DIY Snowflake Soap Favors for Weddings, Teacher Gifts and Co-Workers

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Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

My DIY winter snowflake soap favors are the perfect inexpensive holiday gift alternative! You can easily create these DIY snowflake soap favors six at a time – or more if you have more than one mold – and they make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers. They are also stunning as wedding soap favors.

You won’t believe how simple these are to make! Learn how to create your own collection of simple, yet elegant snowflake soap favors that you can gift below.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

Winter Snowflake Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
5 oz. basic clear melt and pour soap base
.2 oz. peppermint essential oil
blue liquid soap colorant, to suit

Tools & Materials:

snowflake cabochons
basic guest round silicone soap mold
spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
utensils for stirring/mixing
cutting board, optional
Chef’s knife
microwave
digital scale

Instructions:

Begin by using your digital scale to weigh out 5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Using a knife, cut the soap base into chunks and place inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Weigh out .1 oz. of the peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Now slowly add your blue soap colorant, one drop at a time, stirring after each drop until you’ve achieved the desired color.

Place your soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport. Now evenly pour the blue tinted soap base into each of the six mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully transport the soap to your refrigerator.

Once the base has re-hardened, remove the mold from your fridge.

Now place a snowflake cabochon into the center each of your soap mold cavities, on top of the now hardened blue soap. (I bought my snowflake cabochons from Tiny Bees on Etsy.)

You’re now ready to pour the second layer of soap. This will be the clear layer that allows you to see the snowflake which will be embedded inside of your snowflake soap favors.

Weigh out 5 oz. of clear melt and pour base and cut into chunks. Place the soap inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Now weigh out .1 oz. of peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted base.

Spritz the tops of the soap previously prepared inside your mold with alcohol.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Now slowly pour the melted clear melt and pour soap base into the mold cavities over top of the blue base and snowflake cabochons, filling each mold cavity to the top.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Spritz with alcohol and allow the base to harden.

Once your snowflake soap favors have completely hardened, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Then simply label or decorate the packaging as desired.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

If you are planning to sell your snowflake soap favors, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and healthy all winter long!

If you like my snowflake soap favors project, then you may also like my DIY for cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs! They’re shaped like little gingerbread men and also perfect for the holiday season. You can find that project here.

Easy Handmade DIY Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Or also be sure to check out my DIY winter snowflake solid lotion bars here. For ideas for more DIY holiday gifts and winter themed projects and favors be sure to check out my DIY stocking stuffer Pinterest board here and my unique DIY Christmas gifts board here. You can find more wedding favors ideas on my DIY wedding board.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Watermelon Soap Recipe

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This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They’d look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter!

Watermelon Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12 oz. clear melt and pour glycerin soap base
3 oz. white melt and pour glycerin soap base
pink soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
green soap liquid or powder soap colorant, of choice
extra fine green glitter, to suit
.7 oz. watermelon fragrance oil, of choice
poppy seeds, to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Crafter’s Choice Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
digital scale
2-cup Pyrex measuring cup
mist spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
graduated plastic transfer pipettes, optional
Chef’s knife (or utility knife)
utensil (for stirring)
cutting board, optional
microwave

Instructions:

This watermelon soap recipe is made in layers. You’ll begin by making the green layer first.

Start by using your digital scale to weigh out 4.5 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. (Alternately you’re welcome to use a double boiler.)

Now add a very small amount of your green colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a green pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Now add the fine green glitter to suit.

Follow by weighing out .2 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil. (You can use the transfer pipettes to avoid spilling the fragrance as you pour and to avoid accidentally adding more than the amount of fragrance needed.) Stir well to incorporate.

Now place the basic round silicone soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transfer.

Evenly pour the green tinted soap into all six of the mold cavities, then spritz the tops of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Transfer the soap into the refrigerator until it has solidified and set up completely.

Once the green layer of soap has set up, remove the soap from the refrigerator and prepare the middle layer of soap.

Weigh out 3 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now weigh out .15 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the tops of the green soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the white soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the green soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the white soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until the new layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

Once the white layer of soap has solidified and set up completely, you’re ready to prepare the final, pink layer of soap.

Weigh out the remaining 7.5 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Now add a very small amount of your pink colorant. If using a liquid soap colorant begin by adding one drop of color. Stir, then increase until desired color is reached. if you’re using a pink pigment powder, such as chromium green oxide, add a tiny pinch then stir to ensure the color is fully incorporated. Increase as needed.

Add the poppy seeds to suit and stir into the soap base.

Now weigh out .35 oz. of the watermelon fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Spritz the white tops of the soaps in your mold with alcohol then evenly pour the pink soap base into each of the six mold cavities on top of the white soap you prepared earlier.

Spritz the tops of the pink soap base you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then transfer the soap into the refrigerator until your final layer of soap has solidified and set up completely.

This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They'd look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

Once the final layer of soap has solidified, carefully remove your completed watermelon soaps from the mold cavities. Wrap each of the soaps tightly in foodservice film to protect it from moisture. (I specifically use the Bakers & Chefs Foodservice Film as it “sticks” better than regular plastic wrap and works quite well for homemade soaps. It’s typically sold at stores like Sam’s Club and Costco, however you can find it similarly priced online.)

Tip: You never want to freeze your soap. Freezing a clear melt and pour soap base can cause the base to become cloudy. It can also damage your soap mold and shorten it’s lifespan.

Making party or wedding favors?

If you want to make mini 1.5 oz. guest soaps for DIY party favors or wedding favors, you can use the same watermelon soap recipe. However, you will need four Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Molds. You will fill all of the mold cavities in three of the molds and two of the mold cavities in the fourth mold for twenty guest watermelon soaps.

For packaging ideas for your party or wedding favors, or for more party or wedding favor ideas, shop Beau-coup. Beau-coup is a one-stop wedding favors shop that offers unique and high quality items along with exceptional customer service and an unmatched selection of quality guest favors at competitive prices. You can browse their packaging options for DIY favors here.

Looking for wedding favor ideas for your DIY wedding? These best selling The Perfect Pair soap favors are lovely as wedding favors, engagement party favors and wedding shower favors and can help you save time when planning your wedding.

If you’re short on time, shop their wide collection of pre-made soap favors here. I’m currently crushing on their best selling The “Perfect Pair” Pear Soap Favors and their Cherry Blossom Soap Favors.

You may also enjoy exploring their other pre-made eco-friendly party and wedding favors here. Some of my favorite eco-friendly favors they offer are their Personalized Herb Rustic Plantable Favors, Personalized Wildflower Seed Bombs Favors and Personalized Watering Can Planting Favor.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to visit and follow my DIY Bath and Body board and my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. For more wedding favor ideas, follow my DIY Wedding Pinterest board. In addition you can also find my soapmaking projects and homemade soap recipes on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Doughnut Soap Tutorial

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Follow this easy Doughnut Soap Tutorial via Bespoke Bride to learn how to make your own homemade donut soaps for wedding favors or just for fun!

Do you love love love doughnuts? Then you’ll definitely want to try this easy melt and pour Doughnut Soap Tutorial via Bespoke Bride to learn how to make your own homemade doughnut soaps for wedding favors or just for fun! There’s even a video doughnut soap tutorial so you can follow the entire process step by step and avoid mistakes!

Find this doughnut soap tutorial at Bespoke Bride here. Or re-pin this Doughnut Soap Tutorial on Pinterest here for later. (For more soap tutorials and homemade soap recipes, you can also follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board and my Simply Soapmaking Pinterest board.)

If you’re looking for packaging ideas for your DIY wedding favors, here are a few of my favorite ideas via Beau-Coop.

Creative packaging ideas for your DIY wedding favors!

Clockwise: 1. Chalkboard Favor Boxes / 2. Bicycle Favor Boxes / 3. Printed Mini Mason Jars / 4. Typewriter Favor Boxes

Creative packaging ideas for your DIY wedding favors!

Clockwise: 5. Jeweled Craft Peacock Favor Boxes / 6. Personalized Rustic Heart Favor Boxes / 7.  Vintage Airmail Favor Boxes / 8. Miniature Glass Bell Jar with Fluted White Base

To discover more DIY wedding ideas, you’ll want to also follow my DIY Wedding board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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DIY Mix Tape Soap Favors

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These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups! While there’s not a concise answer on whether they are mix tapes (mixtape?) or mixed tapes – I’m not even sure anymore and as a Gen-Xer I grew up on these things – these DIY mix tape soap favors are sure to have their recipients reminiscing over the past.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

The great thing about these DIY mix tape soap favors is that you don’t have to make your own soaps to create these. You can easily use any homemade or commercial bar soaps you’ve purchased. However, if you’d like to make your own homemade soaps for these soap favors, then be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make homemade soap from scratch. It includes not only a guide on how to make your own cold process soaps but also contains a collection of beginner soap recipes. (Alternately you could also make melt and pour soaps for these DIY mix tape soap favors.)

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

To create the labels for these DIY mix tape soap favors, I purchased and used the Mean Mixtapes Clipart Set from PepperStudio. (Re-pin this clipart collection here for later.) I also used the text editor from OpenOffice. I chose to use OpenOffice as it’s free, open source software and I realize not everyone may have access to Microsoft Word. However, if you own Word, then making the mix tape labels for your soaps would be similar to how they are made in OpenOffice. (You can download OpenOffice free here. I’ve been using this program for well over a decade.)

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

To create the mix tape labels for your soap favors you’ll need to begin by creating a new text document.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now format your page by choosing Format > Page.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

From the pop up box, choose Page, then selection Landscape as the orientation.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now format your columns by clicking on Columns. Toggle up to 3 or type in 3 in the box under Columns. Choose the space by toggling up once to 0.10″. Then click OK at the bottom to save your changes.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Your blank text document should now look like the screenshot of mine above.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

You can now begin to add your mix tape clipart images to the text document. To do this choose Insert > Picture > From File.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

This opens up a new window where you can select the image file from your computer. Click on the first image you want to use once and then click Open. (Alternately you can simply double click on the image.)

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

This will add your first chosen image to the document. As my bar soaps are all around 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ I did not need to re-size my labels to fit the soap. If you need to re-size your labels to fit onto a smaller bar of soap, then you would simply hold down the shift key (to keep the image proportions the same) and left click on your mouse at the same time while holding your mouse arrow on the green box in bottom right hand corner. Move the mouse diagonally toward the next corner until it reaches the desired size. Use the scale at the top of your text document to know when you’re image reaches the desired size.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Once you’ve posted the first image, hit the Return key on your keyboard once to apply a space before you post your next image.

How to make Mix Tape labels for DIY soap favors.

Now simply repeat the process of adding new images one at a time (re-scaling if needed) until your entire page is full. This page format will accommodate nine mix tape images.

Now simply repeat the process of adding new images one at a time (re-scaling if needed) until your entire page is full. This page format will accommodate nine mix tape images.

Now that you’ve prepared your page, you can print your images! Choose File > Print or CTRL P (windows) or COMMAND P (mac) to bring up your print dialogue box. Print your document onto a full sheet sticker label. (These can inexpensively be purchased in bulk from WorldLabel for a LOT cheaper than purchasing Avery labels at an office supply store.)

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Using scissors, cut out each individual label. If desired, write in a message for your recipient(s).

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Then remove the sticker paper backing and adhere the DIY mix tape labels to your wrapped soaps. And you’re done! Wasn’t that easy?

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

If you are on a super tight budget you can alternately print out this free download of mix tapes from Cart Before the Horse blog. (Re-pin this download here for later.) You won’t be able to resize them as they aren’t individual files without a little bit of work in an image editor such as Gimp (also free!) or Photoshop, but you can print them as is if desired. Left as is, however, they are the perfect size for guest soaps!

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Simply click on the image at Cart Before the Horse then right click and choose Save Image As… Save the image to your desktop or other location where you can find it easily.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Now right click on the image from it’s location and choose Open With > OpenOffice.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

This will open the collection of mix tape images onto a one page document in OpenOffice.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

No choose File > Print or CTRL P (windows) or COMMAND P (mac) to bring up your print dialogue box. Print your document onto a full sheet sticker label.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

Now cut out your mix tape labels and adhere to the front of your guest sized soap bars.

