Are you looking for an easy soap recipe you can make at home for your loved ones this Christmas?
The recipe below is simple because it is made using Melt and Pour glycerine soap, which is great for those who don’t want to mess with lye.
These homemade soaps look very Chrismassy and are really cute.
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DIY Christmas Soap Recipe
You only need five ingredients to make this soap, and since it is a simple recipe, you could enlist the help of your kids.
- Melt and Pour clear and/or white glycerin soap base
- 1 teaspoon mica gold powder (cosmetic grade)
- Essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice. This set has 6 premium grade Christmas fragrance oils to choose from.
- Christmas cookie cutting molds or silicone molds
- Rubbing alcohol
The amount of the soap will depend on the size of the container you are using. In my case, I have made a batch of Christmas soaps using 400 gr of clear glycerin soap base and another batch using 400gr of white soap base.
Cut the soap into small pieces and place them in a container.
Put the container inside the microwave and melt the soap in small intervals.
Once the soap is melted, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil or fragrance. Oil fragrances typical of Christmas like cinnamon, hot chocolate, peppermint, gingerbread, or candy cane, are perfect for this recipe.
Pour the soap into the tray or container of your choice. For the mold, you can use a tray, a lid, or any similar container you have at home. Alternatively, you could use a silicone mold or whatever you have available, but make sure it is easy to unmold.
Spray alcohol on top of the soap to dissolve any bubbles.
Wait until the soap is dry and remove from the mold.
Cut the soap with the Christmas cutters.
You can add a stick to the soap/s for fun (optional).
Another way to make the soap is by using silicone molds. In the molds below, I have added the golden mica to the bottom of the molds before pouring the melted glycerin soap.
You can also mix the mica with alcohol and use a brush to paint over the parts of the soap you want to have a golden touch.
I have also added a few drops of cranberry fragrance oil. Spray alcohol if there are bubbles on top of the soap.
Once the soap is dry, it is time to unmold.
If the soaps are for a gift, wrap them nicely and add Christmas accents to the wrap.
How To Use It
Use it like you would any other soap. The golden mica will disappear when you rinse your body.
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