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How to Make Your Own Gingerbread Man Soap Bars: A Fun and Festive DIY for the Holidays




These adorable Gingerbread Man Soap Bars are made using a simple melt and pour soap base, and scented with a sugar cookie fragrance.


Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, where the sweet scent of gingerbread fills the air and holiday cheer is abundant! While devouring those delicious gingerbread cookies may be a given, have you ever thought about bringing that festive aroma into your daily self-care routine? Get ready to add a sprinkle of holiday magic to your bathtime with our delightful DIY project: making your very own gingerbread man soap bars! In this guide, we will take you step-by-step through this fun and creative process, ensuring that you not only captivate everyone's senses but also spread joy as personalized gifts for loved ones. So grab your apron and let's dive into this deliciously fragrant adventure together – because nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like homemade gingerbread goodness in every shower!


Supplies List


Makes 4 bars


Supplies:








You will also need a spouted container like a measuring cup that is microwave safe, and a wooden stick to stir the soap.


Directions:


  1. Cut the soap bases into one inch cubes, and add each to a separate container for melting. 

  2. Heat the white soap base in the microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.

  3. Add the Brown Mica Powder and stir well until the color is solid. Pour into all 8 of the gingerbread mold cavities. Allow to set and harden for about 1 hour. Unmold.

  4. Add the clear soap base to a container and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring  between each heat session, until fully melted.

  5. Add a tiny pinch of the Coffee Mica Powder, and the fragrance oil, stir well until the color is fully blended.

  6. Pour a small amount just to cover the bottom of 4 of the rectangular soap mold cavities. (Optional, spray with alcohol to reduce bubbles) Allow to fully set.

  7. Arrange two of the gingerbread men into each of the rectangular soap mold cavities that you poured a little of the soap into.

  8. Fill the remainder of each of those 4 soap mold cavities with the soap base. 

  9. Allow to cool and set completely, about 1-2 hours.


Benefits of Making Your Own Soap Bars




There are many benefits to making your own soap bars, especially during the holiday season when gift-giving is in full swing. Not only is it a fun and creative activity, but it also allows you to customize the ingredients and scents to suit your personal preferences. Here are some of the top benefits of making your own gingerbread man soap bars:


1. Natural Ingredients: One of the biggest advantages of making your own soap bars is that you have complete control over the ingredients used. You can opt for all-natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils, which are gentle on the skin and free from harmful chemicals.


2. Customizable Scents: By making your own soap bars, you can experiment with different scents and create unique combinations that suit your preferences. For example, you can add warm spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to create a cozy gingerbread scent or mix in some peppermint essential oil for a refreshing twist.


3. Cost-Effective: Making your own soap bars can be much more cost-effective than buying commercially-produced ones. The initial investment in ingredients may seem high, but they will last for multiple batches of soap bars and end up saving you money in the long run.


4. Personalized Gifts: During the holiday season, handmade gifts hold a special meaning as they show that you have put thought and effort into creating something unique for your loved ones. These gingerbread man soap bars make for great personalized gifts that are sure to impress anyone.


The holiday season is the perfect time to get creative and make your own gifts for loved ones. Making gingerbread man soap bars is not only a fun and festive DIY project, but it also allows you to customize scents and ingredients to suit your preferences. With just a few simple steps, you can create unique and thoughtful gifts that will be sure to bring joy this holiday season. So why not give it a try and spread some holiday cheer with these adorable gingerbread man soap bars!



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