Handmade soap is an easy gift that doesn’t require a lot of time or complicated materials to make.
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Have you ever smelled a bar of soap that just made you smile? I’ve noticed that some of the best smelling soaps are the handmade kind. They use simple ingredients and leave your skin smelling amazing! I’ve been looking forward to this month’s Simply Earth recipe box ever since I found out what would be included in it: soap making supplies.
Never made soap? No problem! One thing that I really love about the Simply Earth recipe box subscription is that each month they include easy to follow recipe cards using the four essential oils included in the box. This month I received Lemongrass, Cajeput, Bay and Happy Joy (pre-made blend), as well as a soap mold, an aloe glycerine soap base and 6 new recipe cards.
I decided to make three different types of soap: the Sugar Scrub Soap Bar, the Flowers, Spice and Something Nice Soap and the Happy Joy Facial Soap. Each handmade soap only took me about 5 minutes to make, plus another 10-15 minutes to cool. It was so easy and didn’t require any special ingredients or tools which was great because I’ve never made soap before! Each recipe used a different combination of the essential oils included in this month’s box and they each smell so good!
With as easy as it is to make handmade soap, it only makes sense to share some of the love! Below I’m sharing two easy ways to wrap up your handmade soap using supplies you probably already have at home: pretty paper, ribbon, sandwich bags and scissors.
Place the cooled soap in a sandwich bag and seal the top. Get a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it the length of the bag by 4 inches tall so you have a rectangle. Fold the paper in half long ways and place it over the top of the sandwich bag. To attach the paper to the bag, use a couple of staples. Write a little note (or not) and you’re done! You can also punch a couple of holes at the top of the paper about an inch apart and string some ribbon through them and tie a bow.
Place the cooled soap in a sandwich bag and seal the top. Get a piece of ribbon, raffia or baker’s twine and cut a piece about 12 inches long. Tie it in a knot around the top of the bag (under the zipper closure). Include a tag (if you want) and then tie it on as well. Cut the zipper closure off the top of the bag for a finished look and you’re done!
Handmade soap makes a great gift and isn’t very expensive to make, especially when you can buy pure essential oils from Simply Earth for such an affordable price. (You can read more about Simply Earth in this post HERE.)
If using essential oils to make your own natural products at home sounds like something you’d like to try, I recommend signing up for the Simply Earth Recipe Box which is only $39! When you do, you’ll receive four pure essential oils, recipe cards and other natural ingredients needed to make the recipes. New subscribers will also receive a bonus box filled with carrier oils, containers and more! Plus, as a Simply Earth Squad Member, I’ve been given a code you can use to get a free $40 gift card with your first box and bonus box. You can then use your gift card on your next recipe box or anything in the Simply Earth store including jewelry, accessories, single oils and blends.
Use the following code at checkout to receive your $40 gift card: SUNSHINEANDMUNCHKINSFREE
Do you love making and giving handmade gifts?