DIY Snowflake Soap Favors for Weddings, Teacher Gifts and Co-Workers

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Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

My DIY winter snowflake soap favors are the perfect inexpensive holiday gift alternative! You can easily create these DIY snowflake soap favors six at a time – or more if you have more than one mold – and they make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers. They are also stunning as wedding soap favors.

You won’t believe how simple these are to make! Learn how to create your own collection of simple, yet elegant snowflake soap favors that you can gift below.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

Winter Snowflake Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
5 oz. basic clear melt and pour soap base
.2 oz. peppermint essential oil
blue liquid soap colorant, to suit

Tools & Materials:

snowflake cabochons
basic guest round silicone soap mold
spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
utensils for stirring/mixing
cutting board, optional
Chef’s knife
microwave
digital scale

Instructions:

Begin by using your digital scale to weigh out 5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Using a knife, cut the soap base into chunks and place inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Weigh out .1 oz. of the peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Now slowly add your blue soap colorant, one drop at a time, stirring after each drop until you’ve achieved the desired color.

Place your soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport. Now evenly pour the blue tinted soap base into each of the six mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully transport the soap to your refrigerator.

Once the base has re-hardened, remove the mold from your fridge.

Now place a snowflake cabochon into the center each of your soap mold cavities, on top of the now hardened blue soap. (I bought my snowflake cabochons from Tiny Bees on Etsy.)

You’re now ready to pour the second layer of soap. This will be the clear layer that allows you to see the snowflake which will be embedded inside of your snowflake soap favors.

Weigh out 5 oz. of clear melt and pour base and cut into chunks. Place the soap inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Now weigh out .1 oz. of peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted base.

Spritz the tops of the soap previously prepared inside your mold with alcohol.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Now slowly pour the melted clear melt and pour soap base into the mold cavities over top of the blue base and snowflake cabochons, filling each mold cavity to the top.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Spritz with alcohol and allow the base to harden.

Once your snowflake soap favors have completely hardened, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Then simply label or decorate the packaging as desired.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

If you are planning to sell your snowflake soap favors, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and healthy all winter long!

If you like my snowflake soap favors project, then you may also like my DIY for cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs! They’re shaped like little gingerbread men and also perfect for the holiday season. You can find that project here.

Easy Handmade DIY Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Or also be sure to check out my DIY winter snowflake solid lotion bars here. For ideas for more DIY holiday gifts and winter themed projects and favors be sure to check out my DIY stocking stuffer Pinterest board here and my unique DIY Christmas gifts board here. You can find more wedding favors ideas on my DIY wedding board.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Snowflake Hard Lotion Bar Recipe: Dry Skin Remedy for Winter Skin Care

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Naturally care for your dry or chapped skin this winter with this seasonal snowflake shaped hard lotion bar recipe. The perfect dry skin remedy, this easy hard lotion bar moisturizes skin to soothe away irritation and dryness. It also makes a wonderful DIY holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer for friends, family, coworkers and teachers!

Snowflake hard lotion bar recipe. A natural dry skin remedy for your winter skin care routine. Naturally care for your dry or chapped skin this winter with this seasonal snowflake shaped hard lotion bar recipe. The perfect dry skin remedy, this easy hard lotion bar moisturizes skin to soothe away irritation and dryness. It also makes a wonderful DIY holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer for friends, family, coworkers and teachers!

Naturally Care for Skin This Winter with Hard Lotion Bars

Show your skin some love this winter with these moisture rich hard lotion bars. Crafted from a collection of richy moisturizing carrier oils like argan and camellia seed oils, these cute snowflake shaped hard lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long. Don’t let your dry skin drive you crazy with all the itching and scratching! Try this natural dry skin remedy instead.

Winter Snowflake Hard Lotion Bar Recipe: A Natural Dry Skin Remedy for Your Winter Skin Care Routine. Care for your skin this winter with this snowflake shaped hard lotion bar recipe. A dry skin remedy this hard lotion bar moisturizes skin & soothes dryness.

