Gift Box Shaped Christmas Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

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Are you bored with traditional looking Christmas soaps?

I have a perfect DIY Christmas soap tutorial for you. Why not make your DIY Christmas soap look like a little Christmas gift box?

In this post I will share with you a super easy and fun to make melt and pour Christmas soap recipe. I made the soap with a Christmas soap mold that makes adorable gift shaped soaps and with sparkly mica powder for the fun and festive look.

These DIY Christmas gift soaps are inexpensive, easy and fast to make. So let’s get started.

melt and pour christmas soap DIY

What you’ll need to make Christmas soap:

Gift box shaped Christmas soap mold

– Melt & Pour base (I used goat’s milk base but you can use any base, for example shea butter base or oatmeal base)

Soap dye

Mica powder

Rubbing alcohol

– A small painting brush (I used my old make up brush)

A small spray bottle

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DIY Christmas melt and pour soap recipe that is easy and cheap to make as last minute gift. Made with a Christmas gift shaped soap mold

How to make Christmas soap

1. Decide how many soaps you want to make. Each soap will need approximately 80g of soap base, so if, like me, you want to make 6 soaps you will need 480 g of soap base.

2. Cut soap base into little chunks.

cutting melt and pour soap base into small chunks

3. Decide how many colors you want to make and prepare a separate heat resistant jar for each color. I used 4 colors for my soaps, so I used 4 jars. Weigh your cut soap base and add into each jar. 80 g if you want to make 1 piece of soap in that color. 160g if 2 and so on.

weighing soap with a scale

 

soap chunks in separate glass jars

 

If you do not have a scale, you can check how much soap you will need by filling up your mold with soap chunks. Make sure you overfill the mold to be sure you have enough.

soap chunks in a mold

4. Place one jar in a microwave and microwave in 20 sec bursts. Mix the soap in between.

5. Once your melt & pour soap is fully melted, remove from the microwave and add a couple of drops of liquid soap dye and mix. Add more dye until you are happy with the final color.

adding pink soap dye to melt and pour soap

 

6. Add your fragrance.

adding fragrance to melt and pour soap

 

7. Now that your soap is colored it is time to pour your melt & pour soap into the mold. But before you do that, take a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and spray the molds. This will prevent any air bubbles from forming.

 

spraying rubbing alcohol on soap mold before pouring soap

8. Pour your soap into the mold. Then spray the top of the soap with alcohol to get rid of surface air bubbles.

spraying soap to remove air bubbles

 

9. Repeat the process with other colors.

colorful melt and pour soap in a soap mould

 

10. Leave the soap to harden for at least 4 hours.

 

colorful gift shaped Christmas soaps

 

Painting part:

11. Mix a small amount of mica powder with rubbing alcohol in a small container. The mixture should resemble thickness of the paint.

mixing mica powder with rubbing alcohol

 

12. Dip a small brush into your mica paint and color the soap. Allow to dry for about an hour. Then you can paint a second layer if needed. Leave to dry overnight.

painting soap with mica powder

 

Your soap is ready 🙂

gift shaped Christmas melt and pour soap

Something to have in mind before you make this Christmas soap is that the mica paint is only a temporary decoration to make the soap more festive and beautiful for gift giving. It will wash off after the first use. But the soap will remain looking adorable, just without the shimmer. See the photo below.

using Christmas soap

Yield: 6 soaps

Christmas Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

DIY Christmas soap that looks like a a gift box
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour

Instructions

  1. Decide how many soaps you want to make and weight your soap base. One soap in the mold that I used needs about 80 g of soap.
  2. Cut the soap into little chunks and place it into separate heat-resistant jars. You need a separate jar for each color you want to make.
  3. Place each jar into microwave and microwave in 20 sec bursts until the soap base is fully melted. Mix the soap in between.
  4. Once your melt & pour soap is fully melted, remove from the microwave and add a couple of drops of liquid soap dye.
  5. Add your fragrance (or essential oils).
  6. Take a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and spray the molds. This will prevent any air bubbles from forming. Pour your soap into the molds. Then spray the tops of the soap with alcohol again to prevent the air bubbles.
  7. Repeat the process with other colors.
  8. Leave the soap to harden for at least 4 hours.
  9. Painting part: Mix a small amount of mica powder with rubbing alcohol in a small container. The mixture should resemble thickness of the paint.
  10. Take a small brush and paint your soap with this mica paint. Allow to dry for about an hour. Then you can paint a second layer if needed. Leave to dry overnight.

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