I LOVE soap making. The process is so relaxing, lathering up with a homemade bar is so satisfying, and the entire concept is so healthy! There are so many benefits to making your own soap from scratch. Using it yourself is wonderful, but equally wonderful is gifting it.
There are limitless ways to dress up your bars but my favorite is wrapping them in unbleached parchment paper, labeling them with hand-written kraft paper stickers and tying them up with baker’s twine.
Cold Process soap isn’t meant to be sealed up for long, so this method of wrapping should be done right before gifting. The soap needs to breathe to keep it from spoiling because of the high oil content, so for long term storage the bars should be unwrapped or wrapped in a cigar band with 2 ends exposed.
If you’re interested in Cold Process soap making, check out our extensive beginner’s tutorial here! You can also check out our own recipes for Citrus Honey Scotch Ale Soap, Cafe Soap, Chocolate Hazelnut Soap, Peppermint Mocha Soap and Honey Walnut Milk Soap. You’ll LOVE these.
Will you be trying out soap making? Have you ever made your own bath and body products? What are your favorites to DIY?