DIY Soap Wedding Favour

D.I.Y. Soap Wedding Favours

Wedding favours are the perfect way to thank your guests for helping to celebrate your special day. Homemade wedding favours are becoming much more popular and are a lovely way to give a personal touch to the wedding.

One of our favourite D.I.Y wedding favours is using homemade soap! It’s a cool, creative project that you can tailor and personalise to your taste. Soap is also a practical gift, because we all need to wash our hands!

Here are two glorious recipes to make some Grapefruit Lavender Soap and Coconut Mint Soap via A House in the Hills blog.

DIY Soap Wedding Favour

Grapefruit Lavender Soap & Coconut Mint Soap

Yields 7-8 bars of soap per 1 lb bag of shea butter

Ingredients + Supplies

  • Zest of 1 grapefruit
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lavender
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 8-10 chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1lb bag shea butter
  • Soap mold

Method for Soap Base

– Rinse soap molds to ensure they are free of any residue.  Let dry and place on baking sheet to make transporting them later easier.

– Check to make sure baking sheet fits in freezer, choose a smaller sheet if it doesn’t!

– Melt soap base according to package instructions (we used the shea butter listed above).

– For stove top melting use a double boiler system by filling a large pot with water and putting a smaller pot inside of it.

– Once water has boiled, place shea butter in smaller pot and turn heat to low/simmer.  Cover and heat.

– Stir every few minutes until shea butter is completely melted.

– While soap is melting gather grapefruit zest, lavender, chopped sage, coconut flakes, peppermint oil and lavender oil.

Method for Grapefruit + Lavender

– Once soap base has melted let sit for a couple of minutes.

– Pour out 1 cup of soap base into measuring cup.

– Add grapefruit zest, lavender and 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil to measuring cup, stirring frequently so ingredients don’t settle to the bottom.

– Pour into 3-4 soap molds.

– Use spatula to ensure even distribution of lavender and grapefruit zest.

– Rinse measuring cup.

Method for Coconut + Mint

– Pour remaining soap base into measuring cup and add coconut flakes, chopped sage leaves, and 15-20 drops of peppermint oil stirring frequently.

– Pour into 3-4 soap molds.

– Use spatula to ensure even distribution of coconut flakes and sage leaves.

– Let sit for 1 hour then place in freezer for 1 hour.

-Soaps should pop out of mold easily with use of a knife to cut around edges.


– Any heat resistant container can function as a soap mold.

– If using baking dish/tupperware as a soap mold you may need to spray with cooking oil or use a liner to ensure soap doesn’t stick to pan.

– Soap base is going to be hot and may burn, handle carefully!

– Coconut flakes and grapefruit zest will act as exfoliants.  If your prefer a smoother soap chop flakes and zest into smaller pieces.

Fabulous! We can’t wait to get started on this project, thanks again to A House in the Hills for this cool recipe.

Susan O'Neill

Susan O'Neill is a Public Relations graduate from Kerry who is our Social Media Executive here at WeddingDates HQ. She loves reading, listening to old music and spends way too much time on Pinterest!

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