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Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe

This Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe is the perfect holiday gift that is easy for beginngers and is inexpensive to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
drying time24 d
Total Time24 d 15 mins
Keyword: #christmas, #holidays, beauty, crafts, diy, soapmaking
Yield: 12 soaps
Author: Kelly
Cost: 1

Equipment

  • Loaf Soap Mold

Materials

  • 1/2 pound melt and pour goats milk soap base cut into cubes
  • 1/2 pound melt and pour clear soap base cut into cubes
  • Red soap coloring
  • White pearlescent mica coloring
  • Red cosmetic glitter
  • White cosmetic glitter
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Candy Cane soap scent
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Loaf Soap Mold
  • 2 microwave safe bowls or measuring cups

Instructions

  • Add 8-12 cubes of the clear soap base (this depends on how thick you want each layer to be) to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and melt soap cubes in 30 second intervals, stirring after each until completely melted. Add 1 teaspoon of candy cane soap scent.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 1
  • Add 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil to container.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 2
  • Add 1-2 drops of red soap coloring and stir. If color is not what you want, add 1 drop and stir until desired color is achieved. (Keep track of how many drops you use so each layer is the same color!)
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 3
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the red cosmetic glitter to container and stir. Add more glitter as desired.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 4
  • Spray bottom of mold with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming on the bottom. Pour red soap mixture into mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming on the top. Allow to harden completely before pouring the next layer. Each layer will need more time to dry as they get thicker as you move to the top of the mold. You can tell if the layer is not hardened if you blow on it and you see ripples.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 5
  • Add 8-12 cubes of the white soap base (this depends on how thick you want each layer to be) to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and melt soap cubes in 30 second intervals, stirring after each until completely melted. Add 1 teaspoon of candy cane soap scent and 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 8
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the white cosmetic glitter to container and stir. Add more glitter as desired.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Steps 9
  • Spray red layer of mold with rubbing alcohol. This helps each layer adhere to one another.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 7
  • Pour white soap mix into mold. Spray top with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming. Allow to harden completely before pouring the next layer. Each layer will need more time to dry as the size of the soaps get thicker as you move to the top of the mold. You can tell if the layer is not hardened if you blow on it and you see ripples.
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe Step 10
  • Repeat steps 1-9 for each alternating layer until mold is filled or you have the height you want for your soaps. Allow to harden to least 24 hours. Gently remove loaf from mold and remove soap. Cut soap into bars. Store in an airtight container until ready for use,
    Homemade Striped Candy Cane Soaps Recipe

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