Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/28/2010 to Soaps
When you're deciding what kind of soap you want to make for presents you will want to think about each person you are giving it to. Make sure they aren't allergic to any of the ingredients that are in your soap. While fragrances in soap are very popular and common, sometimes they can irritate a person's skin. Just make sure you look into this before you make a large batch of soap.
You also want to take into account how many bars you will be making. Some soaps take longer to make so you may want to choose an easier soap if you're going to be making a lot. This will also depend on the amount of time you have to spend on this project.
The fun part about making soap for people is being able to personalize each bar. There are so many ways you can do this, which opens up a whole world of opportunity and creativity. Even if you don't have much time, there are simple things you can do that can really make your soap beautiful.
Using dyes in the soap is one very easy thing you can do. It doesn't really take any extra time, but the colors will really add personality to the soap. The more dye you add the more vibrant the color will be.
Adding texture or prints to your soaps may also be an easy way to decorate it. Instead of using a traditional soap mold you can purchase a different shape. With so many molds out there, you are bound to find whatever you want.
It is also popular in soap making to add different characters or materials into the soaps. If you're soap is transparent you will be able to see whatever items you have placed in it. Sometimes people like to put bath salts into their soaps to give them dual purpose and to add a fun texture.
The sky's the limit with soap making. They are wonderful gifts for the Holidays because they are so useful. Having it handmade and personalized only adds to the value of this festive gift.