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DIY Candy Cane Soap with doTERRA essential oil

-the “Melt & Pour” Method for DIY soap making

Melt and pour soapmaking is the process of melting a preexisting soap base, most often adding color and fragrance or essential oil, then pouring the soap base into a mold. Once fully hardened, the result is a bar that is able to be used right away. A lovely thing to get the kids involved with too! 

You’ll Need: 

White Melt & Pour Soap Base 

Breathe Essential Oil 

Peppermint DoTerra Essential Oil 

Soap Mold 

Red Coloring 


Parchment Paper 

Red & White String 

If you’d like, you can order everything you need for this project, except for the essential oil at The Daily Essential Co DIY Amazon Store.


  1. Cut the soap base into (approximately) 1 inch chunks, and melt the soap base in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until the base has fully melted. You can also do this on the stove in a double boiler. 
  2. Mix 5 drops peppermint and 5 drops breathe into the liquid. 
  3. Divide the melted, scented soap base in two separate containers. 
  4. Add red soap colorant to one of the jars. You can use as little or as much red as you like. 
  5. Get out your soap molds! Fill each layer by color one at a time–Put down one layer of white soap base, and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then add a layer of the red base only once the white one has hardened, and back in the freezer. This will get even/clean layers between the red and the white!
  6. Let harden in the freezer. Pop out and cut into smaller slices for gift giving, and wrap in parchment paper and tie with red and white string!

Check us out on instagram @dailyessentialco to see a video instruction of this Recipe, under DIY Holiday Gifts!

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