Winter Soap Recipes: Plus How to Make Melt and Pour Snowflake Soap

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Discover how to make winter soap recipes, including an easy melt and pour snowflake soap. This coconut oil soap recipe without lye is perfect for beginners and makes a wonderful homemade gift. Kids love the fun shape, and the coconut oil is naturally moisturizing for dry winter skin.

I change my skin care products with the changing seasons. In the summer, I like to use lighter oils to keep my skin healthy without making it too oily. In the winter, however, I use more nourishing oils to make things like this coconut oil soap recipe.

This DIY snowflake soap is an adorable winter craft for adults and an easy winter soap recipe. This melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for beginners to make. You can make this DIY soap recipe even if you’ve never made soap or any other DIY bath and body products. It’s a really great soap crafting project to get you started!

My snowflake soap is made using a coconut oil soap recipe without lye. By nature, a glycerin soap isn’t typically very hydrating, especially if it contains detergents or synthetic foaming agents. However, this can vary depending on the base.

If you are unable to source a quality soap base, or prefer a less expensive soap, you can add a little bit of coconut oil to your melt and pour soap base to boost its skin care properties.

As it is rich in fatty acids, coconut oil provides the following benefits when added to melt and pour soap:

  • Coconut oil increases the hydrating properties of soap. (As soap is a wash off product, it cannot be considered moisturizing.)
  • It helps to nourish skin and may reduce inflammation.
  • Due to its composition it can help to promote healing.
  • The antimicrobial properties can help to reduce symptoms associated with bacterial and fungal growth.

You can add coconut oil to a melt and pour soap base. However, you may want to know how much coconut oil you can add to melt and pour soap.

  • You can use up to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per pound of soap in a melt and pour soap recipe.
  • If you add more coconut oil than recommend, the bar of soap can get soft. It can also significantly decrease the lather.

Snowflake Soap Ingredients

To make snowflake soap using a melt and pour soap base, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 Pound White Melt and Pour Soap Base: You can use either a clear or white soap base. If you use a white base, you can omit the mica powder.
  • 10 Drops Essential Oil: I naturally scented this easy melt and pour soap recipe with a winter essential oil blend.
  • 1 Teaspoon Mica Powder: Mica powder can be used to either give your snowflake soap color or to add shimmer to your winter soaps. As I used a white soap base to make my snowflake soaps, I used a pearl white mica to create a sparkly winter soap.
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil: You will add coconut oil for its hydrating benefits for skin.

How to Make Winter Snowflake Soap

Here is how to make an easy snowflake soap for winter:

  • Weigh out the amount of soap called for in the recipe.
  • Then cut the melt and pour soap base into one inch cubes. Combine the chunks of soap in a heat safe glass bowl or measuring cup.
  • Microwave the cubed soap base in 30 second bursts, stirring between each interval. Repeat as needed until the soap is completely melted.
  • While the soap melts, measure out the mica powder and melted coconut oil using measuring spoons. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until mixed well.
  • Once the soap base has melted, mix the mica and coconut oil mixture into the melted soap.
  • Now add the essential oil blend to the melted soap base. Stir well to combine.

  • Next, pour the melted soap evenly into all six of the snowflake mold cavities. (If the soap is too hard to pour, you can microwave it for 10 seconds to reheat.)
  • Allow the soap cool for at least 45 minutes.
  • Once the soaps have cooled and fully solidified, unmold the soap bars.

  • Finally, wrap the winter snowflake soap bars tightly in foodservice film to protect from moisture. Alternately, you can wrap these soaps in cellophane bags and tie with ribbons to give as homemade gifts.

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