Some students have multiple hobbies outside of school hours such as music, video games, or even exercise. But what if you’re looking for a hobby that pertains to your major or future job interests? Well, here’s tip for a unique hobby if you are either a Science major, Art major, or even in some cases, a Business major: Soap Making.
Yes, Soap Making. What is so unique about it and how does it pertain to these three subjects? First, science plays a big part in the hobby of Soap Making because you are basically utilizing quite a few intricate chemicals and oils. It can be a bit hazardous, so parental supervision is required if you are underage; otherwise, you get a small taste of playing mad scientist by mixing up chemicals such as Sodium Hydroxide, countless base oils, and plenty of different colorant micas and fragrances. Sound like a fun science project right?
The images of these beautiful soaps speak for themselves in an art sense. There are not only countless color combinations for soaps, but you can use a wide variety of molds to give your personal creations a unique shape. Besides shape and color, other ways you can uniquely create these soapy masterpieces is my adding smaller soap inserts or even natural botanicals. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to soap designs.
Now how does this hobby pertain to Business majors? Speaking from personal experience as a Business student, I picked up the hobby of Soap Making about a year ago and created my own small business of selling soap and other bath products. This Soap business has helped me to experience all aspects of small businesses such as pricing, supply and demand, stock, selling, customer service, business management, and pretty much every other corner of the business life you can think of.
Having a unique hobby such as Soap Making can help you find what subjects you like (or don’t like). It can help you practice and improve your skills in the respective subjects. If you perhaps like more than one subject, this hobby also comes in hobby. You can let out your inner artistically scientific business self!
– Suzanna, Knodemy tutor