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Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Christmas Tree Soap


I know, I know. Another soap. But Y’all. It’s a Christmas tree soap. And the other soap that I made a few weeks ago? They’re gone. Left in the bathwater or used to death. 

And that’s okay. I’d rather my kids go overboard on soap than smell like a locker room…and I’m sure that school appreciates their overzealous soap use, too. 

Because they definitely need it. 

I also had an ulterior motive-I wanted to pair my lavender bath soak with a cute Christmas Tree soap for each of the boy’s teachers. So I have to make more soap…right? 

christmas tree soap

Christmas Tree Soap

Ingredients for Christmas Tree Soap

Directions For Christmas Tree Soap

You’ll also want to make sure that you have a 6 count Christmas tree silicone mold if you want your soaps to look like Christmas trees, as well as 3 small glass bowls so that you can mix your soap colors separately.  

First, take your soap melts and break the blocks into cubes. I used about 12 of the cubes from my 2-pound melt and pour soap block. Set any remaining melt and pour base aside for another project. 

Add 4 of your soap cubes (or 1/3 of your soap base) to a double boiler and allow it to melt. Remove the soap base from the heat and add 10 drops of the pine essential oil and 4-5 drops of the dark green soap colorant. 

You can also use the microwave if you don’t have a double boiler – you’ll just want to use the microwave on high for approximately 35-40 seconds until your soap cubes are melted. 

shea butter diy soapOnce you’ve mixed everything together, immediately pour your soap into 2 of the tree molds. 

Add 4 more your soap cubes (or 1/3 of your soap base) to a double boiler and allow it to melt. Remove the soap base from the heat and add 10 drops of the pine essential oil and 4-5 drops of the lime green soap colorant. 

Once you’ve mixed everything together, immediately pour your soap into 2 of the tree molds. 

Add the last 4 soap cubes (or 1/3 of your soap base) to a double boiler and allow it to melt. Remove the soap base from the heat and add 10 drops of the pine essential oil and 4-5 drops of the teal soap colorant. 

Once you’ve mixed everything together, immediately pour your soap into 2 of the tree molds. 

You can also marble the soap colors together by pouring varying amounts of each soap mixture into the molds and layering or rotating the colors you add. 

Once you’ve poured your final soap, allow the soaps to harden completely (this should take around 2 hours, though you can speed the process by using the refrigerator). 

homemade Christmas soap recipe

Gently pop the soaps out of your molds and enjoy! 

If you’re planning on gifting these, I suggest placing them in a cellophane bag tied with twine. Try my massaging bar recipe as well, it is another great one to try! 

Have you made tree-scented soaps before?

 
 

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