Are you looking for Christmas gifts that can be made at home and cost very little but still gove that personal touch? Then we have just come up with the perfect present idea! These Christmas Tree Handmade Soap are ideal to be made at home and once you have nailed the method you can of course vary the festive mold and experiment with other colours and scents.
Handmade soap can be made at a low cost making this a lovely personal but money saving present idea that many would be delighted to receive.
Handmade Soap Christmas Idea
- 6 Christmas Tree Silicone Cake Baking Mold
- 12 cubes of melt and pour soap (I used shea butter)Melt and Pour Soap Base – Oatmeal & Shea Butter – 1Kg
- 30 drops of Pine Essential Oil,
- Melt & Pour Soap Dye Packs Water Based Dyes to include dark green, lime green and teal
1. Cut a 2 pound block of melt and pour soap in half. The block will be “scored” into cubes. Cut 12 cubes out and set the rest of the soap aside.
2. Add 4 of the soap cubes to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 35 seconds or until the soap is completely melted. Remove from microwave and add 4-5 drops of dark green soap colorant and 10 drops of pine essential oil and stir. Immediately, pour into 2 of the tree molds.
3. Add 4 soap cubes to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 35 seconds or until melted. At 4 to 5 drops of lime green soap colorant and 10 drops of essential oil and stir to distribute the color and scent. Immediately, pour into 2 of the Christmas tree molds.
4. Place the remaining 4 soap cubes in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 35 seconds or until melted. Stir in 4 to 5 drops of teal green soap color and 10 drops of pine essential oil and stir. Immediately, pour into two of the tree molds.
5. Allow the soap to completely harden (about 2 hours) or place in refrigerator for one hour.
6. Gently pop out the pine scented tree soaps from their molds and ENJOY!!
Once the soap has been made there are a number of ways that you could make it look festive for a gift. Either wrap the handmade soap in brown paper and tie with a ribbon. Using brown paper is traditional but it is also significantly cheaper than wrapping paper.
Another alternative is to create a festive jar and pop the soap in a jar along with some other treats, consider including a flannel and some snuggly socks or similar.