Christmas is almost here, and yet the Christmas gift list is ongoing. Is always new listing pops up, for my kid's teachers, neighbors who drop by with delicious Christmas cookie ( I strongly feel I had to pay a visit with a little gift as well), cousins, aunts, and the list keeps adding up, at some point, I think Santa list has competition, and I could be the winner. As busy as those cute Elves at the North Pole making toys, I think I am in full swing on holiday DIY as well.
This season I'm into my favorite scent 'Peppermint Candy Cane.' So I thought to make a DIY Candy Cane Soap is an excellent gift for Christmas Stocking stuffers. Candy cane soap is effortless to make, and I'm sure they will love it too.
To make the process fast and easy, I chose the method 'melt and poured', I use ready-made Shea butter glycerin soap, so what I need to do is to incorporate more ingredient as I desired to make the solvent proper for our skin and presentable.
I chose the mango butter soap or Shea butter because it is suitable for its moisturizer essential fatty acid and it'll benefit for our skin especially on this cold season. While Peppermint essential oil has the remarkable ability to stimulate circulation at the surface of the skin by opening up the skin pores and resulting in a warm sensibility to tired muscle and joints. Peppermint also can provide assistant to 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 on the soap, I add coconut oil known to combat the dry skin. Improve the moisture and lipid content of people who sustain from excessively dry skin, especially in this winter time.
So without further ado, let me present to you, the deliciously redolent Candy Cane Soap!
1. Divide each glycerin bar into 3 equal pieces, then cut it up each section into chunks. Starting with the white glycerin, melt the first in a bowl (approximately 40 seconds) stir it in between after 20 seconds until 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 becomes hard.
4. Heat the second cut glycerin and several drop red colorant, add half teaspoon of coconut oil, half teaspoon of mango butter, 8 drops of peppermint oil, four drops of vanilla oil. Stir well and add more color if you want 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 on to of the white layer. The alcohol will help keep the layers from separating.
6. Continue this process until you have filled the pan with all the layers thoroughly. And let the soap set entirely for at least 4-5 hours before you cut them.
7. Smashed the candy cane and sprinkle it on the top of half-dried soap.
Check it out my last year Candy Cane Body Scrub DIY
Thank You so much for reading and Merry Christmas to you!
If you able to make this Candy Cane soap please let me know, I would love to see the pictures.