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Recipe: Holiday Wreath Melt And Pour Soap Bar

This lovely green soap is reminiscent of a holiday wreath in both color and fragrance. Like a walk through the forest, this refreshing soap is perfect for the holidays!



  1. Prepare a double boiler for melting the soap.
  2. Cut the soap base into ½ inch to 1 inch pieces and place in the top of the double boiler with the heat on very low.

Melting & Mixing:

  1. Melt the soap base, stirring periodically, until the soap is mostly melted. Turn off the heat and allow the residual heat to finish the melting process.

Alternatively, melt the soap in a glass heat-proof container in the microwave, starting with a 30 second interval. Stir to break up the pieces of soap and return to the microwave for an additional 10 seconds. Stir the soap again and repeat with five second intervals until the soap is completely melted.

Be careful to avoid allowing the soap to bubble up which can indicate too much time in the microwave.

  1. Place the soap mold onto a level surface where it can be left undisturbed for at least 30 minutes, or up to several hours.
  2. Mix the pigment powder and glycerin together in a small bowl. Add half of the pigment mixture to the melted soap and stir carefully to avoid forming too many bubbles. If a deeper color is desired, add the rest of the pigment and carefully stir in.
  3. Once the soap is completely melted, mix in the essential oils, stirring gently to avoid creating extra bubbles.
  4. Pour the soap mixture into your chosen soap molds. Be careful to not spill the hot soap as you pour!

Cooling & Packaging:

  1. Let the soap cool for at least 30 minutes for smaller molds and up to overnight for larger molds in warmer temperatures. Once set, apply firm but gentle pressure around the soap mold to release the bars from the mold.
  2. Package the bars according to their specific packaging needs. Use this bar in the bath, shower or for hand washing.


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