‘Tis the season for decorating! A few weeks ago on the blog, I shared with you Oil Garden Aromatherapy’s festive essential oils. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family asking how I made the Christmas scented soap baubles that were featured in the blog post. So if you’re stumped for handmade gift ideas then you still have plenty of time to make these simple Holiday scented soaps. They can be any shape, colour or scent and the best part is you can make new soap out of recycled unused soap. The finished product will smell like the holidays and it will spread the Christmas cheer to whoever receives these wonderful gifts.
What you will need:
- Melt and pour soap base or recycled unscented soap
- Soap Mould
- Essential oils
- Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle
- Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
- Knife and spoon
How to Make It:
- Slice the melt and pour soap base into chunks. If you’re using recycled soap, grate your pieces for easy melting and for every cup of recycled soap add ½ a cup of water.
- I used a double boiler to melt my soap base, you can also heat it in the microwave. Be sure to heat and stir in 30-second intervals.
- Once the soap has completely melted add your essential oils (not fragrance oils), you can use ground cinnamon, rosemary or even coffee which is great for natural exfoliation.
- Add your pigment and mix well.
- Pour the soap into your mould cavity and spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of the bubbles.
- Let the soap harden overnight before removing it from the mould then gently pop them out.
Happy holidays sweet friends! Let me know if this is something you might try to make.
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This looks like fun
I really enjoyed making them 🙂
sooo cute 🙂 I need to try this 🙂
That’s great! Please tag me when you do so I can see it 🙂
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Thank you so much Kandiss, you are awesome!
Ahh these are so cool, what an awesome idea!
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Thank you very much!
This is so amazing. Need to make myself some. 🙂
Awesome! Please tag me if you do so I can see them 🙂
I thought bath bombs were fun to make until I saw this!
Wow, love this!
I will definitely be attempting making xmas bath bombs next year 🙂
oh ma god I LOVE THIS Xx
Thank you so much!
Woah xxxx You are TALENTED
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Super talented creative lady = You xoxoxxoxxo
Cat you are the best 🙂 I think at some point next year I will have to summon up the courage and go on your podcast.
You DO NOT NEED COURAGE – we just chat …. this is not a test or something xo It’s just funnnnn xo MUAH XOXOXOXOXXO
Oh my gosh, this looks so impressive! Are the baubles solid? Wouldn’t they be kind of heavy on the tree?
They are solid and heavy compared to an average bauble, I have it hanging on a branch and resting on the one underneath 🙂
You are the master of DIYs, seriously! They look so amazing!!! I never would have guessed that they were homemade!
Haha thank you so much Rossy 🙂
These look amazing! I didn’t even know you could get soap moulds, I’m so hopeless at DIY. Very Christmassy!
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I really like this soap mould, I will be using it to make bath bombs too 🙂
This is such a great idea. A fun and thoughtful gift!
Thank you very much!
Omgsh these are just too cool!! I totally need to make these!!!
I absolutely love this idea!
That’s so cute! I love DIY gifts 🙂
What a cool idea! How clever you are 🙂
This is such a good idea! It would be perfect to give to my girlfriends 🙂
Wow! Looks awesome!!! 🙌🏼
Oh this sounds like such a great gift idea!!!
You’re so creative babe!
This is such a good idea for gift-giving!
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So cute, fantastic post I love it, thanks for sharing ❤
this is really fun ! i have to try it for sure !
Sooo cool 😊 I will deffo be giving these a go!
I love this! It is so creative! I’m sure your house must smell lovely 🙂
These look so cool 💕
Oh yes! It was much needed for me! Thanks a lot for this
Awesome! You have skills girl! 🙂
This a cool idea… It doesn’t get a little messy when you’re taking it down?