It’s September/October The Hippie Hobby box review time!
The Hippie Hobby is a subscription box that sends you a fun and eco-friendly DIY craft project to complete every other month. Each box will feature a new crafting experience with an emphasis on incorporating upcycled, recycled, or natural elements into the project. You’ll receive easy to follow step-by-step instructions along with all of the materials needed to complete the craft.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $23.95 every 2 months, or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping to US is free. — You can save $7 on your first box when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
Let’s see what’s in the September/October 2016 The Hippie Hobby box!
A peek inside.
The featured project for September/October was DIY Melt & Pour Soap. Complete step-by-step instructions were provided, along with helpful tips and photos.
Goat’s Milk Soap Base – I was excited about this month’s project until I saw that the soap base was made with goat’s milk (translation: not vegan-friendly). 🙁 That aside, they included a 6 ounce block which was to be cut into squares and microwaved in 20-second bursts until fully melted.
Supplies – Materials were provided for making three different scented bars of soap (Green Tea Peppermint Sugar, Peppermint Oatmeal, and Lavender Peppermint). The supplies/ingredients included were lavender flowers, organic Japanese matcha green tea powder, pure cane sugar, rolled oats, organic/non-GMO sunflower oil, 100% peppermint essential oil, and three craft sticks.
Mini-Loaf Pans – Three mini-loaf pans were to serve as the soap molds. You were to coat each bottom with one of the dry goods provided — one with lavender flowers, one with rolled oats, and one with sugar. After melting the soap base down and mixing in peppermint oil, you were to fill all 3 pans with the mixture and then stir in the remaining ingredients for each of the individual scents. Once filled, you were to place the pans in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until they were solid.
Bonus Craft – The bonus craft involved making upcycled packaging for your completed soaps. — Perfect for gifting!
The instructions suggested using the burlap ribbon that came with the box to wrap around the soap and fastening it with the included embroidery floss. Round kraft stickers would be used to label the bars with their specific scents.
Once all of the soaps were wrapped, they could be tucked into the fabric bag above and gifted to a soap-loving friend. 🙂
Although I was a little disappointed to find that the soap base wasn’t vegan-friendly, I still thought the September/October The Hippie Hobby box was nicely done. I would have been thrilled to make the soaps if they had used a different base, but instead I’ll pass them along to my non-vegan, craft-obsessed niece. 😉 — Remember, if you’d like to subscribe you can save $7 on your first box (making it just $16.95) when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome