Gifts in a jar are frugal and personalized gift ideas that everyone loves! Learn how to make DIY peppermint soap and use it to create a lovely (and pampering) holiday gift perfect for teachers, friends, family, neighbors, and more!
DIY gifts are some of my favorites to give because they’re easy on the budget, and people LOVE receiving them.
After I made my super easy DIY Bath Salts Recipe, I received so many requests to make homemade soap. I put it on my (never-ending) list of crafts to make, figuring that I would get to it at some point. Well, the day to make DIY soap is here, and since it’s almost the holiday season, I figured I should make it holiday-themed.
Did you know that homemade peppermint soap is easy-breezy to make? Well, if you didn’t, you will in just a few minutes!
Note: If you love DIY bath and beauty gifts as much as I do, make sure to check out some of my favorites, including my How to Make Bath Bombs in Any Shape, DIY Rainbow Bath Bombs, and Milk Bath Recipe With Coconut and Peppermint.
How To Make Peppermint Soap
Making soap has never been easier or more fun. Here’s everything you need to know – be sure to catch the video if you like watching the process.
Here’s what you’ll need for this craft. I’ve even included a few handy links to help you find some items faster and more easily.
- Goat’s milk soap base
- Soap colorant
- Peppermint essential oil
- Microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup with a spout
- Soap molds (any size and shape you desire)
Since some people learn best by watching the process in action, I made a short video for you! You can watch the video below for easy instructions for making your soap.
Peppermint Soap Instructions
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? Check out our step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.
Start by cutting your soap base into small chunks with a knife.
Add these chunks to your microwave-safe container.
Microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted.
Add peppermint essential oil to your scent preference. A few drops should be enough.
Pour your melted soap into your molds.
Add a few drops of colorant to the molds.
Use a toothpick to swirl until the desired color is reached.
Allow your soap to cool completely, then remove the soap from the mold.
Then you can add it to this pampering gift in a jar along with some peppermint bath salts. This a fun gift that anyone will love any time of the year!
How To Turn Peppermint Soap Into A Gift In A Jar
Now that you have the peppermint soap, it’s time to take it and make a gift in a jar with it! Here’s how:
- Wide mouth mason jar
- Free printable labels
- Small plastic bags
- Double-sided adhesive runner
- Lotion and other pampering items (follow this recipe to make the peppermint bath salts)
Now, do you want to turn that peppermint soap into something special? Then follow the instructions below!
Add your peppermint soap and bath salts to the plastic bags.
Tie with a ribbon.
Cut out the labels and use your adhesive to add to the bags.
Pro Tip: Use a circle cutter or punch for perfect cuts.
Add all of your gifts to the inside of the mason jar.
Cut out the topper and add it to the mason jar lid.
Add the lid to the jar, then tie the gift tag to the neck of the jar.
Your peppermint soap and your pampering gift in a jar are ready for giving to anyone on your list!
This post is a two-for-one! Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making DIY peppermint soap. If you have a question, please check to see if I’ve already answered it below. Don’t see your question? Leave it for me in the comments!
How do I wrap a gift in a jar?
Well, the shape of the mason jar makes it hard to wrap, doesn’t it? Actually, not needing to wrap the gift is part of the beauty (and appeal) of mason jar gifts. The clear jar allows you to get a preview of all the goodness inside.
Adding a pretty ribbon and a gift tag pretty much takes it from “items in a jar” to “gift in a jar.”
What is peppermint soap good for?
If you haven’t experienced the magic of peppermint soap, you are in for a treat! Not only is the aroma soothing yet invigorating, but the peppermint soothes skin irritation and inflammation. Using peppermint soap is a spa-like experience!
This quick and easy gift is also super inexpensive to make. Grab your supplies and get started making some peppermint fun today!
More Mason Jar Craft And Gift Ideas
Do you love this peppermint soap gift in a jar and want more jar ideas? Try the links below!
- Use your knife and cut your soap base into small chunks.
- Put the chunks into a microwave-safe container.
- Microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted.
- Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Stop adding based on your preference for the strength of the scent.
- Pour the melted soap into the mold.
- Add a few drops of colorant to the melted soap.
- Swirl the colorant and melted soap with a toothpick until you reach the desired color.
- Allow your soap to cool completely, then remove it from the mold.
- Put your peppermint soap and bath salts inside the plastic bags.
- Close each bag with a ribbon.
- Cut out the labels and adhere them to your bags with adhesive.
- Insert your gifts into the mason jar.
- Add the topper to the mason jar lid.
- Twist the lid on the jar and finish off your presentation by tying the gift tag around the neck of the jar.
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