Felting a Soap Kit

Instructions for Caraboo Arts Therapy Kit

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A simple, fun project for all ages. Makes a great gift.

Felting soap is a simple project that uses up scraps of merino wool and soap. Cut the soap into shapes. Add essential oils for fragrance. Place the scented felt soaps in your wardrobes and clothes drawers. They make a great gift.

I’m going to show you a very basic wet method. Remember, not all bars will be perfect.

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A simple pack of hand made merino batt for base layer, brightly coloured merino roving for design layers.

Felting Soap Kit

Included in the kit

Bar of hand soap (I prefer to cut them up into smaller shapes and use the cheese grater to round off any sharp edges).

Carded Merino Batt for the base layers - fluffy like cotton wool and can be gently pulled apart to fit.

Merino wool tops in different colours for the top design layer.

Benefits of Felted Soaps

Felted soap is:

  • Anti-microbial – the bar will resist bacteria
  • Non-slip – the wool felting will prevent the soap from slipping from the hands
  • Renewable and sustainable – sheep and alpacas will keep producing more wool
  • Hypoallergenic – you shouldn’t be allergic to a felted soap bar
  • Functional – no need for a washcloth or loofah
  • Wonderfully full of lather
How to Make Felted Soap - DIY Craft & Gift Idea

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