Holiday Soap Making Recipes and Gift Ideas you will love!
The holidays are a great time to try new things with your soap and have a little fun! Beautiful handmade soap makes a great gift that many people enjoy giving their family and friends. Take your favorite soap recipe and combine it with these festive essential oils and additives for some exciting seasonal soap.
Orange Spice Soap
- 4 parts Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 2 parts Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
- 1 part Ginger Essential Oil
- Ground cinnamon
Don’t add any colorants to this recipe and stir in the ground cinnamon at a medium trace, just before pouring into the molds. This will create a beautiful speckled bar with a light exfoliant quality.
Christmas Tree Soap
- 2 parts Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 2 parts Fir Needle Essential Oil
- 1 part Peppermint Essential Oil
- Green liquid colorant
Create a zig zag or swirl pattern with the green colorant and white color of the soap base to evoke snowy winter woods. The touch of peppermint makes this soap super refreshing.
Three Wise Men Soap
- 1 part Frankincense Essential Oil
- 1 part Myrrh Essential Oil
- 1 part Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 2 parts Tangerine Essential Oil
- Gold mica powder
The classic combination of frankincense and myrrh is balanced out by fresh cedarwood and tangerine scents. The tangerine oil may also add an orange hue to the soap that will enhance the appearance of the sparkly gold mica.
Hot Cocoa Soap
- Vanilla Fragrance Oil
- Cocoa Powder
- Cocoa Butter
Superfat this recipe with some unrefined cocoa butter to boost the chocolatey scent and add some extra moisturizing power. Swirl in the cocoa powder right before pouring into molds for a fun design.