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Each year, interest in creating natural cosmetics increases, this also applies to handmade soaps.You can buy natural soaps straight from the manufacturer, e.g. from a small local shop or with very little effort you can make them yourself in your own home! Decoratively wrapped, handmade soaps are a great gift idea for a loved one. In this article we will explain how to make these beautiful home cosmetics. You will be surprised at just how easy they are to create and nice packaging is the final touch when it comes to handmade soaps.

Natural cosmetics, e.g. handmade soap look great packaged in a jute bag.

Natural cosmetics, e.g. handmade soap look great packaged in a jute bag.

What are natural soaps?

As consumers, we are becoming more aware of the ingredients in our cosmetics and the negative impact some of these ingredients can have on our health, this also applies to soaps. A growing group of buyers avoid ingredients such as syndets (syndets are synthetic detergents) and choose good quality soaps which are free-from parabens, SLS, artificial colours and silicones. Finding products that don’t contain these ingredients in popular shops isn’t easy. Therefore, preparing cosmetics using the DIY method is a great way to stay in control of the ingredients used. By creating them yourself from scratch, you are safe in the knowledge that the soap only contains the very best, natural ingredients.

Types and properties of natural soaps

Depending on what you are wanting to create, you can stock up on various semi-finished products to use in your homemade soap. The choice of ingredients for soaps is huge. You can make a natural soap step-by step perfectly suited to our needs and skin type.

There are so many recipes to choose from on the internet that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each recipe details clear instructions on how to make natural, handmade soaps and the process really is quick and easy. Recipes for soap, e.g. hypoallergenic or vegan, are available for free. Thanks to the use of appropriate high-quality varieties of oil and natural auxiliary substances, you can easily create, for example, carbon soap, sulfur soap for acne skincare or mud soap which is a salvation for dry skin. In the comfort of your own home beautifully fragrant glycerin soaps can also be made. Even exclusive Marseille bath soap can easily be created that is great for cleansing and moisturising the skin. Your soaps can also have other uses, for example, why not create your own scrub soap, hair soap, shaving soap or organic laundry soap? The possibilities are endless!

Glycerine winter soap and a golden organza bag as decorative packaging.

Glycerine winter soap and a golden organza bag as decorative packaging.

Natural handmade soaps

Creating a soap yourself is a great idea that is both easy and enjoyable. DIY soaps are not only cosmetics made with natural ingredients, they can also be small works of art! Preparing a handmade product is above all great fun and a way to creatively use your free time. Creating them can not only be relaxing but also allows you to demonstrate your creative flair.

Once the soap ingredients have been mixed, it can be cooled and cut into smaller bar soaps or poured into molds of various shapes. It is best to use silicone baking molds for this or alternatively, children’s sandbox molds would also be suitable!

Natural cosmetics, e.g. handmade soap look great packaged in a jute bag.

Natural cosmetics, e.g. handmade soap look great packaged in a jute bag.

You can blend the soaps with an endless choice of decorative accessories! Soap cubes with dried flower petals, e.g. wild rose, look stunning. You can even create soaps with dried fruits, herbs or shells. It is very easy to turn decorated cosmetics into small works of art! Also, products such as oat flakes will make the look of the finished soap more attractive while bringing additional benefits – such as acting as a body scrub.

It is worth adding that some companies even use soap as a way of advertising – glycerine soap with your company logo is a very original and distinctive means of advertising!

Handmade soaps are a great gift idea.

To turn homemade DIY natural soaps, in to beautiful gifts for friends and family all you have to do is package them nicely to elevate it in to a special and thoughtful hand-crafted gift. You can prepare a handmade soap gift from scratch or decorate one and then beautifully package the finished product. Making homemade soaps is becoming a very fashionable hobby. If you don’t fancy giving soap making a go yourself, it is worth considering giving someone a voucher for a soap-making workshop, or a set of soap making products and their packaging to start the fun venture themselves.

Decorative packaging of handmade soaps

Now we know how to prepare handmade soaps step-by-step, including the ingredients we need and decorating accessories, next we need to consider how to package this creative gift. It is worth taking the time to choose decent packaging for your small works of art.

 Packaging natural soaps in jute bags.

Natural block soap and a burgundy jute bag.

How to nicely package soap as a gift

If you are planning to give your loved ones your handmade crafts, you should think about appropriate packaging. Decorative organza bags are a great option for packaging and displaying your beautiful DIY soap. Organza is not the only material we sew our bags from though. We also offer bags for gifts made of sensual satin, elegant velour, as well as shiny metallic bags and there are always fashionable denim bags too. We also offer natural and earthy linen and jute bags, ideally matched for packaging natural soaps

When it comes to packing soaps for a gift, it is worth considering that they are also the perfect wedding favour gift. Many couples decide to give mini soap wrapped in decorative pouches to wedding guests as a thank you for coming. DIY soaps are a practical and charming gift for wedding guests and can also be a cost-effective gift for the couple. Alternatively, natural soap bags with a card can also be used as vignettes on the wedding table.

Decorative packaging of natural soaps

Some people find handmade soaps simply too beautiful to use. By using only natural ingredients of the highest quality in them, they can be extremely beneficial to our skin. Therefore, we encourage you to use them as intended during daily care. These beautiful soaps will make everyday care rituals a pleasure to use.

Colourful soaps and a gold satin bag.

Colourful soaps and a gold satin bag.

If, however, you can’t bring yourself to use your beautiful creations, you can always display them in your bathroom. This is a fantastic way to instantly change the decoration in your bathroom. Decorative organza bags are a great way to display them thanks to its high transparency properties. Thanks to this, a decorative bag sewn from it wonderfully displays its contents. Simply place your handmade soap inside and put it on your bathroom shelf or near the sink area. To enhance the effect, along with the soap, decorative accessorise can be placed on the bottom of the bag. Depending on the look you want to achieve,
these could be e.g. flower petals, shells, shimmering acrylic crystals.

 Soap in a pink organza bag

Soap in a pink organza bag

Aromatic soaps in decorative bags

Another idea is to soak soaps in essential oils and wrap them in a fabric bag, e.g. organza, these make a great substitute for scented sachets. They can be used as a subtle air freshener in small rooms such as bathrooms or wardrobes. They will also work well in a car. Scented soaps are also perfect when you are looking for a nice scent for your wardrobe. Placed between clothes or placed inside a drawer with underwear or with bedding are an effective way to provide a freshly washed smell for clothes and other items stored there. If you choose the ones with the scent of lavender, it will also provide protection against moths.

The best bags for packaging soaps

We offer a wide selection of material bags, these make ideal bags for gifts, especially packaging handmade soaps. Our wide range allows you to choose the perfect bags, suitable for various occasions. In our store you will find different sizes of decorative bags available in a wide range of attractive colours. We offer both plain-coloured fabrics without patterns as well as many interesting patterns and beautiful themed prints for occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. On our website you will find, for example, jute and linen bags, organza, satin, velour, denim bags and unique metallic bags.

Packaging natural soaps in jute bags.

Packaging natural soaps in jute bags.

We also carry out bespoke, individual orders for bags with a print chosen by you, e.g. an inscription, photo, graphic or company logo. Feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements!