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Soap Packaging Ideas

Choosing the right soap packaging design is a complex process, so we’re here to help. To save you time, we’ve put together 9 great categories, with over 200 creative soap packaging ideas for your product. We’ve had the pleasure to manufacture most of the boxes you’ll see on this page for our amazing customers.

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1. Custom Printed Soap Boxes

At, custom means you can order boxes of any size, shape, or design. You will have your unique box, specifically crafted for your soap. From vintage to minimalist, floral, or cartoon-inspired, we will bring to life any style. Custom printed boxes can make your product stand out big time.

We highly recommend creating a branding guideline for your project so every piece of packaging you’ll design will align with your vision and brand values. Take a look over some unique soap packaging ideas below.


  • Pretty inexpensive
  • Creates and sustains brand recognition
  • Makes your soap stand out from the ones without a box
  • Saves you precious time on manually packing your soap
  • Enables you to enter the retail market
  • Shelf-presentable
  • Provides protection for your soap
  • Control outcome through paper choice (paperboard, kraft, metallic, etc.)


  • Looks depend on the abilities of the designer
  • Design costs are higher than using just a label

Going fully custom is one of the best soap packaging ideas because it allows you to print a box uniquely made for your brand. Reach out and get your customized quote to get started!

2. Luxurious Soap Boxes With Foil Stamping

One of the quickest ways to position your brand as high-quality and raise its price point is through a sophisticated soap box. The premium embellishment that never fails to make products look luxurious is foil stamping. This technique consists of a foil applied by heat and pressure to the desired areas with a metal die.

The foil comes in various colors and can be combined with embossing or debossing to create a more striking 3D box that will delight the eyes of your customers. Have a look at some pretty soap packaging ideas with foil stamping:


  • It’s visually appealling and stands out
  • The foil gives a luxury feeling to the soap box
  • Creates trust and makes the product look more professional & expensive
  • Foil is available in various colors (silver, gold, etc.)
  • Can be combined with various coatings and treatments


  • A bit more expensive
  • Requires a custom stamp fee
  • Very small details are harder to replicate

If you’ve always wanted a fancy and luxurious feel for your soap boxes, get in touch with us for a customized quote.

3. A Cost-Effective Alternative - Blank Boxes With Labels

We know you’ve invested so much in your business already, and you’re just one step away from presenting your soap to the world. If you don’t have a box design yet or your budget is tight for the moment, we’ve got your back. Our blank boxes (white, black, or kraft) are cheaper than custom printed boxes and you’ll be all set in no time by adding some catchy labels. Blank boxes are one of the cheapest soap packaging ideas.

You can also apply your label to a simple paper wrapper or to a foiled soap bar. The labels are waterproof and can be printed in any shape you can think of. Another advantage is that we can produce them faster than a custom printed box, so you can start making a profit as soon as possible.


  • Blank boxes are cheaper than custom printed ones
  • A nice label can make a simple box look amazing
  • Label colors can look more vibrant
  • All labels are waterproof
  • Labels can have any shape imagined
  • Faster production times than printed boxes


  • A bad looking label can make the product look cheaper
  • A simpler box may make your product look less professional
  • Labels don’t offer protection like a box

Start selling your soap as soon as possible with an affordable blank box and a custom label.

4. Environmentally Friendly Soap Boxes With Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is another trend that the world cannot get enough of, and we couldn’t agree more. Its raw look & feel and the fact that it’s made out of 100% recycled material make it the best eco-friendly packaging. Many of our customers place kraft paper on top of the list of homemade soap packaging ideas.

And in case you were thinking that not much can be done with a brown box, have no doubt that brown paperboard is very versatile. Any color (including white) can be printed on kraft paper, and the absorbent texture will create a unified & natural look that works wonderfully with an organic line of products or a vintage design. There are no limits for soap packaging designs on kraft paperboard.


  • 100% recycled material
  • Perfect for a natural, authentic, textured look
  • Any color can be printed on kraft paper
  • Very durable and thick paperboard (18pt)
  • Scratches and fingerprints are not easily visible
  • Can hold any cutouts or foils


  • Colors on kraft paper are not as vibrant as on white paper
  • A layer of white ink is needed to make colors more vibrant
  • Cannot be coated

If an environmentally-friendly option is the one you’ve been on the search for, you’ll fall in love with your kraft paper boxes. Get in touch for a customized quote.

5. Put Your Soap On Display With Half Or Holster Boxes

Holster soap boxes make it so much easier to showcase your soap colors and scents. A half or holster box holds the bottom of the soap bar, while the rest is fully on display. They allow your customers to hold the product without causing any damage, and feel its scent right away. Simply one of the most creative soap packaging ideas!

