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Cocoa Mint Soap
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Homemade Cocoa Mint Soap

These homemade cocoa mint soaps are the perfect DIY to make around the holiday season. Wrap with a little beeswax wrap and tuck them under the tree or use them as stocking stuffers.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bath and Body Soap
Keyword: cocoa, essential oils, holiday gifts, soap
Yield: 6 soaps
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl or Pyrex measuring cup
  • Soap mold

Materials

Instructions

  • Chop the soap base into cubes and melt it in 30 second intervals in the microwave until it is liquefied. Stir after every 30 second interval to help everything melt evenly.
    Cocoa Mint Soap Ingredients
  • Add the cocoa powder, chopped mint and a few drops of peppermint essential oil until it smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  • Stir well and pour into your mold.
  • Sprinkle a bit more cocoa powder on top.
  • Let it sit for an hour or so until it hardens. Then take it out of the mold and cut into bars.
    Cocoa Mint Soap

Notes

When cutting my soap, I like using a wire clay cutter, like the kind you would find in an art supply shop. It makes it super easy to get cleanly cut, even soap bars. Feel free to use a regular kitchen knife if you prefer!
As for molds, you could also use small silicone molds, like the ones in the baking section! They're perfect for making smaller soaps, aka soaps that look even more like actual chocolate. You can also use items you already have around the house such as a clean cardboard milk container, a baking dish, ice cube trays, etc. 
If you have trouble getting your soap out of the mold, simply pop it in the freezer for a few minutes and it should come right out.