How to Make Homemade Candy Cane Soap

Make handmade candy cane soap for your friends and family this Christmas - they'll love the special thought and the actual gift more!


Soap making is surprisingly easy and it's fun to come up with different soap concoctions. I recommend dedicating a mixing bowl and spoon solely to soap making, as they can get pretty gooey after a few batches of soap.

Craft up a batch of candy cane soap for party favors or as a quick co-worker gift. You could also make candy cane body scrub to go along with your soaps. Yes, you really can use candy canes as body scrub and soap!

Supplies
  • 1lb Clear Glycerine Soap Block
  • 6 Candy Canes
  • Soap Molds
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Spray Bottle
  • Alcohol<
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Freezer Bag
Directions

Step 1: Place candy canes in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin or hands. Place crushed candy canes on the bottom of the soap molds. I used 1 candy cane per soap. Tip: So you can tell they are candy canes, only crush them into little pieces. You can pick out the larger pieces to avoid using the powder if you’d like.

Step 2: Cut the 1lb glycerine soap block into little pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave glycerine in 30 second intervals, mixing until melted. Mix in 3-4 drops of peppermint oil.

Step 3: Pour glycerine in soap molds, over crushed candy canes. Pour slowly so candy canes don’t shift. If you notice a gap in candy canes, you can use a toothpick to quickly move the candy canes around before the soap starts to harden. Tip: If you see bubbles in the soap, you can lightly spray the soap with alcohol and they will disappear.

Step 4: Allow soap to completely harden before removing from molds. 

Makes 6 soaps

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