DIY Easter Peeps Soap Tutorial

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Homemade Easter Peeps Soaps - DIY Soapmaking Tutorial and Easter Basket Gift Idea

Easter is late again this year, but that gives you plenty of time to make these darling homemade Easter inspired Peeps soaps! Even last minute these cute, pastel colored and scented Peeps soaps can be made in a very short amount of time on a free afternoon. Plus they are super easy to craft and look absolutely darling in Easter baskets! Make one Peep soap at a time or easily increase this Peeps soap recipe for the amount of Easter Peeps soaps desired.

Easter Peeps Inspired Silicone Mold

The Peeps soap mold I used was not an “official” Peeps mold. I saw a yellow silicone mold that made twelve “Peeps” on an end cap at Target last week and snatched it up. It was just under $10, unfortunately I was careless and tossed the packaging before grabbing the company name. If you have a different mold, no worries. I’ll tell you how to adjust your recipe! I did see that Michael’s sells an official Peeps mold, but it’s much smaller and includes both chicks and bunnies. Alternately, Wilton makes a bunny silicone mold.

DIY Homemade Easter Peeps Soapmaking Tutorial

DIY Easter Peeps Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.65 oz. natural (detergent free) white melt & pour glycerin soap base
1 ml fragrance oil
2-3 drops liquid melt & pour soap colorant

For the eyes:
.25 oz. natural (detergent free) clear melt & pour glycerin soap base
1-2 drops black melt & pour soap colorant

Instructions:

This Easter Peeps soap recipe makes one chick shaped Peep soap so you can individually customize each Peep a different scent and color. To make multiple Peeps that are all the same color and fragrance simply multiply the recipe by the number of Peeps you want to make up to the number of cavities in your mold. (You don’t need to multiply the soap for the eyes.)

I made my Peeps soaps in different colors and fragrances for a fun mix. The orange chick is scented with lemongrass mint, the pink chick is scented with pink berry mimosa, and the yellow chicks are scented with a Be Delicious Blossom type fragrance oil.

Start by weighing out the amount of melt and pour soap base needed for the number of Peeps you are making with a digital kitchen scale, then cut into chunks and melt in the microwave. Add the fragrance oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the correct amount. Add 2-3 drops of colorant to suit and stir well, than pour into the mold cavity. Allow to cool and harden completely – do not freeze – then carefully turn out of the silicone mold.

Once you’ve made all of the chicks desired you can make the eyes. If you can’t find a liquid black colorant, you can mix red, blue and yellow liquid soap colorants together to make brown. Alternately, you can use a touch of activated charcoal or Australian midnight black clay to color the clear soap base.

Melt a small chunk of the clear soap base in the microwave, then add the colorant and mix well. Allow to cool slightly – but not too much or the eyes won’t stick correctly! – then using the tip of a dull pencil dip the pencil into the soap then dot onto one side of the chick. Blow to harden the soap, then repeat on the opposite side for the second eye. Repeat with all of the chicks you made.

Easy Homemade DIY Easter Peeps Soaps - Soapmaking Tutorial for an Easy Easter Basket Gift Idea

Now simply package your Peeps soaps as desired and they are ready for gifting in friends’ and family’s Easter baskets! If you are making these to sell, keep in mind that Peeps is a registered trademark and you cannot use it in your descriptions! However, if you are making these as gifts or giving them away you can call them whatever you like!

Pretty Pink Easter Chick Peeps Handmade Soap DIY

If you are using a different Peeps soap mold than I am, then here’s how to determine amounts needed for each Peep. Melt about 3 oz. of soap base in the microwave then pour into one cavity of the mold until full. Allow to harden completely then remove from the mold. Weigh the Peep on a digital scale. This is the amount of soap you need in ounces. For smaller Peeps, you’ll use one to two drops of colorant. For larger Peeps use two to three drops of colorant. For the amount of fragrance needed take the weight of the Peep and multiply it by .02 or 2%. Google “how many ml in an ounce” then plug in the amount you got by multiplying the soap base by .02 into the US oz. spot to convert to ml. This is how many ml of fragrance you can use maximum. (For my recipe you can use up to 1 1/2 ml but I chose to use less fragrance as I didn’t want my Peeps overwhelmingly scented.) For essential oils, use half the amount or  1/2 – 1% of the soap base weight.

For more homemade Easter basket gift ideas follow my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats board on Pinterest. You can also find more homemade soap recipes by visiting and following my DIY Bath and Body board.

DIY Homemade Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe for Spring

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DIY Homemade Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe for Spring - Doesn't it remind you of Easter eggs in grass or wild flowers?

While our local weather has been taunting me with spring – the high is in the 60s today – we’re expecting snow once again along with some accumulation tomorrow. However, that does not mean I won’t keep wishing for spring to hurry up already! If it’s still cold where you’re at as well, take some time to bring a bit of spring indoors with this brightly colored homemade soap recipe!

Featured in March’s issue of eHandmade Magazine, this bamboo scented soap is made from combining both cold process soap and a glycerin soap base. The pastel shapes remind me of Easter eggs or flowers among green grass and are made from melt and pour soap – a quick and easy way to add embeds to your cold process soap recipes.  It’s then scented with a fragrance oil blend of bamboo essence and green tea making a wonderful and fun all purpose soap for spring or even as homemade Easter basket gifts.

Easter Eggs Hiding in Grass - DIY Homemade Spring Soap Recipe (Scented with a bamboo fragrance oil!)

To get this recipe, you can download the PDF version of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ March 2014 eHandmade Magazine here. You’ll find this homemade soap recipe on page 23 along with lots of other spring and Easter themed bath and body product ideas. And just in case you missed it, also be sure to check out last month’s recipe for my handmade deodorizing cedarwood & baking soda soap recipe also featured in eHandmade Magazine.

Handmade Easter Gift Idea - DIY Homemade Spring Soap Recipe

For a limited time, you can buy this handmade soap while supplies last from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And for more great homemade soap recipes as well as other DIY bath, body and beauty recipes I encourage you to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my new DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats Board on Pinterest for more great homemade Easter basket gift ideas and projects.

DIY White Tea Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

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DIY Homemade Moisture Intense White Tea Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Doesn't contain a melt and pour soap base!

Exfoliating and moisturizing seem to be key to keeping skin looking youthful and fabulous. Solid sugar scrub cubes turn that extra little step into an enjoyable time out in your day. This all natural solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is made from moisture intense oils praised for their skin rejuvenating properties – without the unnecessary melt and pour soap base. Plus it’s super easy to make and perfect for anyone with ultra dry skin. The nourishing ingredients stay on so there’s no lotion needed after stepping out of the shower. Just dry as usual! I made mine in one of my wooden loaf molds – I simply lined it first – but you can make these in silicone molds as well. (I’m a huge fan of this Silicone Chocolate Flower Mold.)

DIY White Tea Scented Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made WITHOUT a Melt and Pour Soap Base

White Tea Scented Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
2 oz. argan oil
1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. macadamia nut oil
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.3 oz. White Tea Fragrance Oil (or scent of choice)
12 oz. sugar

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter in a glass Pyrex measuring cup, then melt in the microwave (or in a double boiler.) Remove from heat, then weigh out the remaining oils and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter until all ingredients are completely melted. Finally, weigh out the sugar and stir into the melted ingredients then pour into your prepared mold. Place the mold in the refrigerator until the scrubs have completely solidified, then unmold and cut into squares.

Not a fan of white tea? You can sub any skin safe fragrance oil for the white tea or use half the amount (.15 oz.) if using essential oil(s).

Don’t need the skin protection of beeswax or like products that “stick” to skin? Then substitute the beeswax with a traditional emulsifying wax instead.

These made wonderful homemade gifts, especially if you’re already thinking ahead to Easter or Mother’s Day, and can be completed from start to finish in under an hour. It will yield enough cubes to fill three 8 oz. containers each with about 6 oz. of product each.

If you liked this recipe, also be sure to check out my Natural Lemon Verbena Bath Melts and Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipes. Or if you prefer salt over sugar, give my Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Bon Bons Recipe a try!

For more fabulous homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest! Or get a jump start on the upcoming holidays by following my new DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats Board and my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Board.

