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.
The Soap Making Crate Contains:
Clear High Clarity Soap Base
Dried Rosemary Leaves
Dried Lavender Buds
Silicone Stirring Spatula
Silicone Bar Soap Mold
Spray Bottle, for Alcohol
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