DIY Bath and Body Valentine’s Gifts with StickerYou!

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Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts with custom labels from StickerYou!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And, if you’re like me, you can always use a little help with your homemade gifts. While I make and gift a lot of bath and body gifts, labeling those gifts can sometimes be a challenge. After all, products we store and use in the bathroom are subject to coming into contact with water and high humidity which can leave labels a smeared mess. StickerYou solved that problem for me without having to  spend a lot of money and without investing a lot of time designing my labels.

Learn how to make beautiful DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with custom labels from StickerYou and three bath and body recipes perfect for gifting.

StickerYou sent me some amazing vinyl labels to use for my DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts. They not only look great, but work beautifully for bath and body applications. Even better, their stickers and labels can be customized in any size, shape or quantity you want using your own artwork or licensed clipart. Or just pick some of theirs!

I love the ease of StickerYou’s pre-designed templates for creating custom labels. (There’s even a label template for lip balm tubes – a product I have always struggled with creating labels for.) Or you can enter custom dimensions for your own container choice.

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

In addition to the ease of creating your own designs on StickerYou, you’ll also find that there are no additional charges for die-cut stickers, bleeds, or cut-outs! Their customer service is both helpful and friendly and their pricing starts as low as $10. Plus every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. So whether you’re simply wanting to create gifts for friends and family, or if you’re a business needing product labels or promotional items, StickerYou is simply perfect!

Ready to make some awesome DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts? Keep reading for three easy bath and body recipes that you can gift this Valentine’s Day!

Learn how to make this natural rose bath salts recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Rose Bath Salts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

9 oz. Epsom salt
3.3 oz. pink Himalayan salt
.15 oz. safflower oil
.25 oz. organic dried rose petals
.35 oz. rose fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

If you prefer to keep this rose bath salts recipe natural, you can substitute the fragrance oil with .05 oz. (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .1 oz. essential oil of your choice! In addition, if you’d like to keep the oils from floating on the surface of the bath water when used, you can also add .05% Polysorbate 80 to this recipe.

To create these rose bath salts, simply using a digital scale to weigh out all the ingredients. Mix your dry ingredients together first. Then weigh out the safflower oil and fragrance oil into a separate container (along with the Polysorbate 80 if desired) then combine the two. Mix until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed then spoon evenly into three 4 oz. spice jars. (You may need to tap the jars down to fit all of the bath salts into your containers.)

Apply your own custom labels from StickerYou for that finishing touch and your rose bath salts are ready for gifting! These also make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and wedding favors!

Learn how to make this natural rose soap recipe plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Melt & Pour Rose Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

29.5 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
rose kaolin clay, to suit

Instructions:

To keep this melt and pour rose soap recipe natural, you can substitute the rose fragrance oil with .15 oz. of (3% dilution) rose damascena absolute or .3 oz. of an essential oil of your choice.

Weigh out the soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.

Add either a red liquid soap colorant or a small amount of rose kaolin clay until you achieve the shade of pink you’d like for your soap. Mix well.

Pour the soap into all six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold.

Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Unmold, then wrap in foodservice film and label.

Learn how to make this DIY embedded heart soap plus two more amazing DIY bath and body Valentine's gifts with a little help from StickerYou!

Embedded Heart Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

21.9 oz. clear natural melt and pour soap base
8.4 oz. white natural melt and pour soap base
.9 oz. rose fragrance oil
Crafter’s Choice crimson sparkle color bar, to suit

Instructions:

You’ll begin by making your heart embeds for this soap for which you’ll need a Wilton 6-cavity heart silicone mold.

Weigh out the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments. Cut off a chunk of the crimson sparkle color bar and stir into the melted base until it’s melted completely. Continue until you reach desired color. Alternately, you can also use a liquid red soap colorant.

Weigh out . 65 oz. of fragrance oil (or . 2 oz. of essential oil) and stir into the melted soap.

Pour the melted soap into all six cavities of your heart mold. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once the heart soaps have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.

Place a heart with the smooth side (top) down into each of the six cavities of the Crafter’s Choice basic round silicone soap mold and press firmly against the bottom of the mold.

Now weigh out 8.4 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks then melt in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments just until fully melted.

Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil (or .05 oz. essential oil) and stir into the melted white soap base.

Now carefully pour the white soap base around the heart embeds in each of the mold cavities. Spritz the top of the soaps with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles and allow to harden completely.

Once your soaps have set up, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap and label as desired.

For more DIY bath and body Valentine’s gifts visit both my DIY Bath and Body board and my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts 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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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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Learn How to Make Soap: A Beginner’s Guide

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Learn how to make soap with this free soapmaking ebook designed for beginner soapmakers. This free soapmaking ebook contains information on how to make soap, using a lye calculator, how to formulate your own soap recipes, eight beginner soap recipes, creating custom soap labels and more.

Recently WorldLabel asked if I’d create a downloadable ebook for their blog with a collection of my beginner soap recipes. I was happy to not only take on the task but to go one step further. My new soapmaking ebook – which you can find here – gives more than just the basics of how to make soap. In addition to an updated cold process soapmaking tutorial (my last soapmaking tutorial was written many years ago!) and eight beginner cold process soap recipes, I also provide information on the equipment and ingredients needed to make cold process soap, getting over your fear of lye, how to use a lye calculator, information on formulating your own cold process soap recipes, how to make a simple DIY wooden loaf soap mold, figuring out how much soap is needed for a mold of any size, a tutorial on how to create your own custom soap labels, and a collection of helpful resources and references including soapmaking suppliers, lye calculators and more.

