Easy Recipes for Beatiful and Fragrant Decorative Soaps

Do you want to impress people at your party? Do you want to make your birthday celebration extra happy? Well, there are recipes available for handmade decorative soaps which are very easy to do and good to use as decorations for your house.
Items Needed:

  • 1 and 1/2 lb Box - natural Glycerin soap found at most craft stores or online - We chose avocado cucumber
  • Plastic Soap Mold - Choose both square & circle shapes with a flower motif
  • Food Coloring - Combine red & blue to make lavender
  • Soap Fragrance - Choose a pear berry scent, but you can also mix a variety of different fragrances
  • 1 Package of clear lollipop bags - We chose these because of the already built in ribbon
  • 1 Piece of decorative scrapbooking paper, 12in. x 12in.
  • 1 Piece of plain white scrapbooking paper, 12in.x 12in. - We chose to make our gift tags, but you can also use label stickers instead of making your own
  • Raffia ribbon in a coordinating color - 1.5 to 2 yards, or 15 feet
  • Crafts Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • Glass Measuring Cup - We used one with a handle for easy pouring
  • Wax Paper

How to make decorative soaps? First, determine the amount of  glycerin soap then heat it. The time should be dependent on the amount of glycerin soap. For example, if you choose 2 small pieces of soap and use a medium-sized mold, heat it for about 10 seconds. Give 5 seconds interval until the soap melts. If you don’t have any microwave, you can use a double boiler instead.
Add the following:

  • Food coloring of 1 and 1/2-3 drops per color
  • Soap fragrance of 2-6 drops

When added, stir the mixture and pour into mold and cool for 15- 30 minutes. While cooling the soap, get a wax paper and put it into your work space. With the use of your thumbs, apply pressure to release from the mold.

At least 1-2 days are needed before transferring the soaps into the clear bags. You can design and add some finishing touches. Some suggestions include cutting decorative paper into strips and use it to wrap around the center of the soap. Use a ribbon with the same size as the strip so you can tie it and design it as a bow. You can use some gift tags, labels and some stickers too to add design.

You can also use raffia ribbon on your strip to make it into a perfect bow. You can use one hand to hold into place while the other hand do the work to warp the decorative paper strip and secure its ends. You can use a gift tag and add it to your bow.

For the final touch, put the decorative soap into the clear lollipop pags and ribbon it as a bow. Thus, you now have an impressive item to give as a party favor or a gift to your friends.  May it be small decorative soaps or big ones, for sure, people will like it. Well, that’s all for how to make decorative soaps. If you want, you can sell decorative soaps for extra income!

Decorative Ideas For Homemade Hand Decorative Soap
Decorative soaps are one of the usual gifts found during special occasions. It’s also the gifts of home soap makers.  It’s not that usual because making soaps take a lot of time and effort so if you make your own, you can be considered as a thoughtful and sweet person because they know that you made it with a lot of effort. But, remember, packaging is also important in gift giving. So make sure that you pack it well.
Handmade soaps can be packaged according to your own creativity and personality. You can use the following ideas to have a decorative soap of your own:

1.) Mold into creative shapes

There are different molds with different shapes. You can even use the ones used in sand-castle making for interesting shapes. You can use fun shapes such as shells, cones, hearts and many more! Small decorative soaps can be really cute to make!

2.) Make it more interesting

Well, cleansing is soaps’ purpose so why not add effects such as exfolliation purposes? You can do this by adding coffee granules or even rough coffee beans in the mixture. This will be surely appreciated by the one you’ll give the decorative soap to.

3.) Decorate

Decorate the soap according to your own creative mind. Clear soaps are the best ones to decorate. You can use a trinket or toy so that it can be seen in the middle and people can collect it once used and melted down. Petals can also be used because it’s good to the eyes and it can add a floral scent to your decorative soap.

4.) Use a rope

If you’re a student and you’re in a condo or dorm and  you’re sharing it with other people, soaps on ropes are best to use because it is really useful and you have your own decorative soap to be proud of.

5.) Make it unique

ackages. It is best to have the decorative soap in a unique package. You can use pretty and artistic containers. Small plastic jars, wooden boxes, or baskets, these can be used as containers. For kids, you can use kiddy jars. Egg cartoons are also a good design to use. Well, this is according to your own preference and creativity. Ideas can be endless regarding the unique design of your package! Plus, you can even have decorative soaps for sale if you find it interesting to do!