A collection of the most festive Christmas soap recipes, perfect for gifting or simply enjoying this holiday season.
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Supplies for handmade Christmas soaps
- Cinnamon fragrance oil available from Nurture Soap
- My favorite fragrance oil, Comfort and Joy, is a blend of spruce and winter fruits
- If you’re looking for a true pine fragrance, winter wonderland is a great choice.
- A beautifully styled Christmas tree mold that works well with any simple green soap
- These snowflake soap molds are a beautiful choice too.
- And who doesn’t love gingerbread men! Use this mold with a spicy fragrance for adorable gingerbread soap.
Mica and colorants
- Snowflake sparkle mica paired with a melt and pour base gives you the most beautiful sparkling soap
- Gold dust glitter is another beautiful and festive choice!
???? If you have never tried homemade soap before, please see my beginner’s guide to cold process soap making, which will walk you through everything you need to know!
1. Peppermint Bark Soap
This recipe yields a soap that looks JUST like peppermint bark candy. Two layers of “chocolate” are topped with “crushed candy canes”. It looks so amazingly realistic you’ll have to label it well to make sure your friends don’t eat it. It uses a goat’s milk melt and pour soap base so you don’t have to deal with lye and can focus on the details and the beauty of this recipe! There a few peppermint soap recipes on this list, but this one is the most impressive.
2. Christmas Tree Cold Process Soap
This recipe from Humblebee & Me makes a “loaf” style bar soap that’s topped with hold mica and has a beautiful Christmas tree inspired swirl inside. It’s a great cold process recipe that blends tallow, coconut oil, and a few soft oils. This is one of those holiday gifts that can be enjoyed all winter long.
3. Tree-Shaped Green Soap
Now if you really want your soap to look like an actual tree, this is the one you’re looking for. Perfect for an absolute beginner, this is a simple matter of melting a soap base, adding fragrance and color, and pouring into a Christmas tree mold. Easy! A great gift idea, and cute enough for little ones too.
4. Cold Process Gingerbread Soap
This is a cold process recipe that adds real molasses and real chai tea for a holiday soap with real holiday ingredients! The author of this recipe uses spice essential oils for fragrance, making this a natural soap that’s still charming and festive as can be.
Definitely worth a look if you prefer cold process but are looking for something that’s extra cute.
5. Candy Cane Soap Recipe
This is an adorable recipe! Every soap maker loves pouring in layers (or at least I do!), and the combination of stripes and candy topping is the perfect winter recipe. This tutorial uses melt and pour bases
6. Snowflake Glitter Soap
This refreshing and cute soap recipe mixes glitter and peppermint fragrance for a wintry, crisp, and beautiful soap. This tutorial show you how to layer two sections for you soap: one glittery and one solid white. The result is a beautiful snowflake shaped bar! Another melt and pour recipe.
7. Spiced Orange Soap
This one might be my favorite! It’s a cold process recipe with an elegant, natural look. The fragrance is spicy and loaded with cloves, cinnamon, and other Christmas scents. It’s a great recipe and something a little different from the typical Christmas themes.
8. Apple Pie Soap
Continuing with the warm and spicy theme, this Apple Pie Soap recipe is another great choice. This soap tutorial shows you how to use natural colorants and a mix of fragrance oils and vanilla to get an amazing fragrance that anyone receiving your Christmas gifts will love!
9. Lemon Kitchen Soap
Okay, so of all these homemade soap recipes this is the least “holiday”. But handmade gifts should be practical all year round and everyone loves and this kitchen soap definitely fits the bill. You can also substitute orange zest for a slightly more festive look!
10. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Soap
Homemade soap is impressive. But homemade cupcake soap takes it to a whole new level. Looks deliciously indulgent but it’s really just soap. A perfect gift for a the sweets lover!
11. Frankincense & Myrrh Hot Process Soap
Hot process is a great soap making method since the bars are ready to use right away. So if you’re in a hurry for a gift, try this recipe.
I hope one of these holiday soap projects tickles your fancy. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!