Budget Savvy Diva Makes Vanilla Holiday Soap

December 7, 2012

If you follow me on my facebook page you would know that I tried making soap for the first time last night :)

I bought the above kit from Walmart.com  it is currently $6

I had so much fun making these soaps! ( this is not a sponsored post or anything silly like that) the kit comes with everything you need to make 8 bars of soap.

I changed it up a little bit and added vanilla extract to my soap.

Basically you melt the soap in the kit in the microwave

and add the color dye they provide. Pour the hot soap into the mold and you are done!!! I let my soap sit in the mold overnight and they popped out without a problem. Below are two that I made!! I cannot wait to make more — I am going to try and use peppermint extract!

If you make any soap I would love to see it!!! Tweet me the picture or instragram the picture using the hashtag #budgetsavvydiva

Let me know what you think of this craft :)

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Hollie Barnett December 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Love it! And what a great price! Sounds like a great holiday present to me!!


Peggy December 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

You did a great job. I love your gingerbread man. So cute. I love making soap and melt and pour is lots of fun because it is so easy. Just a word of caution though, you may want to use a metal spoon next time. After a while the wood absorbs any oils and fragrances added. You would not want to use it for cooking afterwards :)

Have fun making your next batch of soap!!!!


Budget Savvy Diva December 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Oh the wood stick came with the kit — but thanks for the advice :)


Mary Beth Elderton December 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

How much vanilla extract did you add?


Budget Savvy Diva December 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm

About 1/2 teaspoon — just enough to get a light scent


AvonbyKellyM December 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm

OOOh even better deal @walmart is you can get 2 diff. kits for 10.00 saving you 2.00. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=22339527&findingMethod=rr


AvonbyKellyM December 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

oh and it comes with a candle kit just noticed that. I should of read further lol.


Sharon Hoge December 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I think it is adorable!!!


Gwyn December 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm

those are so cute. love making my own soap also. I buy the Shea Butter and Olive Oil from Hobby Lobby and pretty much always use lavender scent. husband loves the smell. I have not yet decorated mine, but i may try that next year for gifts. My sister also told me that the silicone molds are great for soap making. i just need to find some cool shapes : )


Theresa December 8, 2012 at 3:36 am

With the spoon…use plastic OR Stainless steel. Any metals used in Soaping need to be Stainless steel.

Your soaps are sweet. :)


Shantel December 8, 2012 at 3:44 am

They turned out so cute! Good job!


Rae December 10, 2012 at 3:02 am

I recently started making soap and have been considering this kit. About how big are the bars? They are very cute!


Budget Savvy Diva December 10, 2012 at 3:05 am

A bit smaller than normal size


Rae December 10, 2012 at 3:47 am

Okay, thank you :)


Sherri Barrett January 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I just started making soap also from a homemade kit I bought at a garage sale and I love it! No calorie and everybody needs soap. I love the idea of adding vanilla extract from the kitchen and might try almond extract too. I did have a recent learning experience though: making brightly colored soaps makes soap that is messy in the bathroom with all its color. Thank you for blogging on this great hobby.


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