This easy DIY Gingerbread Soap smells incredible, and it only takes 15 minutes to create! These cute gingerbread man soaps make a great homemade Christmas gift idea that’s perfect for friends, family, neighbors, and teachers!
I love these adorable gingerbread soaps for their nostalgic fresh-baked aroma and for the awesome skin benefits (did you know that goat’s milk soap is fantastic for your skin?), but what I love even more is the fact that I can whip up an entire batch of these cuties in under 15 minutes! They take a little bit longer to firm up, but the actual “work” part is done in less than 15 minutes – can’t beat that!
These sweet gingerbread man soaps would make a fantastic homemade Christmas gift idea for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, or anyone on your gift list!
Supplies Used to Make Gingerbread Soap:
- Goat’s Milk Soap Base
- Gingerbread Man Silicone Mold
- Gingerbread Fragrance Oil
- Brown Soap Colorant
- Fine Mist Spray Bottle with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Acrylic Craft Paint
- 4-Cup Pyrex Measuring Cup
I usually work with about 1 lb (half of the block) of soap base at a time, which makes six gingerbread man soaps (for this batch I made only four soaps since I was working with the leftovers of another project). Slice the soap base into small cubes (it cuts easily with a kitchen knife), place them inside a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each to ensure that the soap is completely melted. For 1 lb of soap, I generally microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir once again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.
When the soap base is completely melted, add the brown soap colorant (I used about half of the bottle) and gingerbread fragrance oil (about 10-15 drops). Stir until well mixed, and carefully pour into the silicone gingerbread man mold. Spray the top of each soap with a couple of spritzes of 99% isopropyl alcohol to remove any bubbles.
Allow the soap molds to sit undisturbed until completely cool (about 30-90 minutes depending on temperature/humidity).
When the soaps are cool and firm, carefully unmold and use acrylic craft paint to add color and detail, if desired. This small amount of painted detail is perfectly safe against your skin and will rub off after the first few times of using the soap.
Easy peasy and super cute!
Wrap these cute gingerbread man soaps in a cellophane bag with pretty ribbon or baker’s twine for an easy and inexpensive DIY gift idea!
Did I mention that these little guys smell AMAZING? I didn’t even realize that I was such a fan of gingerbread fragrance until I made these, but I can’t get enough of it! It smells like everything you love about Christmas!
These easy gingerbread man soaps are perfect for holiday gift giving, and I’m sure they’ll be a huge hit with your family and friends!
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