Looking for a festive and refreshing soap bar recipe? These DIY peppermint soap bars are perfect for the holiday season! Made with essential oils and melt-and-pour soap, they’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. Plus, they make a great homemade gift idea! Keep reading to learn how to make these delightful peppermint soap bars.
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What Do You Need To Make DIY Peppermint Soap Bars:
Most of the ingredients used to make these DIY peppermint soap bars can easily be found online. As an Amazon Prime member, I tend to take advantage of my free next-day delivery on all orders which makes Amazon my store of choice. For those who usually use Amazon, I have included text links to my preferred options.
400g Melt & pour soap, I used a mixture of this Shea butter soap and clear glycerin soap both found on Amazon.
Soap colourant, you can use whichever colours you wish but for mine, I used this blue mica powder.
Peppermint Essential oil or your any other preferred fragrance if you wish.
Silicone moulds, I love these snowflake silicone moulds but you can use whatever shape you prefer.
Double boiler or equivalent. I use a heatproof plastic jug placed in a saucepan of water. You can also use a microwavable dish and melt the soap in the microwave if you prefer.
Rubbing alcohol helps the soap stick together and eliminate bubbles.
Sharp knife to cut up the soap block.
How To Make Peppermint Swirl Soap Bars:
This recipe and instructions below are enough to make around 6 peppermint soap bars depending on the size of the moulds used.
- Start by cutting up the soap into 1-2 cm chunks.
- Melt the soap either using the double boiler technique or by heating it in a microwave. If using a microwave make sure you only heat in short 30-second bursts and stir between each interval.
- Once the soap has melted, add in the colourant and fragrance and mix well.
- Carefully pour the melted soap into the mould and spray with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles, then leave to cool for a few hours.
- Gently remove soap from moulds.
How To Store Homemade Soap
Melt-and-pour soap contains glycerin which acts as a great moisturiser for the skin, however, if not stored correctly it can start to sweat. The best way to store melt and pour soap is to wrap it immediately after de-moulding in cling film and store it in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Giving Homemade Soap As Gifts
These homemade peppermint soap bars also make great DIY gifts. Just wrap it in a clear plastic bag and tie it with some fancy ribbon and add a gift tag. I used these lovely free Christmas inspired downloadable gift tags from Paisley & Sparrow
If you prefer to make your gift tags I recommend using Avery Design & Print. You can design all your gift tags or labels with their free templates and software. You can then download it for free and print it on your home printer.
These DIY peppermint soap bars are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Made with simple ingredients, they are quick and easy to make. Plus, they make a great homemade gift idea for friends and family.
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