Soapmaking is an ancient art. Soap made from fats boiled with ashes was found in clay cylinders from ancient Babylon, about 2800 B.C.! Legend has it that Romans discovered that if they washed their clothes where the runoff from Mount Sapo flowed down, they would get cleaner. The fat and ashes from animal sacrifices made soap. Perhaps that’s why we call it that. When LeBlanc, a French chemist, discovered how to made soda ash reliably in 1791, soapmaking became cheaper and more reliable. During World War II, though, fats were in short supply, so detergents were developed in Germany. Now learn some of this ancient art by scenting, coloring, and molding soap.
This crate includes:
Soap Base – Includes about a pound each of clear and white soap bases to allow you to make a variety of soaps.
Soap Colorants – Includes several ultra-concentrated liquid soap dyes that will give your soaps color that pops.
Soap Fragrances – Use these to make your soaps smell great! Be sure to use gloves, though, so you don’t scent yourself! We include woodsy and citrus scents that both guys and girls will enjoy.
Soap Molds – Includes both a basic bar and a shaped mold so you can experiment with different shapes.
Tools and Supplies – This crate includes a cup to heat the soap base in and a spatula to stir it with. You have gloves to keep from scenting and coloring your hands. Petroleum jelly and a brush to line the molds for easier release are included. You also have a spray bottle for rubbing alcohol to prepare the molds for soap and to remove bubbles in your base.
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