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DIY Handmade Garden Mint Soap Recipe - Great Homemade Gift Idea for Gardeners

Homemade Garden Mint Soap Recipe

DIY Handmade Garden Mint Soap Recipe - Great Homemade Gift Idea for Gardeners

I often find that when hunting for handmade Christmas gift ideas or customizing that perfect homemade Christmas gift for that special someone, it can really help to think outside of the holidays. After all, the two big winter gifting holidays – Christmas and Valentine’s Day – are just one short day each out of an entire year. So not everything needs to be red and white or smell like peppermints.

So here’s a homemade garden mint soap recipe that is perfect for a gardener regardless of the time of the year. Not only does it smell amazing but it’s rich, thick lather and combination of exfoliants really help to scrub and wash away caked on dirt and grime. It’s also great for messy artists and crafters – like myself on the days I’m not making soap – as well as mechanics! Plus you can customize the color to suit the recipient.

Homemade Garden Mint Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


12.8 oz. 76° melt point (refined) coconut oil
6.5 oz. sustainable palm oil
13.4 oz. pomace olive oil
2 oz. rice bran oil
1.5 oz. shea butter

5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11 fluid ounces distilled water

At trace:

2 oz. Garden Mint fragrance oil (or similar)
2 Tablespoons pumice powder
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
2 Tablespoons apricot kernel meal
1/8-1/4 teaspoon chromium oxide green pigment powder, to suit


This homemade garden mint soap recipe is pretty straight forward. Simply follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions adding the fragrance oil, exfoliants and color in at trace.

This batch will yield approximately 10 – 12 bars (or a 3lb. batch) and will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds.

Allow bars to cure for 3 – 6 weeks after unmolding and cutting into bars. Wrap your final bars as desired for gift giving with professional plastic food wrap film and a label, Kraft paper, or even fabric and a ribbon!

Looking for cute gift labels? Be sure to check out my homemade soap recipe for making a Ferocious & Fantastic Soap for Men! Not only is there another great recipe you can try, but there are also printable holiday deer soap labels and gift tags themed for both men and women!


  • Meegan

    November 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

    This soap looks so amazing, I can almost smell it through my screen. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned.

  • Raquel

    October 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Hi! this soap looks amazing, I was wondering whether you could substitute poppy seeds for real mint?

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