Creative Soap Making Ideas
Many people engage in the fun and rewarding activity of soap making. Hundreds of people start by buying soap-making kits online and following the basic instructions found with their kits. However, as one becomes accustomed to working on these projects, they may wonder what else they can do to make their soaps more exotic and creative. There are many fun, creative soap-making ideas. Each will add a boost of extravagance to the soaps you make, and maybe if you find an excellent design, you can sell your personalized soaps.
Creative soap-making ideas have a wide range of possibilities, starting with simple color changes to the elaborate architecture. A simple way to make your soaps different and more personalized is to start with different color additives. Let’s say you have a son who is helping you make soaps at home. Why not make a personalized blue bar of soap for his boyish bathroom? Simply adding the color of your choice to the mix of your soaps is a fun way to change it up.
If you want to boost your colors from one color to many colors in just one bar of soap, that can be done. This is done by creating small, miniature soap bits using the same process as the melt and pour process but with smaller pieces of the base. After these are set and infused with different colors, cut them up and add them to your existing soap to give it a fun look and make into an excellent gift for a friend.
There are plenty of other ideas to be found online. A good Valentine’s Day idea for your loved one would be to create heart-shaped soap. We did this with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Melt and pour your base, most commonly colored with pink or red food coloring, in to the heart-shaped cookie cutter. After drying, remove the heart-shaped soap and wrap it in a see-through bag or whatever you use. Adding unique scents, such as your loved one’s favorite scent of honey, lavender, etcetera, will give your gift an added boost of preference, and your loved one will fall in love with this handmade gift.
Some people would love the chance to turn their bar soaps into liquid soap but do not know how. This is also a creative and fun idea to try with your already handmade soaps. Following these simple steps makes the process simple, quick, and easy. First, grab your cheese grater and your bar of soap. Grate the soap down altogether until it is a powder-like substance. Add one cup of soap flakes, ten cups of water, and one tablespoon of glycerin to a large pot. The heat of the stove should be at a medium-to-hot temperature. Stir the mixture until the soap thoroughly dissolves, which is a quick process, usually occurring within minutes. Take the pot off of the stove and let the soap cool completely. You can then pour the substance into a clear container and use it like liquid soap.
If you have successfully created liquid soap it can also be a great gift idea. Using the container, add drawings or pictures to the outside to give your clear container a classy or fun look. Adding bows around the nozzle will also give it a striking appearance. For an even more decorative look, place sea rocks or bath beads in the box of your choice, and start giving your soap an inviting look like your friend or family member opens the box and sees your lovely homemade gift.
There are many decorative ways to enhance your soaps to provide additional health benefits. Adding chamomile flowers to your soap will give it an enchanting scent and healing properties. Adding freshly ground coffee to your soap will give you an extreme odor-blocking soap to fight off those pesky odors you can’t seem to get rid of. If you’re looking to add exfoliating properties to your soap, try adding ground nuts and seep to give your soap an extra burst of exfoliating properties. Many people enjoy the smell of citrus. To get this revitalizing scent in your soap, add ground citrus peels. It gives you that fresh, orange-squeezed smell, but it will also add exfoliation to your soap!
You’ve seen them before; fun soaps with different things hidden inside of them; little toys, candies, even bugs! You can also do this with your homemade products. Place your miniature toy or other ideas you may have into the mold while it’s setting, and pour more of your mold on top to keep it in place. When it finally dries and is ready to use, you’ll have a fun hidden surprise in the middle of your soap.
Decorate your soap
When done with your unique creations, you may wonder how to wrap your soaps so they look their best. There are lots of different decorative soap-making ideas. One of the simplest ways is to wrap your soap in colored or brown paper, giving it that old, homemade feel. You can be a bit more creative by using see-through cases and adding your personal touches to the outside. See-through bags and net bags are also good ideas. Adding bows and other decorations to these bags will give them a fun and exciting look.
Make your soap-making skills flourish with all kinds of different ideas. The sky is the limit with decorative soap making. Aside from the ideas listed above, there are many more that can be easily found online by conducting simple searches. Turn your craft into a gift-giving industry. Never worry about what to get your friend or loved one for their birthday, Christmas, and so forth; giving them a handmade product with personal touches is a fantastic way to show someone you care.