The kit with premeasured ingredients isn't a bad idea.
Country Bubbles has a kit that includes everything you need except a scale ( which you don't need for the kit, because the oils and lye is premeasured. It even has a mold, gloves, goggles, thermometer, recipe and a DVD.
I purchased the country bubbles kit for my first batch. The DVD included was very helpful and having everything premeasured helped me get over the first time chemistry jitters. I had a question after my first batch and contacted Teddi at CB. She was very helpful! Definitely would recommend.