How to Make Felted Soap
- Carded Fiber
- Nylon Stocking
- Boiling Hot Water
- Tray for Drying Finished Soap
- Medium Bowl
- While water is heating to a boil, wrap several layers of carded fiber around the soap in opposite directions.
- Gently slide the wrapped soap into a nylon stocking and wrap the stocking around the soap.
- Put the soap into a medium bowl and pour boiling water over the top to shock it. Use tongs to dunk the soap into the water to adequately saturate the soap.
- Allow the saturated soap to sit in the boiling water at least 5+ minutes.
- Use tongs to lift the soap out of the water.
- Allow the soap to cool to the point that you don’t burn yourself when touching the soap.
- When cool enough to work with, give gentle baby pats to the soap to help the fibers start to felt.
- Then begin rubbing the bar of soap to lather it up and felt more. Do this for 1-2 minutes.
- Gently pull off the nylon stocking so it becomes inside out.
- Now it’s time for have fun rubbing to your heart’s content while adding hot tap water to keep moistened.
- When soap is completely felted, rinse with hot water and squeeze out the excess water.
- Then, rinse the soap in cold tap water. Awe! This helps shrink the fibers further.
- Squeeze out the cold water and lay on cookie racks or a pan to dry. Will be dry in 2-3 days in natural air. Will dry in 1 day if put in front of a heating duct.
- Voila! You have pretty soaps for you or to give as gifts.