Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Thrifted Find- Making Soap from a Kit



Hello my friends!

My husband and I went thrifting together,

looking for a new project.

Didn't find anything except this brand new Soap Kit.

It was only $2.00 so I picked it up.

The kit listed what was included to make 10 bars.


Let's see what's inside-

 



Two stamps for embossing the soap bars





A large amount of melt and pour soap blocks





The form to make the bars of soap




Two choices of powdered colorant,

pink and green



Honeysuckle scent in a squeeze bottle-

smells wonderful!



The kit also contained handmade botanical paper

and raffia to wrap the bars.


And a very short instruction sheet!


To start-

The stamp was put in the mold



The instructions were easy!

Each bar of soap would need 4 small cubes.

The soap was soft and cut easily with a kitchen knife.


Place the cubes in a microwavable- pourable container.

It melted at about 30 seconds.

I added a pinch of the colorant and a few drops of scent,

mixing well with a popsicle stick.


I made one bar at a time.

The soap set up fast!

Here is a bar with the embossing.

I wrapped each bar in plastic wrap.




I wrapped each bar with the paper and raffia from the kit.

There was more than enough.




The kit really made 10 bars! wow!


That was fun!


I have seen the slabs of melt and pour soap at the craft store

and I have plenty

of colorant and scent left over.....

If I buy another slab of soap

I will probably make more.


I would love to make REAL soap someday

but I am nervous about working with chemicals like lye.

So I would recommend making soap this way-

 


These will be perfect for my Valentines :)


xo, Lisa S



22 comments:

  1. Great idea. These look lovely gift ideas :)

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    1. Thanks Claire,
      I look forward to gifting these and making more!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. You found a great deal! I've made soap with lye before and it's a bit scary. Read all you can about it and take the recommended precautions - You can do it!! 😊

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    1. Cindy,
      You are very brave! I would try only if an experienced person was right next to me. I love the fact that it is such a clean project :) xo Lisa S

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  3. Wow - how cool is that, didn't know there were kits that made the process this easy - thanks for sharing at #trafficjamparty

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    1. Antionette,
      I didn't know about the kits either. I like this way of making soap. I was especially surprised that the kit made as many bars as it listed on the box. Now I want to make more.
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Thank you for visiting!
      It was fun and easy:)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. That was a great, money saving deal!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I picked it up-
      You really can find anything while thrifting!
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Wow, what a find! These turned out so cute and you can't beat that price at all. Makes me want to make soap!

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    1. Rachel,
      This method of soap making was a breeze!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Great find and great deal! Soap-making is on my list of things to try this year...I'll let you know how it goes!

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    1. Ann,
      I would highly recommend the melt and pour method!
      Have fun-
      xo Lisa S

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  8. What an awesome find and I'm glad you had fun with it. I think you may have found a new hobby. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna,
      You are so right! This method is cheating a bit but so fun.
      I will be making more for sure!
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Lisa,
    What a great find. I had no idea they had such wonderful soap kits. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/01/thursday-favorite-things-party_0254967407.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you Bev!
      You are such a sweet friend.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. What a great find! It always amazes me what people give away. Your soap is so pretty, too!

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    1. Michelle,
      Yes, Isn't it amazing the things you find at Thrift stores.
      The kit sent me in a whole new direction. I will definitely make more. Thanks for visiting! Hope you come again.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. What a great find, Lisa! And I love how you created them as little gifts! Perfect for Valentine's Day! I'm delighted to be sharing your post at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much , Julie!
      You just never know what you can find at the thrift store.
      It started a whole new experience for me.
      Thank you for hosting and sharing my post!
      xo Lisa S

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