If you’ve considered learning how to make soap – whether you’ve had reservations about working with lye or are simply ready to dive in -download my free soapmaking ebook at WorldLabel blog. This free soapmaking ebook is presented in a straight forward, down to earth manner to help you create your very first batch of cold process soap and get it right the first time. Then, once you’ve mastered a few basic soap recipes, there’s information to help you explore soapmaking even further with the basics of formulating your own cold process soap recipes. This includes practical information on how to figure out what percentages of oils and butters are recommended in cold process soap as well as information on how using a lye calculator can help you to create the perfect cold process soap recipe.

My hands on advice not only acts as a guide to into how to make soap but encourages you to look further and learn more on your own by offering specifics on how and where to search to broaden your soapmaking horizons. And, because it’s a PDF, you can download this free soapmaking ebook and take it with you anywhere to read and reference at your own leisure by either printing it out or simply saving it on your favorite device.

I hope you find my soapmaking ebook helpful and that it leads you into a exploring a fabulous new world!

{ Download my PDF soapmaking ebook, Making Cold Process Soap for the First Time? How to make soap & beginner soap recipes to get you started!, from WorldLabel blog here. }

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

Already know how to make soap? Then you may also be interested in my latest cold process soap recipe for making natural coffee soap along with twelve other cold process soap recipes that contain food as an ingredient with everything from blueberries and tomatoes to wine and beer! You can find those cold process soap recipes here.

In addition you can find my full collection of homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Follow me on Pinterest for even more homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from around the web or keep track of all my new homemade soap recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. You can also find me on 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!

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

Keep track of all of my new homemade soap recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Ideas for Homemade Soap Labels

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DIY Ideas for Homemade Soap LabelsOne of the most difficult things for me about soapmaking isn’t coming up with new recipes or ideas, it’s coming up with a design for the actual labels that go on the resulting soaps. So I thought I’d share just a few ideas for inspiration to help you with your own homemade soap labels whether you’re crafting handmade soaps to sell or to give as handmade gifts.

I created the side wrap labels for my handmade activated charcoal facial soap (pictured above) in Open Office, which is a free open source program similar to Word. First, I measured out my soap bar to figure out what size my labels needed to be then created two columns with these size guidelines in Open Office. (Don’t forget to create padding between the two columns to compensate for the width of your soap.) In the left column I typed out the ingredient list, weight and company information. I then copied and pasted this information down the entire left side of the column. Then, in the right hand column I typed in the soap name using a decorative font.

Then I placed a frame in center of the name and left it blank so I could adhere a “Handmade with Love” sticker inside the empty frame once printed. I purchased these particular stickers from Cute Tape, however you can create your own Kraft stickers and labels with Kraft sticker paper from World Label. Alternately, you could also insert a picture or drawing here in lieu of a frame.

Also, if you are creating frame around the label with an existing frame or picture, you will need to wrap the frame in the background and then arrange it by sending it to the back. Once I had my design in place for the front side of the label, I then copied and pasted the soap name and frame down the entire right side of the column so that it lined up with the ingredient list on the left. I then printed them onto a full page white sticker sheet.

Too much of a challenge? You can download the soap labels like the ones pictured above here, then use a PDF converter to edit the text with your own information.

Printable Mountain Range Soap LabelUsing the same basic concept I also created this Mountain Man Detox Soap Label using my own drawing I scanned into the computer in place of the frame.

Creating Custom Soap Labels

Like the previous soap label, the ingredients, weight and business info wrap around onto the back of the soap so just the soap name and image appear on the front. Alternately, you could also place the company name on the front above the picture with the type of soap below the picture. You can use a black and white image and either leave it black and white or color it in with markers by hand for a more homemade look. Or you can simply use a color image and print the labels out in color. You can download my Mountain Range Soap Labels in black and white here. Or download in color here. You will have to use a PDF converter to edit and customize the labels.

Ideas for Wrapping and Labeling Homemade Soaps - Cigar Band Soap Label

Another simple way to label your soaps is with a cigar band label. These labels can be wide or thin. And as the only labeling requirement for true soap (created from primarily fats and an alkali) is the weight, you can make these a minimalist as you like. Rather than make a perfectly straight rectangle shaped cigar label for my Handmade Summer Festival Soap, I included some clip art I purchased for this soap label to give it some shape and dress it up a bit.

Handmade Soap Packaging Idea - Homemade Soap Wrapped in Kraft Paper with a Sticker Cigar Band Soap LabelYou can use images in any number of ways on these cigar band labels. However, the smaller your label, the small and simpler the image for your soap label should be. Here, I wrapped the soap first in Kraft paper and then applied a cigar band soap label that was printed onto sticker paper.

Handmade Cork Wrapped Soaps from Bodhi Basics - Homemade Soap Labeling and Packaging IdeaFor more ideas, I suggest window shopping! There are so many amazing handmade soap artisans online, that’s it’s easy to browse products from other companies to help inspire your next soap label or packaging design! For example, Bodhi Basics (pictured above) wraps her lovely natural, organic soaps with paper cigar band labels printed on Kraft paper with a piece of cork tucked inside.

Black Licorice Halloween Soap from Daily ReposeWhile Daily Repose dresses up her simple Kraft paper labels from her handmade soap line with a lacy paper doily edge and ribbon. I also love how she decorated her seasonal soaps for Halloween with little accents like the skull featured on this black licorice scented soap (above.)

Sandalwood and Vanilla Scented Soap from Sunshine GardenSunshine Garden wraps her soaps in what appears to be waxed paper or parchment. Then wraps with a cigar band label made from decorative papers. A round sticker label with her company name, fragrance and weight.

What are some of your favorite ways to wrap your own homemade soaps whether to sell or to gift?


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