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Holiday Homemade Soap | HelloGlow.co
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Homemade Glycerin Soaps

The perfect DIY gift idea for anyone on your list: all-natural homemade glycerin soaps with pretty herbs and spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Bath and Body Soap
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: holiday gifts, soap
Yield: 8 Soaps
Author: Lindsey Rose Johnson
Cost: $15


  • Double boiler, saucepan or glass measuring cup
  • Silicon mold or small plastic cups


  • Dried flowers and/or leaves Dried rosemary, eucalyptus, hibiscus, juniper berries, or dried citrus peels
  • Glycerin melt-and-pour soap
  • Essential oils Eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, orange, etc.
  • Molds - cups or trays in various sizes Silicone works best


  • Cut the glycerin soap into pieces.
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  • Melt according to package directions. Then carefully and slowly add the essential oils, about 5 drops per ounce of soap used. Stir gently and slowly to prevent bubbles from forming. Gently rap the jar or container on the countertop to release any larger trapped air bubbles.
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  • Place your molds (I used plastic cups) on a flat surface and drop dried flowers or herbs into into the bottom of each mold. Then carefully fill each one with the melted soap base.
  • Let cool completely, about 1 hour. Pop soap out of the molds and let cool completely.
    Holiday Homemade Soap | HelloGlow.co


Store in an airtight container or package to give as a gift.