(Closed) Custom soaps as favors?

posted 5 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Would soap be a good favor? Choose A or B. Would you consider purchasing it as a favor? 1 or 2.
    A. Yes, I think that would be fun. I like scenty things. : (27 votes)
    32 %
    B. No, that just seems odd. Soap as favors? I like consumable favors, but only if they're edible. : (24 votes)
    29 %
    1. Sure. I like handcrafted soap, and it's a way to tie scent to a wonderful memory : (20 votes)
    24 %
    2. No; that's like telling my guests they stink. Plus, soap is weird. : (13 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I have very sensitive skin, so I would not use any random soap I was given. So, no, I personally would not want this as a favour, or use it as a favour.

    Everyone is different though. I know some ladies love all things scented.

    Post # 4
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    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it is a good idea for YOU because you are a soapmaker and it reflects who you are and adds a personal touch to your gifts. However, I think it would be weird if anyone else (who didn’t make soap) to give as gifts.

     

    Post # 5
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Sea_Ashley:  +1

    I’ve supported Bees in the past that wanted to give away soaps but either they or their family members are soapmakers. I think it’s a little personal otherwise to gift soaps.

    That said, everyone is different and I’m sure there’s a market out there. Since this is already what you do, it’s not like it would be that much extra effort to set up an Etsy shop and see who you get.

    Post # 6
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t like random soaps as I have very sensitive skin. I also am really particular about color/shape/scent of soap and whether it goes with the decor…so i’ve voted no. Lots of “soap as a favor” posts lately!

    Post # 8
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    13292 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would not take these if they were the favor.  Sorry!

    Post # 10
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    589 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it is a good idea for you to give soaps as a favor because you are a soap maker.  It makes total sense and I personally like to idea.  And even if I don’t like the sense, I could still use it as hand soap for guest bath or something. 

    Post # 11
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    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would love this idea if I were your guest! Especially since you made them!

    Post # 12
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    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @DomesticDiva:  honestly, I don’t think the men would get much use out of them. Yeah, I know artisan soaps can be made with just as manly fragrances as your run of the mill men’s body wash out of a dark blue bottle, but I don’t think many men are aware of that and they wouldn’t use them. 

    Post # 13
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    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    the last time i used decorative soaps was in the 80’s.  my mother may still like them but i don’t.

    Post # 14
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    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d take them, especially if you made them yourself! how great!

    Post # 15
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    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    If I got one from someone who made it as a favour, I would appreciate the thought.  If it was scented, I wouldn’t be able to use it though and I would just give it to someone else.

    In general for a favour, I don’t think it’s a great idea.  Lots of people have sensitive skin or scent allergies and most guys don’t appreciate getting soap.

    Post # 16
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    407 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @DomesticDiva:  love it! was thinking of having soap as my favors, cept idk how to make it. Let me know if you do end up selling some of these guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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