These pretty blue snowflake hard lotion bars have just a hint of shimmer making them the perfect choice for DIY holiday gifts or winter wedding favors. While the clean up can be a bit challenging – I recommend washing everything ASAP and washing it twice in super hot water – you can make this hard lotion bar recipe in just 30 minutes.

30-Minute Hard Lotion Bars for your winter skin care routine. These pretty blue snowflake hard lotion bars are the perfect dry skin remedy for winter. Lightly tinted with blue and shimmering pearl mica, these homemade hard lotion bars make lovely DIY holiday gifts or winter wedding favors.

Snowflake Hard Lotion Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Hard Lotion Bar Ingredients:

5 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
3 oz. refined shea butter
1 oz. refined cocoa butter
1 oz. refined coconut oil or babassu oil
2 oz. camellia seed oil (tea seed oil)
2 oz. jojoba oil or hemp seed oil
1 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. fragrance oil or .07 oz. essential oil(s)
1 ml rosemary extract (optional)
1 ml non-GMO vitamin E oil (optional)
pinch matte cobalt blue ultramarine powder
1/4 teaspoon white or pearl sparkle mica pigment (or similar)

Supplies:

One – 6 Cavity Snowflake Silicone Cake & Chocolate Mold
digital kitchen scale
4 cup glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
pot holder or kitchen towel
stick/immersion hand blender
graduated transfer pipettes
butter knife or stainless steel utensil for stirring
spray bottle with alcohol, optional
microwave or double boiler
cutting board

Instructions:

This hard lotion bar recipe will yield six solid lotion bars each weighing 2.5 oz. or more.

Ready to make these fun winter snowflake shaped hard lotion bars? Great! Let’s get started. Start by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter into a large 4 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt these in either a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave until half melted.

Next, weigh out the shea butter to add to the partially melted beeswax and cocoa butter. Continue heating until all the hard lotion bar ingredients have melted completely.

Now carefully remove the melted ingredient from the microwave using a kitchen towel or pot holder. Alternately, turn the heat off on the double boiler

Then weigh out the coconut oil, camellia seed oil, argan oil and jojoba oils. Stir into the previously melted ingredients for your hard lotion bars.

Use a butter knife or other stainless steel utensil to stir until all ingredients have melted.

Measure out the rosemary extract, and vitamin E using a different plastic transfer pipette for each ingredient. Stir into the melted carrier oils, butters and wax.

Then weigh out the fragrance oil or essential oil. Stir thoroughly into the melted hard lotion bar ingredients. (You can use any skin safe fragrance oil or essential oil of your choice. Otherwise, if no fragrance is desired, simply omit this ingredient.)

Now add a pinch – 1/8th of a teaspoon or less – of the cobalt blue ultramarine powder to the melted ingredients and 1/4 teaspoon of white or pearl sparkle mica.

Using a stick blender, mix the pigment powders into the melted, hard lotion bar ingredients.

Place your snowflake silicone mold onto a cutting board. This allows you to easily move your mold without spilling the ingredients.

Then slowly pour the hard lotion mixture evenly into each of the six snowflake shaped cavities. If there are air bubbles from the mixing process, simply spritz the tops lightly with alcohol until the bubbles are gone.

Now place the mold in your refrigerator (or freezer for a faster cooling time) until the hard lotion bars have all solidified completely.

Finally remove the hard lotion bars from the refrigerator or freezer. Then push each of your snowflake hard lotion bars out of the mold by slowly turning them out of each cavity.

DIY Winter Wedding Favor Gift Idea - Homemade DIY Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Tightly wrap each solid lotion bar in plastic food wrap film or place each inside an 8 oz. deep round tin with lid for storage or gifting.

To use the lotion bars you created with my hard lotion bar recipe, simply massage onto your skin, then rub in.

These DIY Matcha Green Tea Butter Bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea to create a luxurious solid lotion bar that melts onto skin upon application. Unlike recipes for traditional solid lotions bars, these naturally green tinted DIY Matcha Green Tea Butter Bars absorb quickly and won't leave your skin feeling greasy.

More Hard Lotion Bar Recipes

Want to learn how to make more hard lotion bars for your natural skin care routine? Here are some of my other hard lotion bar recipes for making solid lotions to take on the go!

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