For today’s DIY post, we’re sharing how you can make your own Cool Peppermint Aloe Vera Soap using peppermint essential oil (which has antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties) and Stephenson Personal Care’s Aloe Vera Melt & Pour Soap Base. This soap base is a sulfate-free vegetable-based soap made using natural aloe vera. This mild soap gently cleanses and soothes the skin, which makes it perfect for those with dry and/or sensitive skins!
Pssst, we’ve a printable recipe card for this one too, so grab it from down below!
What You’ll Need:
- Aloe Vera Soap Base by Stephenson Personal Care
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Green Melt & Pour Soap Dye
- Organic Mint Powder
- Distilled Water (Reverse Osmosis Water works too)
- Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle (to get rid of surface bubbles!)
- Silicone Mold for 6 x 100g Bars of Soap (👉 like this one!)
- Soap Cutter (👉 wavy or straight works fine)
- Glass Pipette
- 1L Glass Beaker/Microwavable Glass Bowl
- Glass Stirrer
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Microwave (You can use the double boiling method too)
- Measuring Spoons
- Cut 600g of Aloe Vera Soap Base into small cubes with the soap cutter. The smaller you cut, the easier it melts.
- Place the cubs in a 1L glass beaker/microwavable glass bowl, and microwave it at the lowest heat setting. Stir every minute to avoid boiling the soap.
*Note: Just in case, we recommend stirring your soap every 10-20 seconds and to keep an eye on it as it melts.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix 3 tablespoon of Organic Mint Powder with 2 tablespoon of distilled water to create a paste.
- Remove melted soap base from microwave and add in the mint powder paste. Stir well to blend.
- Add 10 drops of Green Melt & Pour Soap Dye.
*Note: Feel free to adjust the color intensity to your liking.
- Using a glass pipette, add 5ml of Peppermint Essential Oil to the melted soap base. Stir again.
- Gently pour into silicone mold.
- Spray surface of soap with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove surface bubbles.
- Allow to cool for 1 hour. Once cooled, remove and use.
Want to know more about making your own soaps at home? Check out these posts of ours!
For Melt & Pour Soap
👉 Commercial Soaps VS Melt & Pour Soaps
👉 Melting Soap Bases – Which Method to Use?
👉 Why you shouldn’t add breast milk (or any fresh ingredient) to Melt and Pour Soap Bases
👉 Four Butters You Can Add to Your Melt & Pour Soap
👉 Soap Sweat and How to Fix It
👉 Guide for Adding Honey to Melt and Pour Soap
👉 Why You Should Use Honey Soap Base for Super Easy and Beneficial Honey Soaps
Some Recipes for Melt & Pour Soap
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