Look how pretty this homemade peppermint soap is! This gorgeous peppermint homemade soap looks fantastic in the guest bath! Plus, the kids love to bath with it, and it makes a sweet and simple gift during the holidays. Made with just 3 easily gathered materials, this one is very kid friendly (except for handling the hot pot). The finished product is just adorable! While peppermint candy is of course a bit sticky, your soap base and water rinse it right away. You can make your soap in a basic mold or grab a shaped mold to make it even more seasonal. This post is part of our 2016 Homemade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2016 Home Made Christmas Gifts.
Homemade Peppermint Soap
Ingredients for homemade peppermint soap:
1 lb. glycerin soap base
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil
8-10 peppermint candies
You will also need:
a soap mold
This recipe makes about 6 standard size bars.
Place unwrapped peppermints in a sandwich bag. Then press the air out and seal. Next, crush with a rolling pin or wooden mallet. Leave some pieces larger.
Sprinkle larger pieces into soap mold.
Chop soap base into 1″x 1″ pieces.
Place soap base into a saucepan on medium heat and stir often until completely melted.
Remove melted soap base from heat. Stir in peppermint essential oil.
Pour into your soap mold, allow to set for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the back with the finely crushed pieces of mint.
Allow to set for 3 to 4 hours to assure firmness then gently pop from mold.
To gift, wrap your soap bars in plain brown paper, wax paper, or other decorative paper by cutting it into strips, wrap around and tape in back. Add a pretty piece of twine for a bow and you are ready to gift it!
If you loved this simple homemade peppermint soap, be sure to check out other great DIY Homemade Gift ideas in our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!