How to Make Felted Soap

 Supplies Needed:

  • Carded Fiber
  • Soap
  • Nylon Stocking
  • Boiling Hot Water
  • Tray for Drying Finished Soap
  • Tongs
  • Medium Bowl


  1. While water is heating to a boil, wrap several layers of carded fiber around the soap in opposite directions.
  2. Gently slide the wrapped soap into a nylon stocking and wrap the stocking around the soap.
  3. 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.
  4. Allow the saturated soap to sit in the boiling water at least 5+ minutes.
  5. Use tongs to lift the soap out of the water.
  6. Allow the soap to cool to the point that you don’t burn yourself when touching the soap.
  7. When cool enough to work with, give gentle baby pats to the soap to help the fibers start to felt.
  8. Then begin rubbing the bar of soap to lather it up and felt more. Do this for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Gently pull off the nylon stocking so it becomes inside out.
  10. Now it’s time for have fun rubbing to your heart’s content while adding hot tap water to keep moistened.
  11. When soap is completely felted, rinse with hot water and squeeze out the excess water.
  12. Then, rinse the soap in cold tap water. Awe! This helps shrink the fibers further.
  13. 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.
  14. Voila! You have pretty soaps for you or to give as gifts.