10-Minute DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Peppermint Soap

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These lightning-quick peppermint soaps are a fun DIY holiday gift idea for friends, neighbors, and teachers that can be whipped up in just ten minutes!

Quick and Easy DIY Peppermint Soap Holiday Gift Idea

10-Minute DIY Peppermint Soap

What You’ll Need:


How to Make Melt and Pour SoapThe large block of shea butter soap base is smooth and silky, and it cuts easily with a kitchen knife. Slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside the measuring cup, and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments. Stir well after each microwave session to ensure that the soap is completely melted. Add a few drops of peppermint oil (around 6-10 drops depending on the intensity of the fragrance) and mix well.

[Note: To make three peppermint soap bars, I used just over 1/2 lb of soap base, and it took a total of 60 seconds in the microwave to melt. The soap cools and sets up rather quickly, so work accordingly!]

Making Peppermint Swirled SoapPour the melted soap into the mold and top with a few drops of red soap colorant. Use a toothpick to swirl the white and red colors together, and allow to cool completely before removing the soap from the mold.

10 Minute DIY Peppermint Soap TutorialWrap a band of paper or ribbon around the stack of soap, and it’s ready for gifting!

If you love this idea, be sure to check out our other quick and easy bath & body products as well!

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50 Comments

  1. I am trying this! It looks like something I will be able to do! How long does it take the soap to set? Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent.

    1. Thanks, Christine! Depending on the temperature and humidity, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the soap to set. 🙂

  2. I am happy to have found these soap recipes! I made the peppermint and pumpkin spice soaps year before last as christmas gifts and they were a hit! Right now I am making the peppermint soap for a fathers day gift! My dad loved the soap! Thank you!

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