This soap making kit comes with everything you need to make 1 pound of cold process soap. (WARNING- THIS INCLUDES LYE. USE CAUTION. REQUIRES ADULT SUPERVISION!)
Dr. K, aka Josh was a chemistry and biology teacher, and has made a lesson plan with video links to go along with this project. It includes learning about acid/ base reactions, polar molecules, chemical bonding and saponification, as well as an explanation of how and why soap works to remove germs.
This is a fun family activity that will result in the kids getting some increased knowledge and understanding of chemistry, and you’ll end up with a pound of natural cold process soap that’s effective yet gentle for frequent hand washing.
To compete the project you will need to provide gloves, glasses, long sleeves, water, and 2 stainless steel or glass mixing bowls (or large measuring cups.)