I’ve experimented with candy molds over the years and there are so many things you can do with the molds. Since I started using essential oils more than a year ago, I’ve been trying different projects at home – and this Christmas tree scented soap project is so cute! I’m including links to where you can purchase everything (all Amazon, but I’ve made it a little easier to get there.)
You could wrap these in a cellophane wrapper and gift the Christmas tree soap bars. Or you could simply use them at your bathroom sink over the next few weeks!
What you need:
6 count Christmas tree silicone mold
12 cubes of melt and pour soap
30 drops pine scented essential oil, divided
Soap colorants – dark green, lime green and teal
How to make this:
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. Add 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 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!
Yields: 6 soap bars
Last year, I made bath bombs for teachers (for an end of the school year gift) and I think these would be really fun and could pair easily with something simple like a gift card. Enjoy!
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