Felted Soaps

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Introduction: Felted Soaps

About: Bath and body care. Fiber arts and felted soaps

This is a great way to preserve your soaps. also it’s a built in wash cloth! Great handcrafted gifts too! Also great for the whole family to do!

Step 1: Supplies

Get supplies together. What you will need is a boot mat. Can get at Walmart for $4. Nylon sock. Dish soap. Merino or corriedale roving. Bar of soap. 2 bowls, one for hot water and other or cold water.

Step 2: Wrap the Soap

Wrap the bar both horizontal and vertical

Step 3: Wrapping the Soap in a Sock

I found the best way to wet felt soaps is to prep it before adding it to the sock. This helps prevent the wool from moving and corners not covered. I put some dish soap on my hand, grab the bar of soap get it wet in hot water. I squish the wet wool around the bar. Make sure the soap is not exposed. Then add to the nylon sock.

Step 4: Felting

Scrub the soap on the boot mat for 5- 10 mins. Alternating from hot and cold water. You will know when you soap is done when it sticks to the sock, and you can pull with out it coming off.

Step 5: Finished Bar

When you take the soap out, press it in a dry towel. Let sit over night. Also you can join my Facebook group for felting soaps, Fiber Artist Felted Soaps

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    Doesn't this shrink the inside soap a bit? Is there a minimum size soap to do this?

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    With using dish soap it doesn’t shrink. The bar of soap is hard enough to handle the felting. Over time it will shrink, the felt will a lil. Then you have a neat lil pouch to do other things with

    makes a good little scrubber afterwards!

    I do 4-6 oz soaps. And for kids about 2-3 oz. so that it fits in their lil hands better.

    That looks pretty, I haven't seen this done with soap before :)

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    Give it a try! It make the soap last longer and slightly exfoliating

    It's a great way to make your soap last longer. You can also needle felt the soaps too