If you are looking for some amazing gift ideas for the soapmaker in your life you have come to the right place. Soapmakers love gifts that they can simply make soap with. So if you are thinking of what to get for the person in your life who loves to make their own handmade soap from scratch we have some great ideas for you to choose from.
Soapmakers enjoy experimenting with new ways to make their own soap so anything that you decide to give them as a gift will be a delight! Soapmakers tend to have a lot of different ingredients and soapmaking supplies on hand so try to take a peek of what they have so you can get a gift that’s totally different. Soapmakers love to try new ingredients and supplies so you don’t have to worry too much about what to get them for a gift.
Here’s our top list of the best gift ideas for soapmakers and people who love to make their own soap from scratch. Some of these items are soapmaking staples and then other gift ideas are more for extra special splurges.
This set of soapmaking pigments is so gorgeous and would make a great gift for anyone who likes to make soap. Any soapmaker will be in their happy place using these highly pigmented micas and pearl powders. And take a look at the metallics. This set of colored mica will add shimmery highlights and color to any kind of soap including cold process soap, melt and pour soap and hot process soap.
These mica powders are FDA approved cosmetic grade pigments. A customer favorite is the onyx and pewter. Any person who makes soap would have a huge smile and go running to the soap room immediately! You can use these either mixed right into the soap or you can mix them with a bit of alcohol and dust the tops of the soap after they are out of the molds for an ultra modern effect.
Adding herbs into soap just brings it to the next level. Those little bits peeking out here and there says hey, I'm handmade with love. An array of florals and herbs like Passion, Hibiscus, Elder, Heather, Hops and Chrysanthemum are perfect additions for soap. Herbs are great for making natural soaps. And they also add interesting textures and colors to handmade soap. Florals and herbs would make a lovely gift for any soapmaker.
If you are ever thinking of getting a soapmaker essential oil as a gift, please make sure you are buying the oils from a reputable company. There are really crappy fake essential oils out there even though they say they are pure. Many are not. And they can smell terrible! That's why we always recommend NOW products. They have been around since 1968 and their mission has always been to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. Their oils are pure. This set of 2 lavender essential oils from Amazon would be a great gift for a soapmaker.
Shea butter can get pretty expensive and it's one of those expensive kinds of ingredients that soapmakers love to use, but cringe when it's time to buy it. Shea butter makes soap extremely luxurious. The best time to use expensive oils and butters, is to add them just before pouring the soap into the molds and adjust the superfatting formula to account for the extra oils and butters. This is definitely a splurge and will be most welcome by any soapmaker.
This is the best gift for a soapmaker because when you make soap, you have to make sure that the oils are getting mixed in with the lye evenly. All kinds of bad can happen when your lye water and oils don't mix properly. You can get splitting when the soap is curing, lye crystals and even worse, lye pockets. So it's best to use a hand-held mixer to get soap to trace.
There's something that soapmakers love to do and that's making soap loaves and then embedding different elements like flowers and other shapes into the top so that the shapes stick out. This is such a cool look! These flower molds are perfect for this. This set is non-stick and the soap is easy to release from the mold. And these soap molds are super easy to clean too. If you give these molds as a gift to a soapmaker, they might just start whipping up a batch right then and there lol. (half joking).
This mold is great because it's a perfect size for a small batch. This soap mold would be a great gift idea because it also comes with two scrapers/cutters. The silicone insert is easy to clean and then the wooden mold keeps everything nice and secure when you are pouring the soap into the mold. This is a great gift for someone who is just trying out soapmaking for the first time because it makes about 8 2 1/4 cut bars so that's a really good sized batch to play around with.
These rolling pins are fantastic for getting cool designs on the top or sides of the soap! They work the best when the soap is still soft so the best time to use them is just after the soap comes out of the mold after 24 hours. So you definitely need to roll the patterns onto semi-soft soap for the patterns to show up clearly. This would be such a unique gift that a soapmaker would like to try out.
If glitter is your soapmakers thing, this eco-glitter is biodegradable, all natural and eco-friendly. Soapmakers can get their sparkle on because this company donates a portion of their proceeds to ocean conservation efforts. So what is eco glitter made from anyway? This particular brand is sourced from cellulose found in Eucalyptus trees, so it degrades naturally. This glitter comes in several colors to add to your handmade soap like aquamarine, blue lagoon, coral, violet and silver.
Soapmakers love to give their soap as gifts. These handmade soap stamps are a great gift idea for soapmakers and they just bring soapmaking gifts to another level. This shop on Etsy has many different soap stamps to choose from.
This shop offers personalized notebooks that are perfect for any soapmaker to jot down their favorite recipe or makes notes. These high end notebooks are made from premium leather.
"You won't find better quality or thicker leather anywhere! Not to mention the heavy weight paper! Made by hand in our workshop in the USA!"
If you have a beginner soapmaker that you need to get a gift for, then you might want to purchase them a kit. Kits are great because they come with everything you need to make soap right away. It's a good idea to purchase a kit before purchasing bulk supplies, molds and other materials you need to make soap. They are straightforward to use and help build a basic knowledge of soapmaking, which can be expanded from there.
Here's a review video and soapmaking tutorial that we did on this kit. It would for sure make a great gift for any soapmaker.
If your soapmaker works with lye, you might want to check out these long protective sleeves by Kevlar. They will help protect your arms and then you can wear super tight fitting gloves on your hands when making soap. Just be sure to check the sizes first before ordering to make sure they fit.
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