There are so many reasons to love pine! Along with amazing medicinal qualities, it smells great and has a beautiful rich green color.
DIY Pine Soap is a great way to have an easy, natural soap on hand for gifting. It features a whole pine sprig and makes a beautiful gift for anyone who enjoys the scent of pine. This recipe will make four bars of soap and you can also add in other oils or fragrances if desired.
This melt and pour soap is incredibly simple to make.
How to Make Pine Sprig Soap
Makes 4 soap bars
- ¾ lb glycerin melt and pour soap base
- 10 drops Forest Pine fragrance oil https://amzn.to/3xHaz0i
- Tiny amount of Dark Green mica powder, less that ⅛ teaspoon - too much will make it too green and you won’t see the pine sprig https://amzn.to/3I3VMl8
- 4 sprigs of pine
- Wooden craft stick for stirring
- Large microwave safe spouted measuring cup
You can use Pine Essential Oil instead of fragrance oil if you want a more natural soap, but be aware that the scent won't be as strong.
Cut the soap base into one inch cubes and dump into the measuring cup.
Heat soap in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until soap if fully melted.
Add fragrance oil and stir well.
Add mica powder, just a tiny amount, and stir well.
Pour a small amount of soap base into the mold cavities to just fill the bottom about ⅛ inch.
Set a pine sprig into each mold cavity, gently pushing it into the soap layer.
Pour soap base to fill each mold cavity, covering the pine sprigs.
Allow soap to set for 1-2 hours, then remove from mold.
It's as easy as that! Melt and pour soap makes for such an easy, fun project.
Have you ever made your own soap before?