Handmade DIY Macaron Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial

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DIY Homemade Melt and Pour Macaron Soap Recipe and Tutorial

I don’t typically make melt and pour soaps as I’ve always had a huge crush on making homemade cold process soaps from the very beginning. I also tend to lack the patience to allow my melt and pour soaps to set up properly before trying to embed or layer them, which of course, ends up in a complete and utter mess. However, I know many of you aren’t ready to jump into making soaps with lye – it took me a while to get over the fear of using lye too! – and love the instantaneous gratification of homemade melt and pour soaps. After all, you don’t have to wait three weeks or more before you can use them. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite handmade melt and pour soap recipes from around the web including this one from Poppytalk for making DIY Melt and Pour Macaron Soaps!

Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Melt and Pour Macaron Soaps

Not only do these homemade soaps look like the real deal, but you can make them in an afternoon and they’re ready for gifting the same day. I think these sweet looking soaps would be fabulous tucked inside an Easter basket along side a few pretty dyed Easter eggs and other delectable treats. This handmade macaron soap tutorial actually instructs you on how to make your own macaron soap mold from an actual macaron and mold compound. However, you can also find silicone macaron molds pre-made on both Amazon and Etsy. And while the authors of this soapmaking tutorial chose to scent their homemade macaron soaps with a grapefruit fragrance oil, Wholesale Supplies Plus actually has a great Pistachio Macaron Fragrance Oil you could use that’s a blend of sugared pistachio, amaretto and warm, buttery cookies.

For the tutorial and step-by-step photos on how to make handmade melt and pour macaron soaps simply visit the DIY on Poppytalk blog here.

Now that I’ve wet your whistle with possibilities, here are a few other melt and pour soap recipes to try your hand at.

DIY Handmade Melt and Pour Soap Recipes and Homemade Gift Ideas

Clockwise from top left: 1. DIY Sweet Coconut Exfoliating Loofah Soap via Essentially Eclectic / 2. DIY Double Layered Pink Lemonade Melt & Pour Soap via The Idea Room / 3. DIY Sweet Almond Poppy Seed Soap via Gluesticks / 4. DIY Petit Four Melt and Pour Soaps via Soap Queen

For more homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. Also be sure to check out my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats Pinterest Board for more great gift ideas to tuck into an Easter basket.

Easy DIY Washi Tape Gift Tin for Homemade Roll On Perfumes, Lip Balms or Guest Soaps

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Easy DIY Washi Tape Decorated Gift Tin for Spring Birthdays or Easter Basket Gifts

Looking for a handmade gift idea for a spring birthday or Easter basket? This easy DIY washi tape decorated gift tin is simple to make and is perfect for holding two homemade roll on perfumes, lip balms or guest soaps! All you need is an empty empty altoid tin and two complimentary spring themed rolls of washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Craft Project for a Decorative Gift Tin

Run strips of one washi tape design along the top and the sides of the tin. Then with the coordinating tape, wrap a strip along the edge and top of the tin. You can also outline the separation with permanent markers, adding designs if you like, to add a bit more pizazz.

DIY Homemade Gift Ideas - Washi Tape Gift Tin Filled with Homemade Perfumes or Lip Balms

Now fill your tin with your gifts of choice. I found that my homemade roll on perfumes fit perfectly inside this tin. You can find recipes for my DIY Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil here. Or make my Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men from my fragrance recipe here. Don’t feel limited by these two fragrances though. You can use any skin safe fragrance oil you’re a fan of in lieu of the scents mentioned. For spring you may want to try a collection of floral fragrances like lavender, jasmine or lilacs.

Homemade Gift Tins Decorated with Washi Tape

Or you can create a collection of lip balms for your washi tape tin. My homemade lip balm recipes you may want to consider include the following: Tri-color Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Coffee Lip Butter Recipe, Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm, Natural Lavender Mint Lip Balm, Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Chocolate Mint Lip Balm Recipe, Mango Shimmer Tinted Lip Balm Recipe, Organic Red Lip Stain Recipe, Natural Naked Lip Gloss Recipe, Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe, and an Easy Natural Lip Butter Recipe. Use lip balm tubes or lip balm pots based on your recipient’s preference.

Alternately, you could put guest size homemade soaps inside the tin for gifting. Click here for a collection of my handmade soap recipes.

For more fragrance and beauty recipes and homemade gift ideas, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and be sure to also follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest.