(Closed) anyone ever DIY your own soap or candles?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Should I include seashell soap or candles in my out of town bags?
    soap : (10 votes)
    83 %
    candle : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m including lavender scented homemade soap in my Out of Town bags, as lavender is one of our colors and I wanted to include local items (the soap I am buying from a local woman).  I think soap is a great ideas, as guests are going to be at hotels with tiny, crappy soaps to use!  That is what I told myself, anyway.  =D

    The DIY aspect is very easy, if you care to DIY them.  Go to Michaels (or similar craftstore) and take a look in their soap making aisle.  They have a variety of molds and easy DIY supplies.  It really isn’t hard to do, I’m just not making my own because I have a ton of other DIYs!  Same goes for candles, too.  If you choose candles the method is just as simple.  Maybe go with floating shell candles instead of bigger, solid ones to cut down on wax expense.

    Good luck!

    PS-Can I also suggest postcards in your Out of Town bags?  We’re custom printing postcards at vistaprint.com and including two – one for them to send to a friend, one for them to send to us!  You could also buy local postcards and do the same thing!

    Post # 4
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    oooh love the postcard idea!!

    and now im adding soap to my list.  great, thanks guys.. : / haha!

    Post # 5
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you have any craft experience at all, DIY soap is easy as pie.  Basically, you melt the soap, put in the color and fragrance you want, and pour into the molds to set!  Like VagabondGirl said, just check out the soap-making aisle at Michael’s.  It’s pretty self explanatory.  Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    DIY soap is easy and a lot of fun. It’s a nice hobbey, so on that basis alone, I chose soap.

    Post # 8
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like the idea of DIY soap…and I have seen the kits at Michaels and Hobby Lobby but never tried it! Maybe now I will 🙂

    Post # 9
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I make my own candles. It is really easy. Buying candle making supplies in craft stores is expensive. Check out candlescience.com I order all my stuff from them they have really good prices.

    Although I was going to order votive holders for our tables and found them like $25 cheaper else where.

    Go for it. Have fun!

    Post # 12
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have made my own soaps before and it’s so easy. I actually used this tutorial when I first started and they came out great. I got most of my supplies from Michaels:

    http://100layercake.com/blog/archives/531#comments

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