A holster box also allows water to evaporate naturally, so you can still have the soap on display while it gets completely cured. Multiple shapes and sizes are available in our box library.


  • Lets your customers see and smell the product
  • Allows the soap to cure while sitting on the shelf
  • Offers protection to the soap while looking good on display
  • Half doesn’t mean less, half means you get to highlight your product
  • No limitations on printing, coating or extras


  • Only protects and holds the bottom of the soap
  • After the soap cures, the boxes can remain small if not well-measured

Reveal the beauty of your soap bar and let your customers enjoy it before purchasing with a holster box. Get in touch for a customized quote.

6. Coatings & Finishes On Soap Boxes

Coatings and finishes can drastically change the way your boxes look and feel. All the options we offer look amazing, and some of them can even be combined to create a truly unique box.

Depending on the look you’re after, you can go with Matte Laminate Coating, High Gloss Coating, Spot UV Coating, Scuff Proof Laminate, or Soft-Touch Laminate. Besides boosting the visuals of your box, coatings and finishes also add an extra layer of protection to the paper. See various examples in the soap packaging ideas listed below:


  • Improve the looks of the product
  • Enhances the visual and sensory experience of your customers
  • Ads a layer of protection to the box
  • Multiple finishes can be combined on the same box


  • None

Find out more about all the coating and finishes available on our coating and finishes page. When you’ve come across the one you love, get in touch for a customized quote.

7. Custom Shaped Boxes

One way to truly set your brand apart from your competitors is by creating a soap box in a custom shape. This is the option where you can let your creativity roam. If you’re wondering how to package round soap or custom-shaped bars, find inspiration in our gallery of custom-shaped soap packaging ideas from below.

Even if you have a cylindrical soap, a pyramid, flower, or star-shaped soap bar, you can design a custom box to highlight that unique shape. Or perhaps you’ve imagined a specific way in which your box opens and closes. With a custom die, we can print and cut any shape you can imagine.


  • Helps your soap box stand out from the standard packaging
  • You have the freedom to pour the soap in any creative shape


  • Higher price per piece
  • Custom die costs
  • Implies custom designing
  • May create issues with depositing & shelf space
  • Machine glue may not be available and you’ll have to glue the box manually

We’d love to hear about the unique-shaped box you have in mind. Reach out and get your customized quote to get started.

8. Getting Fancy With Soap Box Cutouts

Most of the time the customers will buy according to how nice the package looks, but for many of them, it’s also important how the soap itself looks and smells. A custom cutout on a soap box offers that sensory experience to your customers, while also protecting the soap as a full box.

Cutouts can make your soap packaging design stand out by adding the color and texture of the soap to the game. The beauty of applying a cutout to a soap box is the ability to match the shape of the cutouts with elements of your brand, such as the contour of your logo or a certain design shape that highlights your soap. The cutouts can be in any size as long as the box still remains stable, and they can be applied to any panel of the box.


  • Incredible creativity freedom (cutouts can be made in any shape and size)
  • Allows your customers to see the soap before purchasing
  • Encourages customers to smell your product
  • Can be applied to any paper: white, kraft or metallic
  • No extra fees for custom cutouts on custom dies


  • If too large, the cutout can affect the integrity of the box

If you’ve already decided on the best cutout that will complete your soap, get in touch for a customized quote.

9. The Ace Is Up Your (Soap) Sleeves

Last but not least, sleeves are one of the most budget-friendly soap packaging ideas. Although the space on a sleeve is smaller than on a full box, they can still be very informative, with enough room for your custom graphics, logo, ingredients, and most important copy.

They work perfectly for any kind of soap and design, can be printed on any paper (white, kraft, metallic), and you can add coatings and finishes.


  • Minimal investment that helps you brand your soap
  • Environmentally friendly (less paper is used)
  • The soap bar is still protected
  • Sleeves can also be coated
  • Custom shapes and cutouts are available


  • Does not protect the soap as well as a full box
  • Soap bar can fall out if soap shrinks too much when fully cured

If you’re planning on going simple and you need to stick to a budget, get in touch for a customized quote for your soap sleeves.

Advice When Choosing Creative Soap Packaging Ideas

We hope you’ve enjoyed our soap packaging ideas and you’ve found inspiration to start your project. Here are some key aspects to help you prepare the process:

  • Measure your soap correctly
  • Consider how your soap will be stored and displayed
  • Align the soap packaging design to the personality of your brand
  • Set your budget and your needs in terms of timeframe

Whenever you’re ready to give your soap the packaging it deserves without spending a fortune and waiting for months, get in touch with our team! We support local manufacturers by offering fair prices and minimum orders. You can be sure we will go the extra mile to provide a flawless experience and deliver perfectly executed boxes.