Environmentally-friendly craft soap making
May 22, 2014 4:10 PM Subscribe
I am going to be getting soap making supplies (melt & pour process) as a gift for a family member. I know nothing about soap making - but I do know that the soaps should be as environmentally-friendly and as allergy-safe as possible. What kinds of ingredients should I be looking for?
posted by expialidocious to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I think they might enjoy adding scents or colors, but not if it's going to make the soaps all "HEY ALGAE here is your growth formula" or contain harsh chemicals or allergens. What is the best gentle and effective soap base for this purpose? Are there any commercially-available colors or scents that might work? Or is there a soap base that is naturally pleasant-smelling / not overwhelming that could work on its own?
The supplies need to be commercially-packaged - no homegrown herb infusions - and available either at craft stores such as Michael's / Joann Fabric or online.