So, you’ve just received your Natural Soap-making Kit from King Online and you’re wondering, “How do I use this kit?”
That’s what the below video is for – to show you how easy it is to make soap from scratch.
But before I get to that, I just want to say thank you for buying my soap-making kit.
The below video will show you how to make soap using the kit you’ve received. However, it does not teach you everything there is to know about soap-making. If you would like to understand soap-making in more depth, please enrol in my online soap-making course here. Since you’ve supported me by buying this kit, I am offering you 25% OFF my online course. You can claim your discount here.
Oh, and please read all the safety information on your instruction card before you start.
Feel free to take a photo of your soap and tag me @naturalnerd1 on Instagram or Facebook. I’d love to see how it turns out, and to share in your excitement 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions
I paid for the online course when I bought my kit. How do I access the course?
There are two options for this kit – to buy it with the online course, and without the course. You may have already paid for the course when you bought this kit. To access the course, please navigate to the course page, then add it to your cart. Simply apply the coupon code to your cart, and complete the checkout process. You will find your unique coupon code on the instruction card that came inside your kit. Once the coupon is applied, you will be able to checkout without payment. You will receive an email which includes your username and password for your account, as well as instructions on how to login to the course.
What safety precautions should I take when using this kit?
Please read the safety information on the instruction card that came with your kit. Do not touch, ingest or inhale sodium hydroxide. Wear long sleeve clothing. Wear your gloves. I strongly recommend doing the sodium hydroxide step outside where there is good ventilation. Ensure that your pets and children are not around when you are making soap from scratch. Sodium hydroxide, and the lye solution is dangerous, and they shouldn’t be exposed to it. Don’t touch the soap mixture either, as it is still caustic. If you accidentally touch sodium hydroxide, lye or the soap mixture – rinse the area thoroughly with cold water, and then rinse with vinegar to neutralise the lye. Please store sodium hydroxide far out of reach of children and pets when left unattended (I.e. don’t leave your soap-making kit lying around for curious creatures to accidentally open the jar, or to ingest). Lastly, take a deep breath and please don’t let this safety section frighten you off.
What more could I possibly learn from your online course, if I learn how to make soap with this kit?
Knowing the method of how to make soap is only the beginning. If you are happy to keep following recipes, then you don’t need an additional course. There are many free soap recipes online. The course is for people who want to understand the theory behind soap-making so that they can formulate their own soap recipes. The course also covers different approaches to soap-making like how to layer soap, how to make soap with milk etc. It also includes quizzes to test your understanding of each lesson. You can explore the course curriculum and watch the free preview videos here.
You use a plastic tub in the video, but the instruction card says to use glass or ceramic. Why?
Yes, you can use heatproof glass or ceramic bowls. Heatproof means that they are ovenproof and dishwasher safe, because the lye solution gets boiling hot and will break or crack under the heat. The reason I don’t mention plastic on the instruction card, is because not all plastics will work. Only certain plastics are chemically resistant to sodium hydroxide and lye. You will notice in the video I mention that the plastic must be PP or HDPE. You can find this code on the packaging. It’s up to you if you want to use plastic, just make sure it is the right type.
What can I use as a soap mould?
There is no need to buy anything fancy to make soap. As mentioned above, PP and HDPE plastics are resistant to lye. Therefore, you can use an ice-cream or margarine tub as a soap mould, as long as they are classified as PP or HDPE on the packaging. Otherwise you can use silicone baking moulds.
Can I use my kitchen equipment?
Only if you wash it as follows: First rinse everything thoroughly with water; then wipe or rinse everything with vinegar to neutralise any lye residue; and then wash everything with dishwashing liquid. If after making soap with this kit, you think you will start making soap regularly, I do recommend that you invest in separate equipment.
Can I contact you if I have questions?
Yes, of course. I will happily answer your questions that relate to this soap-making kit and how to use it. You can contact me here.