Today, we are talking about some Amazingly Creative Soap Packaging Designs that you can almost hear shouting “Pick me! Pick me!” on the shelves of the stores. The beautiful packaging will draw the attention of every passer-by.
It’s always interesting to track down in history the inception or invention of what is now a daily necessity. Historians claim that the Babylonians were the first to make soap out of fats boiled with ashes. Ancient Egyptians mixed oils with salt, the Romans made soap out of urine, and the Celts combined animal fat with plant ashes.
Interestingly, soap was not used for personal hygiene, but for religious rituals or industries. Sumerian priests used soap to purify themselves before sacred rites. The Brits and the Gauls used soap to prepare wool for dyeing. Still, soap was uncommon before the 1700s, mostly because it was expensive and had a terrible scent. One important development of soap-making was the import of exotic ingredients from Africa and Asia. By infusing fragrant ingredients and oils, soap became more appealing for regular use.
The true rise in popularity occurred thanks to the development of mass marketing in early 1900. Ever since, big companies like Dove, Nivea, Palmolive, Old Spice, Imperial Leather, Irish Spring and others made a profit off this product. But in the meantime, many other people have seen the profitability of such a sought-after product and created their own little companies. In order to get their soaps sold, they came up with improved recipes. People preferred organic, paraben free soaps. More than that, they started making them at home.
Beautifully wrapped, the organic soaps became more popular due to the benefits they bring to the table. From soaps made according to the type of skin to fragrance, shape, color, soaps come in such a wide range that it would probably take a couple of years to try them all. They promise to moisturize, soften, hydrate, kill 99% of the bacteria, etc., and all you need to do is to decide which one to choose.
On the internet, you can find hundreds of soap recipes that you can make at home. The main ingredient of the homemade soap is lye, also knows as sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or historically potassium hydroxide. Other common ingredients found in a homemade soap are coconut oil, palm out, tea tree oil, goat milk, Shea butter, olive oil, essential oils for fragrance, etc.. So in case you need a personalized soap for your skin type, why not try to make your own soap at home with the ingredients you want?
Whether it’s in liquid or solid foam, this cosmetic product is essential for our personal hygiene and skincare.
We don’t know how technology and progress will change the development of soap or how soap will look like tomorrow. Still, we have managed to put together a collection of amazingly creative soap packaging designs inspired by nature.