Have you always wanted to make your own cold process soap but don’t know where to start? We’re here for you! First, watch the free 4 part series on Cold Process soapmaking to get familiar with the process, then purchase an easy kit just for beginners!
Making natural handmade Cold Process Soap is a wonderful experience that can be very affordable with this innovative kit. You can make 2 two pound batches of soap with the recommended recipe or create your own recipe with our Lye Calculator.
The kit includes my brand new E-Book Making Cold Process Soap which has all of the basics a beginner needs to learn to make their first batch of soap. From oil properties to handling lye safely, I’ve got you covered. And the best part is when you purchase the kit you get the entire E-Book for free! That’s a $10.95 value!
If you already have the ingredients to make cold process soap, then just grab the CP E-Book to mix up your routine and recipes .
One thing that I love about this brand new kit at Bramble Berry is that we use a common cardboard mailer as the soap mold. We teach you how to line the cardboard box and it makes for a great two pound soap recipe that has four nicely shaped bars at the end. If you have always wanted to try CP soap, this is the kit for you. At $36, it’s priced to try! Try it out here.
I’m so excited about this new beginner kit! I have wanted to try cp soap for a while now and I love that there is a lower priced kit where you can try out a small batch! Now I’m gonna have to place another BB order!!! 🙂
Yay – thanks for the enthusiasm! I’m so glad that we’re able to have a lower priced ‘try me’ kit because at $100 (with shipping) for the other kit, I know we were pricing some new potential soapers out of the ‘try me’ market. It’s a win win!
Let me know if you try it, if you have any suggestions for improving it. I want to make sure it’s as comprehensive as it can be for an affordable price.
What a perfect little kit! I love that you can use the box for a mold. Would you change the scent that is offered with the seasons or to match your top seller? If not, it is still a great idea for people wanting to try it out without investing a lot.
I’m glad that you still offer palm oil and that I know I can depend on BB to offer palm oil that is sustainably harvested. Like anything else we use, as long as it is harvested and regrown in a sustainable way, we should use it. If the entire world quit using palm oil, the people cutting down the rainforests would continue to do so, they would simply plant a different crop that the world needs. The key is education and moderation for a sustainable future.
Oh I love that idea to change the set with the seasons. Thank you for that suggestion. YES! We will probably do that. It’s a fun idea and it will cause me to really trust and test those fragrances for the kit. More excuses to make soap =)
Thank you for your thoughts on Palm Oil. I do know that we’ll be working on a Palm Oil Free Kit for next year because of the comments on this post. I adore our Soap Queen community =)
Great idea to sell a starter kit. Have you researched the terrible effects the palm oil industry is having on poor farmers, rain forests, and endangered species? It would be amazing if you and your company used its influence in the soap industry to take a stand and make soap without palm oil. Here’s a quick summary of the problems if you’re interested – http://www.ran.org/problem-palm-oil-factsheet.
Thanks Jennifer. We have another starter kit but it’s less economical (though makes more soap!).
I have researched the Palm Oil issue and it is a tricky one for sure. Bramble Berry supports Orangutan Foundation International which buys habitat to preserve orangutan living spaces. We also buy palm oil from a vendor that works with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. We have been told (though have not visited to confirm) that the bulk of the fields that are used for our Palm Oil are from former rubber plantations (rather than new deforestation).
The difficult thing about Palm Oil is its use in the food industry – it’s over 50% of the worldwide production for total fixed oils and of that, roughly 97% goes into food. That’s a HUGE amount of Palm Oil going into our cookies, cakes and more. That said, every little bit counts and I think it would be a fun project to design some soaps that were great to use without using Palm for people that are concerned about the use of that ingredient.
Thanks for popping in and if you have any great recipes that you love for soap without Palm, let me know! =)