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!
10-Minute DIY Peppermint Soap
What You’ll Need:
- Shea Butter Soap Base
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Red Soap Colorant
- Soap Mold
- Microwave Safe Measuring Cup w/ Spout
The 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!]
Pour 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.
Wrap 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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Rose Bickford says
Thank you for this easy project. I have been wanting to learn how to make soap.
Can you just replace the scent added and make any scent you want in this recipe?
Yes, Carrie, absolutely! 🙂
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.
Thanks, Christine! Depending on the temperature and humidity, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the soap to set. 🙂
Do you have to use shea butter or can I you goat milk soap instead? Thanks!
You can definitely use the goat’s milk soap base if you prefer! 🙂
All look AMAZING!!!! I cannot wait to start creating!! Thank you for sharing your ideas. Very talented!!!!
Kathy cortez says
Love your ideals so cute
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!