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Christmas Soap Making Projects

Handmade Gifts for the Holidays


Soap and candles make great holiday gifts. Whether for others, or gifts for yourself, these great soap projects and recipes will bring some Christmas cheer into your house - and your bath tubs - for many months to come. And I guarantee you'll be the most popular gift giver around the tree!

1. Christmas Melt and Pour Scrubby Soaps

David Fisher
Sometimes in all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, kids can take a little extra coaxing to settle into their routines and get into the bath tub. This project was designed with those kids (mine included!) in mind. Remember, a well scrubbed skin...is a healthy skin!

2. Christmas Chunk Soaps

David Fisher
For a quick addition to a holiday soap basket, try this easy melt and pour soap project - Christmas Chunk Soaps. This project also has the benefit of using up soap scraps, leftovers or "mistakes" - cut/chunk them up...and use them in another project!

3. Apple Cider Melt and Pour Soap with Embeds

This soap, which uses rolled and regular embeds, was inspired by the hot, spiced apple cider that is part of our holiday traditions from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

4. Christmas Poinsettia Hand Soaps

David Fisher
Bring a bit of holiday cheer into your bathrooms and kitchens with this super easy melt and pour soap project. Each of the leaves has enough soap on them for a single hand wash. When you're done, just toss them into the trash. Handy! Wonderful for guests, holiday parties and for just everyday use. They look (and smell) lovely in a decorative bowl.

5. Holiday Soap on a Rope

David Fisher
Soaps on Ropes! I had them when I was a kid...you probably did too. It's mostly a novelty - the soap is the same with or without the rope...but it really does add a neat convenience factor. Because it keeps the soap from sitting in any water, your soap lasts longer.

6. Christmas Bath Salts

David Fisher
O.k., it's not really a soap - but it's for the bath tub, so I'm including it here. It's a great recipe/project for kids...or kids who want to help their parent make something special. They really are almost too easy...and pretty hard to mess up. I know...I know...we've become a culture of quick showers rather than long luxurious baths...but the times when we do want to take a long soak, adding some scented and/or theraputic salts to the water really make the bath wonderful.

7. Water Dispersible (Blooming) Bath Oil

David Fisher
We soap makers know the benefits of moisturizing oils on your skin, and the power of fragrance and essential oils on the mood. What a better time to combine them than in a tub of piping hot water? But what about the oily ring? Adding a simple ingredient makes the oil water dispersible!

8. Fizzy Bath Bombs

David Fisher
What's a little bit bath salt, a little bit bath oil, a little bit relaxing, and a little bit fizzy fun? You guessed it...the fizzy bath bomb. You can make them in spheres, tablets, or use molds to make an unlimited variety of shapes.

9. Budget Conscious Soap & Bath Gift Kits

Even though the world economy has improved, it's always good hearken back to our simple candle and soap making roots and celebrate the fact that we can make wonderful holiday gifts very frugally!

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