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.
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.
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.
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 :)
After that, take your soap base out and make sure there are no more lumps. I thought it already smelled good at this point.
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.
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.
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.
After a good stir it was time to pour the soap into the mold.
I filled them a little too high in the first batch… oops, trust me when I say my other batches were far more pretty!
I waited a few hours then just like magic, I popped one out and IT WAS SOAP! That I made!
It was silky and pretty and smelled amazing!
The kit came with cello bags and raffia which are very classic and clean looking but I had to doll it up a little :)
I added things like cardstock, bakers twine, colored staples, doilies, sequins, fabric and washi tape. Very simple and all things I had on hand!
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!