Today I am going to share how to make a fun & festive peppermint melt and pour soap using soap curls. This recipe is great for beginners and adds a little something extra to the appearance of your soap.
For this recipe you will need:
A Vegetable Peeler
24oz Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base(based on the soap mold I used. Your amount needed may vary depending on the size of your mold)
Red & Green Soap Colorant
In the video I showed how this soap turns out using clear melt & pour and the white shea butter melt and pour. I preferred how the white looked the best so that is what I have included in the recipe but you can definitely do clear instead if you prefer.
First place 8oz of your melt and pour into two separate microwave safe containers(4oz each) and melt in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Next add 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil into each container.
Next add in your red soap colorant to one container and your green to the other container. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Now pour your red batter into one mold cavity and your green into another mold cavity. Allow to cool completely(2-4 hours) before moving on to the next step.
Remove your red and green soap bars from the mold. You are now going to take a vegetable peeler down the side of the soap and make strips of soap. You will do this process with both the red and green bars of soap.
Once you have completed making your soap strips, you will then wrap them into curls and then place in your soap mold cavities. I like to do a mix of the red and green in each cavity but you could do all red or all green if you prefer:)
After all of the cavities are full, You are going to take your remaining 16oz of soap base, place it in a microwave safe container and heat until completely melted.
Now add in your 20 remaining drops of Peppermint essential oil and stir until combined. The soap batter needs to cool before you can pour it on top of your soap curls. The batter should be around 115 degrees before you pour it.
Once your batter has cooled pour it on top of and around your soap curls until filled completely. Then spritz the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to pop any air bubbles that may have formed. Allow to cool completely before removing from the mold.
There you have it. A super fun and festive Peppermint soap just in time for the holidays. If you do make this soap, tag me on Instagram @essentially.tonya so I can see your creation:)
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