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30 mins

Scrub and wash cloth in one!
Soap in a jacket is wonderful for exfoliating your skin. Just hold it under running water and gently rub the soap on your skin. Will leave you with a beautiful soft skin. I even use it to scrub my face! It's also great for removing garlic and onion smell from you hands.

Make sure you allow it to dry after each use, otherwise the soap will get soft.

Posted by Marieke from Espel, Flevoland, The Netherlands • Published See Marieke's 165 projects »
  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make sure you'll start with a clean and dry workspace.

    Poor hot water in a bowl. Make it as hot as your hands can bear.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a string of wool roving and gently pluck pieces from it between your fingers and the ball of your thumb.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay the pieces down like roof tiles overlapping each other. About 3-4 layers is enough. Vary horizontal and vertical layers.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your wool mat should be about 2.5 times the size of the soap, like this picture shows (definately not bigger than this picture shows). It’s not exact science, a few cm’s too much is no problem.

    Put two flat hands on it and gently move your hands in all directions while pressing on the wool. Do this for about 2 minutes. This starts the felting process slightly and makes step 4 easier.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the mat on top of the soap and loosely wrap the wool around it.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put it on a soup plate and use the spoon or your hands to sprinkle hot water on it (the hotter, the better but not boiling hot!).

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 7
    Step 7

    When the wool is wet, take it in your hands and very, very gently start squeezing it. Try to keep the wool in place as much as possible. The soap will work its way through the wool. After about 2 minutes start gently rubbing with small movements.

    Wool starts felting under influence of water, soap, warmth and pressure.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 8
    Step 8

    As the wool starts to felt, you can make bigger movements. Roll the soap between your hands like your washing your hands with it. Also apply more pressure. Soak it in hot water every now and then and squeez out excess water. What a nice soapy mess!

    To speed up the process you could now start rubbing it on a sushi mat but it’s not necessary. Not using it just takes a little bit longer.

  • How to make soap. Soap In A Jacket - Step 9
    Step 9

    You’re done when the wool has shrunken completely around the soap. Rinse it under cold water and dab it with a clean dry towel. Have your hands ever been cleaner?

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Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
Ohh so cute, I've seen many soap in "jacket" here in Iceland, in the souvenir shops. I wondered how to do this too ! Actually it's all simple ♥ Thank you !
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome , love it, great idea, thank you for the tute and the sharing, i love to felt in the summer ;-D xxxx
Corvus · 1 project
i always wondered how to do this. thank you so much!
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