Here are several creative ideas for you to make at home.
Fill netting fabric with your favorite dried botanical. We used Lavender and Rose Petals. Add a few drops of fragrance oil to the dried botanicals and toss. Add a satin ribbon and you have beautiful handmade sachets for any occasion.
Clear Cleansing Liquid Soap with Silk Flowers
Makes a nice hostess gift, kitchen or bath decorator liquid soap and can be refilled. 16 ozs. of clear cleansing liquid, clear pump bottle, a little fragrance, silk flowers, sea glass, rocks or stones, raffia and a tag. Clear Cleansing is a multipurpose soap base and can be used as liquid soap or shampoo.
*Test your fragrance or essential oil in the soap prior to completion to be sure the soap remains clear.
How can I wrap my Soap?
Melt & Pour
Good melt & pour soap base will allow you unlimited creativity. Here are four examples with very basic soap shapes, but are still very eye-catching.
Try adding a pre-cut piece of plastic scrap booking paper into the mold before pouring (top left). Add a touch of mica powder for a classic shimmer (top right).
How about just adding some poppy seeds and no added color (lower left). Finally, pour a layer of mica tinted soap, let set a few minutes, and then pour
white soap base on top for a burst effect (lower right).
Have your own personal portable soap whenever you’re at the gym, camping or traveling. Soap-On-The-Go is very easy to make, here’s all you need.
- Melt & Pour Glycerin Soap Base, 1 oz
- Clear Push Up Container/Tube,
- PAM cooking spray
Lightly grease the inside of the container with PAM. Melt the soap base in your microwave on low until liquefied. Add you fragrance and colorant (optional). Pour into container, let harden, label and use. The twist off cap keeps it neat and convenient. The container can also be used with your favorite lotion bar recipe.
Be My Valentine
Easy to make puff heart is actually two halves. Each heart half is a 3.5 ounce bar held together with netting and a pretty bow.
We’ve scented ours with Jasmine & Honeysuckle and tinted the white melt and pour soap light shade of pink.
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 23-25 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 2 oz Bars Mold
- Powder pigment or liquid pigment color, food coloring will work, but it is hard to incorporate.
Melt the cocoa butter over very low heat and add the coconut oil. Remove and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and add to your mold. Let harden and remove from mold. Place in the freezer to quicken the hardening. Keep in a cool place or the refrigerator. Snap off sections and pop them in your tub for a soothing smoothing luxury bath.
Wedding or Party Favores
Create easy and elegant wedding or party favors using our organza drawstring bags and tear drop heart shaped mold. Easy to follow instructions for melt and pour glycerin soap.
Lavender Dryer Sachet
You’ll love the way your clothes will smell when you try this idea. Take a small cotton muslin drawstring bag and fill it with 1 cup of dried lavender and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Tie or sew the bag closed and put into your dryer, toss with your clothes. They’ll smell wonderful.
Room Spritzer, Linen Freshener
Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil/s in 2-3 ozs. of distilled water and vodka (equal parts). Put into a small spray bottle and shake well. Since oil and water don’t mix, you’ll have to shake before using.
Spritz around your whole house and even in your linen closet to make your sheets smell fresh. Depending on the fragrance, you can set the mood for almost anything, relaxation, meditation, or romance. Remember, a little goes a long way.