It’s the second most popular latte beverage of the year, that’s right it’s peppermint mocha season. And why not make soap to go along with your favorite winter weather drink? The recipe below can be altered in so many ways, even just to make the best peppermint soap you ever did use. It’s a basic soap making recipe using our peppermint essential oil and some cocoa powder for effect, or you can use cocoa butter if you prefer. The point is to get creative! These make great housewarming gifts for the holiday party you’re going to, or stocking stuffers for your loved ones.
- Buy a melt and pour soap.
- 2-3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder– can substitute with cocoa butter, the scent will be weaker, but the feel of the soap will be smoother.
- 1 cup Ground Coffee (optional)
- Soap Model
- Cut melt and pour base into small cubes. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Mix base, heat for another 30 seconds.
- Once melted, add your cocoa powder. Then add approximately 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil. This is where you can add the optional coffee to give your soap a darker color and be used as an exfoliant. Tip: This is the step where you would add colors if you wanted something more vibrant.
- Pour soap into tray. Tip: Spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to reduce bubbling.
- Let sit for 3 hours. Put the product into a mitre box and cut with the soap cutter if you want the soap to be smaller. Tip: After letting the soap sit for at least 3 hours, then put the product in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. ?This will make the cutting easier.
Now your peppermint mocha soap is ready to use or gift! It’s very simple to create your own soap, and you will find that you can get incredibly creative over time. More advanced soapmakers can add black and red colorants, and swirl for a wonderful swirling effect that looks GREAT with your other Christmas decorations.
As stated above, if you want the entire soap to be all-natural, allow the coffee to color the soap naturally and skip the colorants. It won’t be as vibrant, but it will be all-natural and still have some coloring. Shea butter soap base has a great natural coloring and looks wonderful when mixed with cocoa powder. Either way, this soap will put you in the mood when you lather up in the mornings, or simply add a special holiday touch to your kitchen or bathroom!
**Due to the ingredients, the soap has a shorter shelf life. You will notice the product loses much of its scent after about 5 months or so. Be sure to get use out of it before the holidays are over!