Making soap at home is surprisingly easy andfun!
In fact, it’s so easy that humanity has been making soaps since the year 2800 BC! The Babylonians, apparently, liked to smell good when they had a wash too.
Now, you can, of course, buy all the raw ingredients for making soap and put them together but this is not much fun.
That’s because it involves harsh chemicals and needs safety gear and a very well-ventilated room.
It’s much better to opt for a soap-making kit, instead, most of which are so gentle, in comparison, that they’re safe for children to use (quite literally too).
You can melt and pour natural chemicals such as shea butter soap base and goat milk soap base and then add liquid dyes to create soap bars that rock.
In fact, many of our handmade best soap-making kits recommendations are aimed at children but don’t worry, they work just fine for adults too.
Create Your Own Soap Science Lab Kit for Kids
This was our favorite handmade soap making kit in these tests. Why is it the best soap making kit?
Well, sure, it’s aimed at kids but the attention to detail, 100% safe ingredients (the soap making process is safe too and includes simple essential oils like tea tree oil and lavender essential oil as fragrance oils) and its 10 soap output made us super happy too.
We’ve bought one for our kids for Christmas too.
You can find the Soap & Bath Bomb Making Kit for Kids online.
Craftzee 2pcs. Loaf Soap Mold Kit
Everything you need to make gorgeous rectangular loaves of soap.
The silicone molds are super easy for a beginner to use, you just pour soap in the top and let it harden.
Then you pop it out and it’s done. The plastic molds are reusable in this set up and you can easily melt and pour soap into many soap bars in the future too.
You can find the Craftzee 2pcs. Loaf Soap Mold Kit online.
Kiss NaturalsMake Your Own Soap – 100% Organic
This organic kit is a little more upmarket and clearly aimed at a more discerning child than your testers were.
The glycerin soap that It makes is really nice for your skin too.
You can find the Kiss Naturals DIY for Kids – Make Your Soap Bars – 100% Organic online.
Klutz Make Your Own Soap Activity Kit
This won the 2017 National Parenting Center Award and it’s a really cool kit with the emphasis on fun.
We like that the instruction manual explains the science as well as what to do. The soap base is, of course, 100% safe and the mixing bowl is comfortable to hold. The pouring pitcher is very easy to use as well.
We’re positive that kids and big kids are going to enjoy this.
You can find the Klutz Melt And Pour Soap Activity Kit online.
Dinonano Dino Soap Making Supplies DIY Kit
Dinosaur shaped soaps. You just can’t go wrong with that.
In fact, we spent more time playing with the finished soaps than we did with any of the others in our tests.
You can find the Dinonano Dino Soap Making Supplies DIY Kit online.
Life of the Party Botanical Soap Making Kit, Essential Oils, Citrus, Vanilla, Rose and Apricot
A little more austere in the packaging department but quite excellent.
The range of scents in this kit is fantastic and the finished soap is top quality.
You can find the Life of the Party Botanical Soap Kit, Essential Oils, Citrus, Vanilla, Rose and Apricot online.
Gem Stones Soap Making Kit
Bright and cheerful is the order of the day here.
These soaps form interesting gemstone like patterns when they’re finished.
The 100% money back guarantee is a nice touch too.
You can find the Gem Stones Soap Making Kit online.
Life of the Party Oatmeal Vanilla Soap Making Kit
Another offering from the life of the party, if you didn’t fancy the fruit scents then you may fall in love with the vanilla scented soap.
We love this kit. The kit includes enough supplies for 10 bars of soap.
You can find the Life of the Party Oatmeal Vanilla Soap Kit online.
Playz Cupcake Soap & Bubbles DIY Science Kit
For everyone who ever wanted their soap to look like a delicious cupcake, this is the kit!
Of course, you can’t eat these cupcakes but there’s no denying that they make for a wonderful showering experience.
You can find the Playz Cupcake Soap & Bubbles DIY Science Kit online.
Koltose by Mash DIY Soap Making Kit for Kids
A slightly more basic kit which actually allows for a lot of creativity.
If your kids like to put together their own creations and prefer not to follow a script, they might get a lot of mileage out of this one.
The end products do tend to look a little like more gemstones though.
You can find the Koltose by Mash DIY Soap Kit for Kids online.
ALIYES Kids Arts and Crafts Science Kits, Easy Make Your Own Unicorn Soap
Unicorns! Nearly as good as dinosaurs in our book.
We like the fact that these unicorns are really elegant and detailed.
The only thing is that it seems like a shame to use the soap when it looks as beautiful as this does.
You can find the ALIYES Kids Arts and Crafts Science Kits, Easy Make Your Own Unicorn Soap online.
Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs
This has also won a “Parents’ Choice Award” and deservedly so.
You can make a lot of soap and bath bombs in this kit.
There are 10 different “experiments” to run for the would-be cosmetologist and the finished products are truly excellent.
The bath bombs are awesome, and the soaps are really different.
You can find the Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs: Soap & Bath Bomb Kit online.
Organic Creations Cold Process Soap Kit
This one is for the serious soap maker.
Cold process soap making is the process of adding carefully measured oils, water and caustic lye together to create a naturally made bar soap.
This kit includes all the ingredients you will need to make approximately 35 (4oz) bars of homemade soap.