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It’s the time of year that people are wanting to give each other gifts, however, it can be daunting to pick out individual presents for all of your friends and family. Why not kill several birds with one stone and make a batch of scented DIY soap for everyone!
Thanks to FragranceX for providing these handy perfume copy cat recipes!
Since perfume is a popular gift, DIY soap would be a big hit. Plus, it’s easy to make. Just cut the soap pieces into individual squares and wrap them in cellophane — tied with a bow and you’re good to go.
You can also make them in batches based on your friends’ and family’s favorite perfumes.
For example, do you have a few friends who love Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue? What about Chanel No. 5? Now you can make them a soap that complements their perfume.
All you have to do is use the melt and pour method to make this soap — no lye is involved!
Making melt and pour soap is very easy. First, you just break apart pre-made soap (you can find this kind of “craft soap” at most craft stores). Next, melt the soap pieces. Finally, mix them with one of the below recipes to create the perfect scent.
When you’re finished, pour the soap into a mold and let it set. Try one of the below perfume copy cat recipes and let us know if you like them in the comments!
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Thanks again to FragranceX for providing these handy perfume DIY Soap copy cat recipes and infographic!
How to Make Melt and Pour Soap
Below are the very basic steps of the melt and pour method. For more detailed information I would definitely recommend checking out FrangranceX’s great post on how to make perfumed DIY soap. Click here to visit that blog post.
- First, break the pre-made soap into small pieces.
- Using a microwave or a saucepan, melt the soap base.
- Mix the melted soap with the other ingredients.
- Pour mixture into the soap mold and allow it to cool
Here are a few fun soap mold ideas:
Click on one of the images below to be taken to their Amazon page.
If you like this post, check out these other great DIY gift ideas:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
I think that be very best part about putting together these mason jar chocolate chip cookie mixes (other than delicious cookies!) is that you probably already have all of the supplies ready to go in your kitchen cabinets!
Other than the dry ingredients, all you will need are a glass jar and some ribbon, string or twine. Once the jar has been filled with ingredients, simply print out the free printable recipe tag that is linked in the post and tie it to the top of the mason jar.
I actually saw of bunch of these types of cookie in a jar kits while walking around a store the other day and they were charging way more than I know they cost! So not only is this a thoughtful DIY gift, but putting it together yourself will absolutely save you some money as well! Click here to view the full tutorial and printable recipe tags.
M&M Cookies in a Jar Kit
This DIY gift idea is very similar to the above, however it is geared towards Christmas instead of a more generic gift.
This time of the year, you should be able to find red and green M&Ms at pretty much any store you walk into! Aside from the M&Ms, you most likely have the other ingredients at home already.
This M&M Cookies in a Jar kit would be a great gift for friends, family or to keep as a backup gift for neighbors or anyone else who drops by. View the full tutorial and printable recipe tags here.
Printable Pillow Boxes
So, this may not necessarily quality as a DIY gift, but there is definitely a DIY element to it!
Sometimes you want to give someone a gift card or a smaller item and you are just not sure how to wrap it. That is where there free printable pillow boxes come in!
All you need to do is print out the free templates on cardstock, cut them out and then fold to create fun pillow boxes that will dress up any small gift you are giving this holiday season. Click here to view the full post and download links.