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There’s nothing more fun than having a creative afternoon of crafting and making things with your kids. Getting them away from the TV screen and interested in something hands-on is a wonderful thing.
But it can be hard coming up with new and fun ideas to keep them interested, while not spending a fortune every weekend!
Creating homemade soaps is a fun and easy activity you can involve your kids in that they’ll love being a part of. And the recipes for creating homemade soaps are simple and inexpensive, a great project for a quiet weekend.
But the best part is this particular crafty project has the added benefit of reducing the chemicals you have in your house, keeping your kids safe and healthy.
Did you know that many commercial soaps have ingredients that are classified as toxic or hazardous under U.S. federal laws? There is very little regulation around the production of commercial soaps, meaning we just don’t know what we’re exposing our kids to when using them.
Many of these chemicals can cause skin sensitivity, rashes and even allergic reactions, which is the last thing we want to expose our kids to.
What’s more, many soaps and gels come in plastic wraps and containers, adding to the plastic crisis we’re currently facing.
Creating homemade soap is an easy, fun activity to do with your kids that will get them excited for bath time, while giving you the peace of mind that their sensitive skin is safe. Plus, making your own natural soap means you cut down on plastic consumption, which is an added bonus!
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Here’s a simple recipe to create hard bars of soap:
Natural Body Soap
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Get creative with the essential oils you add in to give the soaps wonderfully different scents. But make sure to check the oils are safe to use with kids. There are great sets of essential oils especially formulated for children which are a great place to start.
Now comes the part your kids will really love. You can turn your soaps into mini characters by using soap molds you can easily find on Amazon. Whether they love Star Wars or Unicorns, simply pour the mixture into the molds and refrigerate until hard.
Once they’re ready, your kids will have their favourite characters to take with them to bathtime. And they’ll go mad for their own little creations!