This homemade peppermint soap recipe can be used with just Spearmint, or with a combo of the two mints. The only time of the year that peppermint sold well at the store was at Christmas. And that peppermint bar was made white with a red stripe soap that we called Candy Cane. We sold a Christmas 3 pack of soap, in a little box, with that Candy Cane scent, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, and Christmas Spice (links below).
Homemade peppermint soap recipe:
- Basic #2 recipe: (other soap bases here)
51.2 oz Olive Oil or an Olive/Canola blend
6.2 oz Coconut oil
6.2 oz Palm oil
23.4 oz water
8.6 oz lye crystals
- for this scented bar, add:
- 1.5 T of spearmint essential oil
- 1.5 T of Peppermint essential oil (or 3 T of peppermint for a Candy Cane type bar)
- 1 – 2 tsp of color, perhaps a pastel green, like mint green, I used 1/4 tsp of hydrated green oxide (or red for a Candy Cane strip)
- to make a scrubby type bar for hands or feet:
- add 1 cup of pumice and/or pumice sand (the sand is grittier)
- Remember to mix the base color in one cup of base, mix well, and add back in
- Place the pumice in a larger cup or bowl with 2 cups of base, mix well, and add back to pot, mix well, pour into molds.
The image below is a great example of simplicity. It is naturally un-tinted and with the addition of peppermint leaves:
For skin and feet, Peppermint has a very important therapeutic value in affecting the skin and nerve endings in a beneficial and healing way. You probably have noticed that Foot lotion usually has peppermint in it. The action of the peppermint will cool, yet mildly tingle away, the daily damage and soreness from feet. I use this quite often, and yes it does work. You can always buy peppermint essential oil, use your regular lotion, put a little blob on lotion in your hand, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil, mix in your palm, and apply to feet. You’ll get relief in no time.
Love the color tones and vertical rectangle of the soap below. This is a peppermint and sage bar tinted with natural green clay. Notice that the layers are separated by a very thin layer of gray soap – very pretty!
For a mechanics bar or scrubby bar:
Pumice is often used in gentle scrubby bars for workers that get greasy or dirty hands like mechanics. Depending on your customer base, you could use this homemade peppermint soap recipe to create a combo of peppermint, orange, pumice, pumice sand, and even oatmeal could create the perfect cleansing and cooling action.
Here’s an example below of the perfect hand and foot scrubby bar. The therapeutic and cleansing ingredients of pumice, peppermint and tea tree, all to help working hands and feet. Excellent labeling too!
Here’s a big informative list of what you can use peppermint essential oil for, from Dr. Axe.
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