Homemade Peppermint Soap is easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and makes a fabulous homemade gift perfect for the holidays. Homemade soap is a great gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, and family members because who doesn’t use soap and love a homemade gift? Plus, these bars of soap can be made for about $2.00 a bar. These bars are soft and silky and smell amazing. Plus, they look so festive and lovely we can hardly stand it.
Homemade Peppermint Soap
Homemade Peppermint soap is a great choice to make because it:
- Smells great – you can choose how mild or strong you want the scent depending upon the amount of essential oil you add to your mixture!
- Is Easy to Make
- Looks Lovely
- Is a Fabulous Homemade Gift
- It’s festive!
Peppermint Soap Ingredients
- Goat’s Milk Soap Suspension Formula (we got ours at Michael’s)
- Peppermint essential oil
- red soap colorant
- soap molds
- wooden skewer
- crushed candy canes/peppermint pieces
Peppermint Soap Recipe
(note: no affiliate links are used in this post)
STEP 1: Place 12 cubes of Goat’s Milk Soap Suspension Formula in microwave safe bowl (we always use our Pyrex measuring cup) and melt in microwave approximately 1-1/2 – 2 minutes on high in 30 second increments. Tip: The soap cubes melt more evenly if you use a knife to cut the individual cubes instead of leaving them in a block. (Use a 40% off coupon at Michael’s to pay less for your soap which costs about $10.50 full price.)
STEP 2: Add approximately 30 drops of peppermint essential oil to the melted suspension. Stir well. You can use any peppermint essential oil you like.
STEP 3: Immediately pour into soap molds. We purchased a 3 pack from Michael’s for about $2.25. This recipe fills all three molds.
STEP 4: Add a few drops of red soap colorant to each soap mold and then swirl with a wooden skewer. Do this directly following pouring into the molds. If you wait too long the soap with harden and you will not be able to swirl the colorant. Sprinkle crushed peppermint pieces on the top of your soap.
STEP 5: Place soap molds in the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Remove promptly and remove soap from molds. To remove from molds, simply wiggle them out like you would ice from an ice tray.
Decorate your soap however you’d like! We used parchment paper to wrap the soap and then tied it with bakers twine.
More Homemade Soap Recipes:
Other Homemade Gifts You May Like:
This post was linked up to:
Don’t miss any of our DIY projects or our Top 10 Posts! Subscribe to our feed!