Christmas gift - DIY soap

Christmas gift - DIY soap

DIY soap can make a thoughtful and personal Christmas gift! Here's a simple recipe you can try:


  • 2 cups clear glycerin soap base (available at craft stores)
  • Soap colorant or food coloring (optional)
  • Essential oils (e.g., lavender, peppermint) for fragrance (optional)
  • Soap molds (silicone molds work well)
  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle (to eliminate bubbles)


  1. Prepare the Soap Base: Cut the glycerin soap base into small cubes and melt them in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted. Be careful not to boil the soap.

  2. Add Color and Fragrance: If desired, add a few drops of soap colorant or food coloring to achieve your desired hue. You can also add a few drops of essential oils for fragrance. Stir gently to combine.

  3. Pour Into Molds: Spray your soap molds with a bit of rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles. Carefully pour the melted soap into the molds.

  4. Eliminate Bubbles: Spray the surface of the poured soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any bubbles that may have formed.

  5. Let It Set: Allow the soap to cool and harden completely. This usually takes a few hours, but it's best to let it sit overnight for a thorough set.

  6. Remove From Molds: Once completely set, gently remove the soap from the molds.

  7. Wrap and Decorate: Wrap the DIY soaps in decorative paper or place them in pretty bags. You can add ribbons, tags, or personalized labels to make them more festive and personalized.

Remember, safety first! Follow all safety guidelines when handling hot soap and working with microwave ovens.

Personalizing these soaps by choosing scents or colors that the recipient loves can make them even more special!