As an avid crafter, I have no shortage of craft ideas in my hopper to try next (hard to imagine life before Pinterest).
I have come to the realization that just because I treasure handmade, it doesn’t mean I have to make everything. My craft room is only so big!
I’m suggesting that, rather than DIY, let’s promote BIY (buy-it-yourself) once in awhile. Save yourself the time and shopping cart full of materials for one single project that – let’s be honest – may or may not ever get made, and support other crafters. It’s a win-win!
Today’s post is all about handmade soap. It always sounds like a good idea…but what a mess it can be! I made soap one time, and I think I’m still picking gunk from under my nails five years later.
I say order the handmade stuff and skip the trouble altogether. Here are some amazing crafters that would love to share their handiwork with you and save you a kitchen clean-up nightmare.
How about some festive pumpkin scented soap like these, available from LippincottSoapCo? Their soaps have even been featured in Creating Vintage Charm magazine, and with elegant soap like these, it’s not surprising.
LippencottSoapCo Pumpkin Soap
I also love these cottage chic style soap bars from NorasSoapScents. The price of her soap also includes beautiful gift wrap in your choice of sheer bag in white, black, or pink. They also come wrapped with a cute ribbon and flower accent, making them a great gift idea.
PinkParchmentSoap has this bar, named Monkey Farts. How can you not try something like that?! Are you intrigued?
Monkey Farts from PinkParchmentSoap
Need to wash your mouth out with soap? Why not use one of these “tasty” treats? 🙂
Sushi soap. Let me just say that again. Sushi. Soap. You can find this darling three-pack at the Etsy store Soapopotamus.
Soapopotamus Sushi Soap
Raw fish not your thing? Looking for something a little bit sweeter? The blueberry sprinkle doughnut soap from TheLittleSoapStore is made from 100% vegetable glycerin soap and scented with a tart blueberry fragrance.
Donut soap from TheLittleSoapStore
Or how about a tasty macaroon to scrub up with? This four pack is available at CandlelitDesserts for $12.99.
Macaroon soap set from CandlelitDesserts
Or maybe you’re looking to add a little pop culture to your bathtime ritual. Well, these next soap listings are sure to scrub you the right way!
The Millennium Falcon Soap – it’s a perfect addition to any bathroom, kitchen sink, or orbital space station. It’s also a great idea for occasions like a white elephant gift exchange. This one is available at WizardAtWork. Stop by their shop for lots more geekery-themed soaps.
Millennium Falcon Soap from WizardAtWork
Digitalsoaps has taken it one step further with their Pokémon soap. Wash away the fully 3D Pokeball, and you’ll reveal a surprise Pokemon toy waiting inside.
Digitalsoaps’ Pokeball Soap
8Bit Nintendo Cartridge Parody Soap from Amanoxford is not only decorative, but fully functional soap as well. It complements a gamer lifestyle, makes friends go crazy with jealousy, and keeps your skin soft.
Nintendo soap from Amanoxford
Still want to make your own? Check out these 11 soap recipes on Homedit.
11 DIY soap recipes
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you were inspired today, and thank you for continuing to support handmade. Be sure to sign up for email updates here on my blog, and I welcome your comments. See you again soon!