In the Kitchen with Katie Oatmeal Scrubby Soap Kit Review/Giveaway: Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc
Vintage Indie would like to welcome back Katie Kelley as she's in the kitchen with us today sharing something a little different than food. She took on the challenge of creating a melt and pour soap making kit supplied by Wholesale Supplies Plus . This projec would be a lot of fun to do with your kiddos as Christmas gifts this year. Check out Katie's review to see if this is something that you would like to do with your family.
Pssst, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this review! Wholesale Supplies Plus is giving away one of these kits to one of our lovely readers!
Oatmeal Scrubby Soap Review by Katie Kelley
1. Cut 1 lb. of soap into 1”-2” squares, place in a microwave safe container and place in microwave for approx. 1 minute, remove, stir and microwave again for approximately 30 seconds.
2. While the soap is melting place 1 cup of oats into a blender or food processor. Pulse for about 5-10 seconds, you want the oats to be rough, but not powder.
3. Remove the melted soap from microwave and stir in 1 tbsp of fragrance. Choose which way you want to add the oats and pour into the silicone mold, situated on a sheet pan.
The instructions never specify whether or not to place the dry oatmeal in the bottom of the molds, or whether you should just mix the oats in with all the soap, so I made it 3 different ways;
1. Place dry oatmeal in the bottom of the molds. This caused a nice separation of oats and soap, however the soap did not saturate all the oats and ended up having some dry spots on top.
2. Mix the oats with the soap, this resulted in soap with oats suspended all throughout the soap, there wasn't a separation of the two.
3. Mix about a cup of the melted soap with the oats, and place that in the bottom of the mold, then put the plain soap mix on top. This was the clearest separation of oats and soap. Here is a picture of all three:
4. Once the soap returns to room temperature, carefully unmold soap
5. Repeat above steps until all 4 lbs of soap is made. It will make 28 bars of soap.
6. Step 6 says to tie with raffia in cello bags; however, I did not receive cello bags as the kit says I should have.
The invoice/recipe sheet says that the retail price is $6.95. In my opinion this kit is a good value for the money. It's pretty easy to use, can make you feel all kinds of crafty (even if you really aren't.) And the scent is clean, light and fresh. You could even take the soap and make it in a loaf pan like you see in whole foods, cut into large bar like slices.
It is a really a fun project and although it doesn't take much in the way of actually "making," soap, it's enough of the process to satisfy. It is also a great crash course in melt and pour soap making. Once someone uses this kit, they can see the basics of soap molds, they can add different things to their soaps like orange zest, or even lavender flowers. I think tea would make an excellent add-in as well.
Hopefully this review has enlightened some of the key high and low points of the oatmeal scrubby kits. If there are any questions I have left unanswered feel free to email me and I will let you know more about my experience.
My favorite memories growing up always revolve around the kitchen, or cooking. Stringing green beans on the swing with my Grandma Sebert, making pie dough with Grandma Jo in the kitchen at the farm, or baking and decorating an array of cookies with my Mother. So it came as no surprise to me when I quit nursing school midway to do what I loved most . . . Cook, and Bake!
Since I began Culinary School, I have undertaken an array of different venues from an Italian kitchen, a quaint local bakery, and most recently a cruise ship kitchen. My journey is only just beginning as I set out to learn, share and bake my way through life. - Katie Kelley
Please like Katie's new facebook page Sunshine Baking, where she's sharing yummy goodness!
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