I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy DIY homemade melt and pour soaps and am sharing with you my newest scent – peppermint & cedarwood melt & pour goat’s milk soap.
If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap making, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is. You can use natural and organic soap bases so you know you are making toxic free soap. These make absolutely wonderful gifts!
What is peppermint soap good for?
Peppermint essential oil, when added to skin soaps, works as an antiseptic skin cleanser can be used to treat urticaria and pruitis. Your soap can act as a refreshing skin tonic and can cool down inflammation caused by skin blemishes and acne.
What does cedarwood do for your skin?
Cedarwood oil has anti-inflammatory properties that make this essential oil beneficial for skin conditions such as acne and reducing stubborn breakouts.
What You’ll Need to Make this Easy Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipe of Peppermint & Cedarwood Goat’s Milk:
- 2 lb block of Goat’s Milk soap base
- Silicone Mold for 12 bars
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Red Jojoba beads that I ordered on Etsy. The specific seller I ordered from is now out of stock – so order what you can find.
- Gold mica powder
- Microwave Safe Glass Measuring Cup w/ Spout (having 2 on hand is easier for this recipe)
- toothpicks or skewer
- small spray bottle filled with isopropyl alcohol
- Decorative tape, raffia, burlap, and/or ribbon and be sure to get your free soap labels below!
This recipe makes about 12 bars.
Start by cutting up the goat’s milk soap into smaller cubes and placing them in your microwave safe glass measuring cup. My Pyrex cup can only hold one pound of soap at a time – (half of what you ordered) which is enough to make 12 bars total.
When your soap is cut into cubes, place in the microwave for (3) 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval. You may need a 4th time, depending on how full your cup is of soap. Just be sure the soap is completely melted.
Then add 20 drops of Texas Cedarwood essential oil and stir well.
Then add 20 drops of Peppermint essential oil and stir well.
Now for a bit of sparkle and texture, add 1 teaspoon of gold mica powder…
…and one tablespoon of red jojoba beads. Stir well.
Fill the rest of the soap mold cavities with the goats milk soap layer.
If you notice any bubbles on the top after pouring, you can give it a quick spray of isopropyl alcohol and the bubbles disappear. That ensures a nice smooth bottom to your soap.
Let the bars full cool before attempting to pop them out of the mold. I’d wait a few hours.
I also have FREE printable soap labels that you can print and give these as gifts! Just fill out the form below and they will be sent to your inbox for printing!
If you are looking for more melt and pour soap ideas – check out these other easy tutorials I have for you: