Tigerlilly Quinn: DIY organic soap making kit

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

DIY organic soap making kit


Some of you may remember when I made my own soap a while back. It was super easy and a really fun activity to do. In fact I made so much back then that we have only recently run out! As if by some kind of physic link Hobbycraft contacted me a few days after we had used up our last batch and asked if I would like to give their 'organic soap making kit' a go. 

Whilst I still had most of the ingredients in the house to make some up on my own I was really interested as to what their kit contained so took them up on their kind offer. 

The kit comes with one organic oil and four little bags of ingredients to put in your soaps. These include, aniseed, linseed, poppy seeds, and marigold petals. It also comes with enough of the organic soap compound to make around 16 soaps. It also comes with a mold in four sizes to create different shapes and sizes for your soaps. 


I decided to make only four soaps for the first batch and was able to easily cut to size the soap compound, you then melt this and add the lemon oil to the liquid. After this you can choose with ingredients to add to your moulds. Pour in the liquid soap and you are done!


The soap needs to be left for about 30 mins and the transferred to the fridge for a further 30 mins before removing.


I think these kits are fantastic for rainy day activities, for grown ups and kiddo's alike (clearly the kids would need to do it with supervision!).

We were sent a soap making kit for review purposes but all words and thoughts are my own

14 comments:

Keri-Anne said...

Oh. i love this idea!!! I have never made soaps but have always wanted to. Thank you for the great tips :) x

Polly Davies said...

love making soap! this kit looks great

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oooh what a lovely craft and would make a perfect gift for someone - must try and make time to do this - I bet those smell really great :)


Laura x

laura redburn said...

lovely! i've always wanted to try this.

Life With The Crew said...

Several years ago my husband made soap for us and like you, it lasted quite a long time! For the past year we have been out and I have been buying bar soap, mostly handmade. We still have all of the ingredients for making it and I have been thinking that it is about time. Maybe your post is the sign that I need to get cracking!

Holding a give-a-way on my blog today if anybody needs a funky wooden pendant to spruce up their wardrobe.

http://lifewiththecrew.typepad.com/my-blog/2014/02/hump-day-give-a-way-2514.html

Globalmouse said...

I've always wanted to make my own soap, such a lovely thing to do...especially on cold, rainy days! Great photos too.

Wild & Grizzly said...

This looks really fun, also love that you're showing Wilf how to make his own things. I need to do something like this with F, I think he would love the process and I would like having pretty soap in my bathroom :) xx

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

This looks so easy! I'm always put off by anything that sounds a bit tricky as I'm lazy but I will def give this a go. Cherry is obsessed with washing her hands at the moment and we are getting through bottles of soap and it;s not very natural so this is perfect. Plus they look pretty! xx

abigail said...

For the last few christmas's my sister has made us all homemade lotions and potions, including lots of amazing soaps (exactly like the ones in lush!) and I love them! Such a good gift idea, and even just to do at home for yourself, I didn't know that hobby craft made their own kits, that's quite handy!

thelifeofwife said...

wow this looks a lot easier then I imagined! The soaps you made look so lovely and rustic, they'd be great home made presents!

fritha strickland said...

so true, they'd be great for gifts!

fritha strickland said...

that's so lovely! @Polly Davies makes some fantastic lotions and potions too, I bought a bunch for myself at Xmas :) x

fritha strickland said...

I think Cherry would really enjoy making this with you Jess (although obvs you would have to do the hot liquid soap bit!' but adding the seeds and flowers would be really fun :) x

fritha strickland said...

Thank you! They have some really nice kits for rainy days actually x

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