How to Make Your Own Soap Favors for Weddings and Baby
Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are
some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors:
1. There are literally hundreds of different ingredients that
can be used for soap making. Basically, you will need the
following - soap chips or soap base, essential or fragrance oil
for scent, and colorants. You will also need a soap mold and a
pot to melt the soap in.
2. The easiest way to make soap is to take an already made bar
of soap and melt it down. The bar will already have all the
ingredients you need in it. You can then pour the soap into a
mold of your choice or shape it as desired. Or you can use a
cookie cutter or knife to shape it while it is still warm.
3. If you are using raw ingredients, simply pour and mix them
in the mold of your choice.
4. Heating - Make sure to heat the soap slowly to prevent
combustion or degradation of smell. 130°F - 155°F is a
good general range, although there are slight variations
depending on what ingredients you use. Try not to leave the soap
unattended for long periods of time while heating.
5. Scent - You won't need too much fragrance oil to scent your
soap because scented oil is generally highly concentrated and
strong. 0.5-1oz of oil is sufficient to scent a whole pound of
soap. The amount you use will depend on the strength of the oil,
which varies based on the scent. Mix the oil in with the soap
6. Coloring - Once again, you will probably not need to much
coloring agent. Add a few drops at a time and watch the color
7. Mold selection - You can select molds that are themed to
your occasion or just use a standard bar mold. For weddings,
angels, hearts, and wedding cakes are popular shapes. For baby
showers, baby carriages, bottles, and Disney characters are some
common themes. The soap can also be carved. If you use a standard
bar mold, you can still add personalized themed tags.
8. Finishing touches - After your soap is made, seal it inside
a cellophane bag, organza bag, or gift box. Add a favor charms,
personalized tag, and message and you have a nice favor for your
Generally, you will want soaps that are 1oz - 3oz in size.
These gifts will be used by your guests and are a simple, but
effective way to say thank you.
Criss White is a professional web writer on baby and new
mother topics for baby and pregnancy websites. See Baby
Shower Soap Favors for more soap favor ideas and Make Your
Own Baby Shower Favors for other related baby shower
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