Things You Can Do With Homemade Soap
Learning how to create with your own hands is an abundantly rewarding and truthfully worthwhile experience. This holds true for most crafts, most notably soap making. If you are reading this then you will have already considered soap making either as a potential hobby or a possible money-making venture. Or maybe even both. Not only will it help you acquire a valuable skill that you may find useful during those less-than-prosperous points in your life, but you will find that making your own soap can be lots of fun. Here is a list of things you can do with your handmade soap:
There are many ways by which you can sell your soap. You can start by setting up your own booth at a local craft fair. You can even give out free samples for people to try. Or if you can, try arranging for local shops to sell small batches of your soap. The more shops, the better. This is a good way to start getting some publicity for your budding business. Who knows? If they like your product, you might start receiving special orders from these people, and from the people they've told about your product. Check out our page here for more creative ideas and gimicks on pricing, marketing and selling your own soap.
Give them away.
Nothing beats the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you give stuff away. This is also a good way to flaunt your talents. Or if you want to look at it in a more lucrative perspective, this is a good conduit for marketing your product. Wedding favors, birthday gifts, trick-or-treat goodies. With a little bit of creativity and a few of our tips on wrapping your soap up, the possibilities are endless.
Use them to decorate your home.
When most people hear the word "soap", they instinctively associate it with the word "bar". Soap can come in lots of different shapes, from hearts to balls to 3D animals and even your favorite desserts! Using various molds and colors, you can transform your soap from a bathroom item to a work of art. You can use the soap you create as Christmas tree ornaments, paper weights or party decors. You can take a look at our guide on soap casting and shaping and on coloring to get yourself started on the aesthetics of soap making.
Aromatherapy works wonders. You can leave your handmade soap anywhere in your house - on your bedside table, on your workdesk or even your kitchen - to reap the benefits of aroma therapy. Recent research shows that aromatherapy can help you relax, relieve stress, concentrate and meditate. It may even help strengthen your immune system as it is considered as an antidote to air pollution or the scent chaos that embodies modern life. By incorporating balanced amounts of essential oils into your soap recipe, you can start your body-cleansing journey.
Use them yourself.
Why not? It feels good to be using something you made with your own hands. And it doesn't stop there. Most soap makers claim that manufacturing your own soap from store-bought raw materials actually costs less than buying commercialized soap products. Using natural ingredients, you can also create herbal or milk soaps that can help solve any skin ailments you or your family may have. Our soap recipes page contains a wide selection of healthy soap recipe cards you can download and use for free