do! The people at Wholesale Supplies Plus asked if I would want to try out a soap making kit and I couldn’t say no. WSP is a company that sells a complete line of soap/bath and body making products with the packaging materials included. They usually sell to soap hobbyists or small craft-based businesses however they assured me it was pretty much fool proof and even a beginner could do it.

I chose to try the “My Teens Favorite Bar Soap Making Kit“. I was a little intimidated when I opened the box but it smelled so good that I soon forgot all about that. I love that they send everything down to the packaging and the FDA approved protective gear if you do want to sell this! There is a whole list of ingredients that were in my box HERE.

soapmaking kit

soap making kit

I dove right in following the recipe and directions and started making soap! (Excuse the bad kitchen lighting)  First, I had to cut the soap base which was easier than I thought. It cuts like butter.

soap making kit

soap making kit

Once I had all of my soap cut, I heated it up in the microwave. It didn’t say a time but somewhere between 2-2.5 minutes was good for me.

soap making kit

While it was cooking the next step was to chop the oatmeal scrub, I used my food processor. The boys thought I was making smoothies :)

soap making kit

soap making kit

After that, take your soap base out and make sure there are no more lumps. I thought it already smelled good at this point.

soap making kit

Next, it was time to add in the fragrance. I love this smell… Honey Almond, it’s actually why I picked this kit. I am very sensitive to smells and this one said “Sweetened summer honey touched with lemon, lavender, bitter almond, and ginger” I mean come on, YUM.

soap making kit

Then I added the Kaolin Clay (which I had to Google). Being the soap newbie I am I didn’t know why I needed this but apparently it makes the soap silky smooth and is great for sensitive skin. Sounds like a great ingredient to me.

soap making kit

Next I dumped in my chopped oat scrub and mixed it all together nicely, it was still warm at this point. This picture is from my first batch. I later learned that I didn’t actually chop the oats enough in this round causing them to stay at the bottom of my bowl and I didn’t get an even oat scrub outcome. Soap newbie.

soap making kit

After a good stir it was time to pour the soap into the mold.

soap making kit

I filled them a little too high in the first batch… oops, trust me when I say my other batches were far more pretty!

soap making kit

I waited a few hours then just like magic, I popped one out and IT WAS SOAP! That I made!

soap making kit

It was silky and pretty and smelled amazing!

soap making kit

The kit came with cello bags and raffia which are very classic and clean looking but I had to doll it up a little :)

soap making kit

soap making kit

soap making kit

I added things like cardstock, bakers twine, colored staples, doilies, sequins, fabric and washi tape. Very simple and all things I had on hand!

soap making kit

 I love this kit because not only is it fun to make but when you are finished you have a ton of great little gifts that are perfect for teachers, b-days, party and shower favors etc. Now for the best part… Wholesale Supplies Plus is giving away a kit to a lucky reader! Woo Hoo! Enter the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth F. says

    I haven’t, but like you, it’s always been on my want-to-try crafting list. We’re making homemade gifts this year, and this would be a great addition!

  2. Laura says

    I haven’t tried soap making, but I was just thinking the other day how I need to keep fancy soaps on hand for gifts. Yours look great!

  3. says

    I love it! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at soap making but never got around to it – hopefully soon! I’m impressed by how much soap you were able to make out of it!

  4. says

    My mom and I have been making soy candles for a year now and have been looking forward to adding a soap product line! It looks like fun. And everyone loves (and needs) soap! :)

  5. Nancy says

    So glad to have been introduced to your blog! And Wholesale Supplies Plus is an awesome company. I’ve made soap before but I’ve never tried these oatmeal scrubby soaps. Crossing my fingers!

  6. Katelin says

    I’ve always been a HUGE lover of handmade soap. It’s an obsession. One of my dreams is to one day have my own little handmade soap shop. For years I’ve been itching to get my hands on some soap making supplies, but never got around to it! And I love the way you packaged yours. Adorable!

  7. Miki says

    Lately, I have been looking for a hobby, and I’ve stumbled on the idea of making homemade soap. I am a beginner, and your kit looks like something I can learn from. I hope to make many different kinds of soap for my friends, family, and last of all, myself. After seeing your kit, I can’t wait to get started on the art of soap making! :D

  8. kim kemp says

    im trying to open my own buisness making soaps and candles. im still learning and gathering supplies ,this would come in handy.

  9. kim kemp says

    im trying to open my own buisness making soaps and candles. im still learning and gathering supplies ,this would come in handy.

  10. Courtney Tucker says

    I have not tried it yet, but, have all of the supplies to that I bought from WSP, and also lots of candle making supplies from there, am just waiting for the perfect recipe so it will not fail on me.

  11. says

    I have only tried the glycerin soap. Very simple and easy.
    I also think I am a jane of all trades, but master of none. It is a great way to be:)
    ~Michelle

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