Handmade Holidays: Peppermint Soap

For a woman who does not like to eat candy canes, I sure love the smell of peppermint.  Aside from the aroma, peppermint can aid in minimizing headaches and migraines-all the more reason to use the essential oil.  The smell can help clear your sinuses too.  As far as using it in soap, it is antibacterial and antifungal; great additions without the use of harmful chemicals such as triclosan.

Soap is sooo simple to make using a melt and pour base.  For this soap I used a goats milk base.  Once you have melted the base in a double boiler or in 30 second intervals in the microwave ( you don't want it to boil), you simply add 1 tsp of peppermint essential oil to 1 pound of goats milk soap base.  I even added a tsp of vitamin E oil for softness.  Pour the soap into molds and spritz with alcohol to get rid of the bubbles on top.  Once the soap is solid and completely cooled, remove from the mold and package accordingly. 

I can't wait to give these as gifts.  I have a few friends who are peppermint crazy and will love this!  Now, you try it!


Megan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy canes and things that smell like them. These would make great stocking stuffers. Thanks for sharing!

Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum

Catherine said...

These are AWESOME. Love, love, love that there isn't a huge amount of time invested and your gift packaging is super cute!

sstone said...

Ooh, that would be a fantastic gift. Peppermint soap sounds wonderful.:)

Heidi said...

Oooohhh!! This sounds amazing and I love this idea!! I would love for you to come link up at our link
Heidi @ {Junk in their Trunk}

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

I forget how easy it can be to make soap. I love how you put together in the end. Fun!

Jonie Marie said...

What a fun gift idea! Thanks for linking up to the POV linky party. I will be featuring your git idea on my blog. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!



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