Christmas Soaps

Making melt and pour soups is so simple!! They are so cute and can be used as a special gift or for yourself! You can buy melt and pour soaps at various places. I’ve seen it available at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Walmart, and Amazon. I enjoy using the Shea butter soap bases but there are many kinds.

I got these ginger bread man and Christmas tree silicone molds at HomeGoods. They were so cute and I couldn’t pass them up. They also had this silicone snowflake. cookie stamp. I’ve never used a stamp on soaps before but thought I would give it a try.

I used a large glass measuring cup to melt my soap. I first cut up the soap into smaller pieces so that it would melt easier. I guessed the amount of soap I would need based on the size of the molds I’m using. Most full size silicone molds will use 1 pound of soap. You can then melt the soap in about 30 second intervals. Stir the soap in between intervals.

Once the soap is melted you can add your essential oils. I used Lavender and added 50 drops and then stirred the soap again.

Then you can pour the soap into the molds.

Like I’ve said I had not stamped soaps before so this was a little bit of an experiment.

I waited until the soap was somewhat hardened but was soft enough to be molded by the stamp. To get the stamp to imprint you have to apply a good amount of pressure and I even tilted the stamp into the soap all the way around to give it a raised effect.

I love how these soaps came out! They smell great and would make really cute Christmas gifts!

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Melt & Pour Soap

I love using and making melt and pour soap!! It is cheaper then buying bar soap and you can add in your favorite oils! I buy my soap from Hobby Lobby when they go on sale. I typically use Lavender and Lemon essential oils. I tend to get eczema and the Lavender helps ease any irritation on my skin. I also like to use lemon or sweet orange because of their natural cleansing properties!


  • Melt & Pour Soap, I like using Shea Butter
  • Microwaveable glass bowl
  • Essential Oil of Your Choice
  • Microwave
  • Soap Mold, I use food-grade silicone molds


I normally will make 1 pound of melt and pour soap at a time, which will typically make enough for a whole six to eight cavities in a silicone mold.

  1. Cut the block of melt and pour soap into smaller pieces to fit into the microwaveable glass bowl.
  2. Microwave the soap in 30 second intervals.
  3. In between the intervals take the glass bowl out and stir the soap.
  4. Once the soap is completely melted add in your essential oils. I normally add 50 drops of essential oils for 1 pound of soap. Depending on your skin sensitivity you could consider added less or more than 50 drops.
  5. Stir the essential oils and soap together.
  6. Pour soap into the silicone mold.
  7. Once the soap has hardened and cooled you can carefully pop the soap out of each cavity.
  8. Enjoy!!