These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

For more printable project ideas be sure to follow my Printables board on Pinterest as well as many of my other Pinterest boards for everything from homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s to a slew of DIY projects and crafts. You may also find the following book titles interesting – Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time and Cassette from My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves. Or better yet, try this YouTube video tutorial for making your own DIY USB Cassette Mixtape.

For my tutorial on making custom soap labels with text, visit my post on how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors (with two homemade soap recipes) here.

Also don’t forget about your wedding registry! When you create an Amazon Wedding Registry you’ll receive a 10% off coupon for select items across Amazon after your wedding. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

Keep up with all of my new projects by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr as well as Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Wedding Soap Favors & Two Homemade Soap Recipes

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Learn how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors and unique DIY Save the Date Soaps plus two homemade soap recipes for mango & coconut milk soaps!

Want to make your own DIY wedding soap favors for your big day? Learn how with this tutorial for making your own DIY wedding soap favors or unique Save the Date Soaps! Plus there are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways! Choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe!

First thing first. Before you can create your DIY wedding soap favors you’ll first need to make your soaps. If you’re choosing to purchase your homemade soaps you can skip ahead to how to make your soap labels. Otherwise, you’ll need to get started on your favorite homemade soap recipe at least four to six weeks before the big event to give your homemade soaps times to cure and allow enough time to wrap and label your DIY wedding soap favors.

Learn how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors and unique DIY Save the Date Soaps plus two homemade soap recipes for mango & coconut milk soaps!

Budget Mango & Coconut Milk Homemade Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

21.6 oz. palm oil
3.6 oz. palm kernel flakes
7.2 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
7.2 oz. rice bran oil

8.8 fluid oz. distilled water
5 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

3 oz. pureed ripe mango
1/2 Cup coconut milk powder
2-2.25 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Soap Notes:

The water as percent of the oil weight is 33% with the water then discounted by the amount of mango used in this homemade soap recipe.

The mango accounts for approximately 8.3% of the total oil weight.

This mango & coconut milk soap recipe was calculated using 6% superfat.

You can use a fragrance for this cold process soap recipe. If desired use up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite body safe fragrance oil; half for essential oils. Although as your guests may have allergies you aren’t aware of you may want to leave this unscented.

This mango & coconut milk cold process soap recipe will yield 10-12 bars of soap approximately 4 oz. each depending on how they are cut and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Skip over the next homemade soap recipe to the bottom for instructions.

Luxury Mango & Coconut Milk Homemade Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
4 oz. palm kernel flakes
6 oz. safflower oil
6 oz. rice bran oil
6 oz. palm oil
5 oz. pomace olive oil
3 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. castor oil

8.5 fluid oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

3 oz. pureed ripe mango
1/2 Cup coconut milk powder
2-2.25oz. fragrance oil, optional

Soap Notes:

The water as percent of the oil weight is 32% with the water then discounted by the amount of mango used in this homemade soap recipe.

The mango accounts for approximately 8.3% of the total oil weight.

This mango & coconut milk soap recipe was calculated using 7% superfat.

You can use a fragrance for this cold process soap recipe. If desired use up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite body safe fragrance oil; half for essential oils. Although as your guests may have allergies you aren’t aware of you may want to leave this unscented.

You can use virgin olive oil in lieu of pomace olive oil in this soap recipe, however you’ll find that pomace is not only less expensive, it also traces faster.

This mango & coconut milk cold process soap recipe will yield 10-12 bars of soap approximately 4 oz. each depending on how they are cut and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Instructions:

To make this mango & coconut milk cold process soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside.

Next, dice the mango, weigh, and set aside. In a separate container using a measuring cup to measure out the coconut milk powder  and set aside. If using a fragrance oil, weigh out the oil at this time as well and set aside.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make soap.

Add the mango chunks and the coconut milk powder to the pot of melted soapmaking oils. Use a stick blender to puree the mango into the oils and incorporate the coconut milk powder. Once the mango and coconut milk powder are fully incorporated in the oils with no chunks you are ready to mix in the lye-water.

Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach trace. If you are using a fragrance add the fragrance oil at a light trace then mix fully until the fragrance is fully incorporated and you get a medium trace on the soap.

Pour the soap batter into your prepared soap mold and leave uncovered. (This soap gets very hot during saponification and the top will crack if you over insulate it.) Set aside for 24 hours.

After 24 hours your can unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow bars to cure at least four weeks then wrap with foodservice film and label.

Learn how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors and unique DIY Save the Date Soaps plus two homemade soap recipes for mango & coconut milk soaps!

How to Make Custom Soap Labels

To create your soap labels for your DIY wedding soap favors you’ll need a word processing program. I use OpenOffice as it’s open source, free and works across all platforms. You’ll also need clipart for your image or images that suits your color scheme and wedding theme.

This Antler Clipart from The Dutch Lady Designs works beautifully when incorporated into labels for DIY wedding soap favors.

For my wedding favor soap labels I used this antler clipart with floral decoration (pictured above) from The Dutch Lady Designs on Etsy.

This Wedding Floral Clipart from The Lil' Cliparts works beautifully when incorporated into labels for DIY wedding soap favors.

I also really like this wedding floral clipart (pictured above) from The Lil’ Cliparts. And I’m also a huge fan of the clipart at Amanda Ilkov as well. I love her wedding bicycle clipart and floral wedding save the date clipart. However you can choose any clipart image(s) you prefer. After all, it is your big day!

Next determine the size you want your wedding favor soap bars to be. Full size bars that are approximately 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. But these bars can easily be cut in half to double the amount of bars you have and create more manageable guest sized soaps. Once you know what size your soaps will be you can then create your soap labels for your DIY wedding soap favors. You’ll need to create the labels slightly smaller than the size of the soap.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Begin by creating a new text document. File > New > Text Document

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Next, create two columns. Format > Columns Click on the image with two columns. Change the spacing to at least .10″ then hit OK.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

The numbers at the top of the page indicate the inches across the page. You can slide the little arrow guides into place so that they are the width you’d like your soap labels to be to ensure you make them the size you want them. There are also inches that run vertically down the side of the text document you stay within your height constraints.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Now import your image you want to use for the labels. Insert > Picture from file > Choose the image from your computer’s location. Right click on the image then choose Wrap > In Background

Right click on the image again and choose Arrange > Send to back

With the image selected – you’ll see the green boxes around the image when its selected – left click on your mouse and drag the image slightly down the page to allow room for text above it.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Now choose your font for your labels from the drop box at the top along with the size directly to the right.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Center the text – or choose left or right alignment based on how you want your soap labels for your DIY wedding soap favors to look – then type in your text. Choose whatever text you like based on whether you’re created wedding soap favors or save the date soaps.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

If you’d like a frame around the label you can create one as well. Go to Insert > Frame then hit OK on the box that pops up. Right click on the frame and hit Wrap > In Background then right click again and choose Arrange > Send to back.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Now left click on your mouse over one of the green squares and drag the frame out around your image and text until its place where you’d like it.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Select the line style for your frame if desired from the drop down Line Style drop box.

 How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

You can also choose a color for your frame from the drop down Border Color drop box.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Now select the label you’ve just created using your mouse and then hit either CTL C (on Windows) or COMMAND C (on Mac) to copy the label.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Now hit enter under the label design to add two spaces under the image.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Hit CTL V (on Windows) or COMMAND V (on Mac) to paste a second label below the first.

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Repeat until you’ve filled the page. Then simply print out your sheet of soap labels onto a full size label sheet. (WorldLabel has great prices on bulk labels.)

DIY Save the Date Soaps for your DIY Wedding - or make DIY wedding soap favors!

How to make your own labels for DIY wedding soap favors using the free open source program OpenOffice.

Finally cut out your labels and adhere to your wrapped bars of soap. And that’s it! Your wedding soap favors are now ready for your guests!

Also, don’t forget to create your Wedding RegistryCreate an Amazon Wedding Registry and get a 10% completion gift off most products on Amazon for a savings up to $100. Bonus – you can add items from anywhere on the web!

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