DIY Tutorial: DIY Soap Favours

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I have another amazing DIY tutorial for you today, courtesy of Laura from The Mrs Makes. Laura is a DIY expert and a regular to the blog as well as A Boho Life, I’m sure you will know but Laura has contributed a huge amount to the blog, with many DIY tutorials  aswell as having worked for me as my assistant a while back. This tutorial is super cute and simple to do and will result in some gorgeous soap favours for your wedding guests, or as little birthday or Christmas presents for your friends and family.

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STEP 1) Chop your base into manageable chunks, and place it in your measuring jug. Melt on a medium heat in the microwave, pausing frequently and stirring gently. I find a metal spoon and gentle stirring prevents excess froth!

Soap Favours  step 1

STEP 2) Once it’s all melted, leave the liquid soap to cool slightly before adding drops of your chosen essential oils. Don’t be shy of adding it, you should be able to smell it when you stir it in, as some will slightly evaporate.

Soap Favours step 2

STEP 3) Pour the liquid into your moulds, or a shallow tray if you are using a cutter.

STEP 4) Sprinkle the top with any leaves, petals or dried flowers. Avoid the edges of the tray if you are cutting out shapes, as you can melt down any off-cuts for the next batch.

Soap Favours step 4

STEP 5) Set to one side (or pop in the fridge) until the soap has cooled.

STEP 6) Now you can press out the soap onto a board and get cutting! You can use cookie cutters, a template of your own or just slice into bars

Soap Favours step 6a

STEP 7) Wrap in beautiful paper or cellophane bags, finish with a ribbon and a little tag of thanks/explaining what you’ve made!

Soap Favours step 7A
  • Here is the finished result and an alternative in terms of presentation.
Soap Favours finished 1 Soap Favours finished 2 soap favours finished 3


A Few words from Laura……..

Don’t forget, The Mrs Makes can help you with all your DIY – I can turn up with boxes of equipment, teach you how to make favours of your own and stay to assist and oversee production! I’ll clear everything away and leave you with a new skill and a job well done. All you have to do is provide helping hands and preferably some cake to keep us going! On the other hand, if you fancy getting a group together and just having a play I can help you throw a craft party. Again, I’ll turn up with the kit, you just provide the people.



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    How many bars (say heart shaped) can be made from the recipe you posted?


    I’m curious with the left overs after cutout heartshape? Can it be remelted?


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