The start to everything Christmas related has officially hit! Here at MH, we will be bringing you our favorite DIY’s and recipes with a new series called “Make it Monday!” What better way to start than with a festive little DIY to get you ahead of the game with personal touches to add to your home or give as a gift! We love to create gifts for our friends and family around the holidays and this DIY scented Christmas soap is an absolute must.
This was such a simple craft to whip up! We, of course, added a holiday touch with the scents, sparkles and beautiful packaging. Trust me when I say this one was SUPER easy! You can make this soap in under an hour! It’s perfect for those last-minute gifts or unplanned hostess gifts. You’re going to love this one!
We purchased goat’s milk melt and pour soap base and followed the directions on the back of the package. Simply cut the soap base into cubes and melt it on a medium-low heat in a double boiler until completely melted. (See below)
The next step was choosing our holiday scent. We chose to add a combination of peppermint and vanilla, and, for another scent, we made holiday rose (a combination of rose and pine). Simply add the desired amount of drops into the melted soap and mix. (Roughly 5–6 drops per batch, depending on how strong you want your soap to smell.)
We used soap molds to create perfect squares. They came out so beautifully! Adding a dusting of glitter makes these really special for Christmas time. Set the soap mold on a baking tray as the soap is quite warm when it’s first poured.
Who doesn’t love a good monogram? We monogrammed a couple of the soaps using stamps and love the personalized touch that it adds. Place the stamp facing upwards on the bottom of the mold before pouring the soap over the top. Use a toothpick to help remove the stamp from the soap and clean up around the edges.
Let the soap set for about one hour before popping it out of the mold. When you’re ready to package them up, use some pretty ribbon and perhaps a sprig of holiday greens. Extra glitter and tiny sequins would look great too! Wouldn’t these make a perfect gift to add to a holiday hostess basket?
Also, we absolutely love this unique wooden cutting board with its hand-carved handle detail from our friends at Peridot Home in Fort Langley. Another great hostess gift!