How do I Package Homemade Round Lotion Bars?

By Amanda Long ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Lotion bar
  • Cello bag
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or tie, 2 inches in length
Try packaging your lotion bar in a tin and adding a printed label.

Lotion bars help to cure dry skin by moisturizing the affected area. According to online resource Craft Gossip, "Lotion bars are condensed moisturizers that are solid at room temperature, yet gently melt when rubbed between your hands." These bars come in many shapes and sizes depending on the mold used to make them; round, square, or oval seem to be the most common shapes. Create personalized packaging to deliver your homemade lotion bars to your friends and family, or to sell at the local market.

Place your finished round lotion bar inside the cello bag.

Design and print a tag for your lotion on your computer. Some ideas to complete this step include downloading a design and adding text by using word processing software. The text should include the name of the lotion bar, that the product is lotion so no one will confuse it with soap, and your name or business name. Some like to include the ingredient list also to ensure the recipient doesn't use the lotion if they would happen to be allergic to one of the ingredients. If you create these to sell, include your contact information so that the individual who purchases it can purchase more in the future.

Cut the tag out of the cardstock paper using your scissors.

Punch a hole in one of the corners of the tag.

String the ribbon through the hole, inserting the ribbon into the hole on the printed side of the tag and pulling through so that the tag lies in the center of the ribbon.

Tie the ribbon around the cello bag at the top to close the bag.

Tip

Use stamps and other embellishments to dress up your bag and your display tag.

Warning

If you don't plan on using or giving away your lotion bars right away, store them in a cool, dry place to avoid melting.

About the Author

Amanda Long has been freelance writing since 2010. Specializing in technology, crafts and business practices, her articles appear on eHow and Answerbag. Long has also been published in user-training manuals. Long holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and business management from Northwest Missouri State University.