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Pretty Peppermint Soaps

Hello, everyone. I'm pleased that I was able to get this project

 finished in time for Christmas.

Brandy at Glue Sticks Blog made some candy cane soap and 

she gave me the inspiration (and instruction) to make some myself.

This is an easy "melt and pour" glycerin soap project. Pretty for the 

holidays but it could also be for

 Valentine's Day which is the next holiday, isn't it? 



Homemade pink peppermint glycerin soap



This was super simple to make. I bought the glycerin soap at Michael's Crafts. 

Here is how I made these pretty soaps.

I bought a sturdy gift box sized about 10" x 12" approximately, maybe a tiny bit smaller. I lined the entire box with plastic wrap.

I bought 1 package of clear glycerin soap and 1 package of goat's milk glycerin soap at Michael's Craft Store. 

I melted about 1/2 of the package of goat's milk soap and poured in about 6 drops of Organic Peppermint Oil (bought on Amazon). I stirred this around and then poured the liquid soap into the box lined with plastic wrap.

It dries and hardens very quickly. Then I melted the entire package of clear glycerin soap, dropped in some red food coloring, dropped in 10 drops of the Organic Peppermint Oil (you can add more if you want a stronger scent), and poured this whole thing into and on top of the white goat's milk soap.






Immediately, I sprinkled some crushed up candy canes on the top of the soap (to make it pretty).

After a few hours, I broke the sides of the box and removed the plastic wrap from around the soap.  

I cut up the bars with a sharp knife. My first thought? 

Pretty.





Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas...

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10 comments:

  1. Your soap looks good enough to eat. I have to pin it. Best wishes, Darlene

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  2. so pretty!! I can't get enough of the peppermint ideas these days ;o) pinned!! Emily

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  3. SO gorgeous! Looks good enough to eat! :)

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  4. These soaps remind me of the ones you can buy at Lush! What a great neighbor gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Linda, this is so awesome, I luv it. Such a great homemade gift idea. Pinned.

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  6. Very pretty! I'll have to try this!

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  7. These are very pretty! I have never tried to make soap before - you make it look easy. I love using peppermint essential oil in different things though - like cleaning recipes.

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  8. So festive! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. These are so pretty Linda! Thanks for sharing at the Blog Strut! Can't wait to see what you bring next week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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