Creative Ways to Package Soap for Sale (Or Handmade Holiday Gifts)
If you’re looking for creative ways to package soap for sale to set your product apart at craft fairs and events, then you’ll love these easy soap packaging and labeling ideas! Keep reading to learn the best ways to package homemade soap for sale and put your soaps a head above the competition. Plus learn how to make some of my favorite homemade soap recipes for winter skin care.
Creative Ways to Package Soap
Just because the homemade soaps you sell need to include the weight and ingredient list doesn’t mean you’re stuck using a traditional soap label. If you’re looking for creative ways to package your cold process soap bars, then try thinking outside the box. (Learn how to legally label your soaps for sale.)
Easy Ways to Package Soap Using Scrapbook Supplies
I used scrapbook supplies and bakers twine to decorate these homemade soap bars. Simply print out your ingredient list and other information onto squares of cardstock. Then use bakers twine or a decorative ribbon to attach the ingredient list to the bottom or back of your soap bars. Simply slip the ingredient list under the bakers twine to safely secure it to your soap.
This is also a great way to package soap for seasonal handmade holiday gifts. It’s really as simple as wrapping chipboard elements, cardstock cutouts and felt shapes onto your soaps using ribbon, string or twine.
You can also use patterned scrapbook papers to wrap your soaps like little presents. A custom cigar band then displays your information or message. I love this custom cigar band and patterned poppy paper combo from The Creative Artisan Co. You can order these personalized soap labels as a set or separately with your own custom business logo or message for handmade soap wedding favors.
Or consider all-in-one custom soap packaging like this custom soap packaging design from Andrea Tips that wraps and labels your soap all at one with just one product.
There’s even a soap wrapping tool that allows you to hand wrap your homemade soaps perfectly every single time!
I also love this simple idea for tying leather cording around shaped soaps and accenting with herbs like rosemary. It’s a really easy way to add that extra touch to your handmade holiday gifts.
How to Package Round Soap
One of my favorite ways to package round soap is by using washi tape. You can do this one of two ways. You can either tightly wrap your soap in foodservice film, then wrap a piece of washi tape around the diameter of the bar. Or, you can cut brown paper to fit the diameter of your soap. Then wrap the paper around the diameter. Tape the paper closed. Then add decorative washi tape over the brown paper (as pictured above.)
If you’re looking for ways to package your soaps to sell you can also put your label around the diameter of your soap in lieu of the washi tape. Or try one of the following ways to package round soap. I love how attractive the soap label is on these ways to package soap from Etsy sellers.
This sweet fig goat milk soap from Fish Princess Farm illustrates one of the more common ways to package soap using patterned paper or fabric and a round sticker label.
You can also use plain colored tissue paper similar to this soap example of a bar of homemade shaving soap from Crow Sparrow Wares. To give your homemade soaps as handmade holiday gifts, you may want to use a simple, round handmade with love sticker for your round soap bars.
I also love this twist on using paper as one of the ways to package soap. Instead, The Humble Soaper uses breathable, gauze-like fabric as a unique way to wrap her homemade soaps. Rather than folding the fabric into the center of the soap bar, she instead ties the fabric on top as illustrated by this example of her natural round soap bars.
Ways to Package Soap in Boxes
Soaps boxes are one of the easiest ways to package soap. Just because you use a box to package your soap, however, doesn’t mean it has to be “square.” This holiday inspired unicorn bath bomb box from Tyars Essentials would also work beautifully for unicorn or horn shaped soaps. (This is a downloadable file so you will need a Cricut machine for this project.)
Eco-friendly carton soap boxes will make your green friendly soapmaking business shine. The carton soap boxes from GREENKraft come in three sizes, are made with recyclable cardboard and are 100% recyclable. They also feature a nifty little window so you can show off your homemade soaps inside. I think they look especially nice with these custom apothecary labels from Substation Paperie.
Gable boxes and pillow boxes, like these from Cookiebox Store, are another wonderful way to package your homemade soaps for handmade holiday gifts.
Or give these clear boxes a try. These clear soap boxes make stylish packaging for melt and pour macaron shaped soaps and are perfect for homemade soap wedding favors.
How to Package Homemade Soap Bars in Bags
Bags are also one of the easiest ways to wrap soap for sale or to give as handmade holiday gifts. Monita Natural Care sells decorative burlap bags for her homemade soaps that you can for gift giving. However, it’s also great inspiration for designing your own burlap bags for handmade holiday soap gifts.
These cotton muslin printed bags from USCreativeshop are available in bulk for employee gifts, wedding favors or soaps for sale. They come in a variety of size options to best fit your needs. I also love that these bags can be reused time and again.
For more ways to package soap for sale or to give as handmade holiday gifts, be sure to check out these other soap packaging ideas. You can also discover more soap packaging and labeling ideas on Etsy here. Or shop for homemade soaps from my curated collection. Alternately, keep reading for some of my all time favorite homemade soap recipes for winter skin care.
Best Homemade Soap Recipes for Winter Skin Care
If you suffer from dry skin or eczema in the winter, or other times of the year, it may be time to switch up your natural skin care routine. These homemade soap recipes are perfect for winter skin care. Made with natural skin conditioning ingredients, all of these winter homemade soap recipes nourish skin without stripping it. You’ll love the difference a moisturizing, low cleansing soap can make for your skin!
- Ginger Mint Soap Recipe for Nourishing Dry Skin
- Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe for Dry Skin
- Simple Beginner Soap Recipe for Winter Skin Care
- Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe
- All Natural Pine Tar Soap Recipe for Eczema
- Homemade Coffee Soap Recipe
- Extra Nourishing Brazilian Triple Butter Soap Recipe
- Green Apple Soap Recipe with Apple Powder
- Coffee, Cocoa & Egg Soap Recipe
- Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe
- Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe for Skin Health
- Easy Olive & Babassu Soap Recipe
- Half & Half Milk Soap Recipe with Turmeric
- Coconut Milk Soap Recipe with Lavender Essential Oil
- Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe
- Aloe Vera Soap Recipe with Neem Oil
- Plantain Soap Recipe with Frankincense Essential Oil
- Yogurt & Banana Soap Soap Recipe with Flax Seed Oil
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November 23, 2018 at 6:56 am
wow.. fabulous ideas !!
thank you for putting this info all in one place .
Rebecca D. Dillon
November 23, 2018 at 10:02 am
February 13, 2019 at 5:13 am
Superb Ideas, thanks for sharing Rebecca
August 18, 2020 at 3:37 pm
So many great and fun ways to wrap up those soaps! Thank you for sharing!
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