The Soap Factory in Provo
Soap is an integral part of everyday life, whether you’re washing your hands in the sink at home, or scrubbing down dishes in a restaurant kitchen. The food and medical industries rely on soap’s disinfectant properties, and households across the country stock up on everything from soap bars to moisturizing, anti-bacterial dish detergents. However, as is the case with most products we use on a regular basis, not many people know how soap is made, or its history. As far as back as 2800 B.C., the Babylonians were producing soap from ingredients like animal fats and ashes and putting them to use for both medicinal and cleaning purposes (source: soaphistory.net). Throughout history, the process and ingredients have changed, but its purpose in helping make the world a cleaner, safer place has remained the same. The Soap Factory in Provo explores the history and production process in a fun, interactive way that might spark an interest in soap you never saw coming!
When you visit the Soap Factory, you might be overwhelmed with the amount of exhibits and activities that are available. Currently, you can visit exhibits on ancient and pioneer soap, or the differences between soap and detergent. Fascinating lectures and demonstrations are held as well, covering topics like the cold-process of making soap, how essential oils are made and more.
But why stop at learning about soap when you can make your own? Craft your own soap to take home out of natural ingredients! Over 400 different molds are available for shaping your soap into whatever shape you want, and you can choose from multitude of smells and colors to add as well. Looking for variety? Then try your hand at creating a sugar scrub or lip balm - the Soap Factory offers a lot more than their name implies! Learn about and create a variety of products, including sugar scrubs, lip balm and more. View a full list activities and exhibits here.
The Soap Factory in Provo is one of the city’s most fun activities, perfect for both family outings, field trips or dates! Admission is budget-friendly; $5 per person, plus additional costs for products made, according to the website. Contact the Soap Factory for group reservations, or have them bring a demonstration to you. They’re open five days a week, and closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information, head to thesoapfactory.us, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (801)-376-5799.
The Soap Factory is located at 54 W Center Provo, Provo, UT 84601.
Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Less than a half mile away from the Soap Factory is Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast, the best place to stay in Provo! Our convenient location, beautiful property and rooms, and relaxing atmosphere make for the perfect place to stay when you’re visiting. Contact us today about reservations - we’d love to host you!