Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa's Soap Shop

We've been wrapping up gift soaps like elves here at Otion and are very happy to see an abundance of eager craftspeople come in to pick up supplies for their handmade presents this holiday season. Many customers are first time soapers interested in a fun, easy soap-making method that can be done with the kids. Of course, melt-and-pour is the way to go, and soap makes the perfect gift for the kids' teachers! Others are picking up melt-and-pour lip balm and perfume base for a quick stocking stuffer project.

Here, we are putting together a special order of colorful, wrapped melt-and-pour soaps for a long-time customer. We like using clear plastic wrap as packaging so you can still see and smell the soap. Simply wrap the soap with the open end of the plastic gathered on the back, cut off the excess plastic wrap and flatten it on the back of the soap. Here's the fun instant gratification part; use a heat gun to shrink the plastic wrap to form fit to the soap. Be careful not to apply too much heat or you may stretch the plastic too thin and create a hole, or even melt the soap a bit! Then, tie a ribbon with a card for the final touch. Every extra effort is appreciated!

Please let us know how we can help you get through your Christmas crafts smoothly this year. Questions and ideas are always welcome! Happy Holidays everyone!


  1. That special order looks so cute! I love the little gingerbread men ...

  2. Thanks, I had a really fun time putting this one together!