- Joice J
DIY Candy Cane Soap For Christmas Stocking Stuffers
Christmas is almost here, and yet the Christmas gift list is ongoing. New listing keeps popping up for kids' teachers, neighbors who drop by with delicious Christmas cookies, cousins, and aunts, and the list keeps adding up. I think Santa list has a competition at some point, and I could be the winner. As busy as those cute Elves at the North Pole making toys, I'm also in full swing on holiday DIY.
This season I'm into my favorite scent, 'Peppermint Candy Cane.' So I thought making a DIY Candy Cane Soap would be an excellent Christmas stocking stuffer gift. This soap is effortless, and I'm sure they will love it too.
To make the process fast and easy, I chose the method 'melt and poured'; I used ready-made Shea butter glycerin soap, so I needed to incorporate more ingredients as I desired to make the proper solvent skin presentable.
I chose the mango butter soap or Shea butter because it is suitable for its essential fatty acid moisturizer and will benefit your skin, especially during this cold season.
At the same time, Peppermint essential oil can stimulate circulation at the skin's surface by opening up the skin pores and resulting in a warm sensibility to tired muscles and joints. Peppermint also can assist with relief from distress and mental exhaustion; it's also effective against feeling anxious and restless due to its refreshing and calming nature.
To add the moisturizer to the soap, I add coconut oil, known to combat dry skin. Improve the moisture and lipid content of people who sustain from excessively dry skin, especially in winter. So without further ado, let me present you the deliciously redolent Candy Cane Soap!
1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil
Silicone Soap Mold (come with soap cutter)
Rubbing Alcohol or spray bottle
1. Divide each glycerin bar into 3 equal pieces, then cut each section into chunks. Starting with the white glycerin, melt the first in a bowl (approximately 40 seconds) and stir it in between after 20 seconds until the soap is completely dissolved.
2. Pour the first layer of soap into the pan. Let the soap cool for about 20-30 minutes until it hardens.
4. Heat the second cut glycerin and several drops of red colorant. Add half a teaspoon of coconut oil, half a teaspoon of mango butter, 8 drops of peppermint oil, and four drops of vanilla oil. Stir well and add more color to achieve the desired color.
5. Before adding the red layer of soap on top of the white layer, don't forget to spray the cooled white layer with rubbing alcohol, then pour the red soap onto the white layer. The alcohol will help keep the layers from separating.
6. Continue this process until you thoroughly fill the pan with all the layers. And let the soap set entirely for at least 4-5 hours before you cut them.
7. Smash the candy cane and sprinkle it on the half-dried soap.
Check out my last year's Candy Cane Body Scrub DIY.
Thank You so much for reading, and Merry Christmas to you!
Please let me know if you can make this Candy Cane soap; I would love to see the pictures.