Are you tired of stocking full of junk that your kids don’t need? Even when you fill them with gifts that aren’t candy, you still find the small toys and art supplies broken all over the house. This year, add a little something kids will love but is still practical like these DIY shimmery ice cream soaps.
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It’s Day 12 and we are ready to Hang the Stockings by the Chimney with Care!
I can’t believe it’s the last day of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. This has been so much fun and absolutely inspiring. If you’ve missed any of the days, you can find a complete list of projects right here.
Since we’re getting down to the wire on Christmas I wanted to end with a super easy stocking stuffer idea. Too often, we get caught up in finding the perfect gift that we forget all about the stockings. These DIY shimmery ice creams soaps are a super quick and easy gift you can whip up in time for Christmas.
In case you don’t have all of the materials, I’ve included links to all of them on Amazon so that you can get them quickly and finish off your list before the big day.
DIY Shimmery Ice Creams Soaps Materials
First, measure out 4.5 oz. of your soap base.
I use an old cheese grater to grate my soap base so that it melts more quickly. This also makes it much easier to get the exact amount that you need.
Next, place your 4.5 oz. of soap base into your pouring pot.
Then measure out 2 oz. of unrefined shea butter and add it into your pouring pot as well.
Add a half inch of water to a sauce pot and bring it to a boil.
After your water is boiling, turn the heat down to medium and place your filled pouring pot inside.
Next, melt your soap base and shea butter, stirring frequently.
Once your soap and shea butter are melted, add in .1 oz of orange mica powder (or whatever color you want) and stir until combined.
If you use the set that I link to above, that’s an entire bag.
Next, stir in 10-15 drops of orange essential oil.
Step 9 (Optional)
Place your sticks in place on your mold.
-The sticks are meant to be reused so I would omit them if you are giving these as gifts outside of your immediate family.
-If you do not use the sticks, the amount of base that this makes is enough for 6 soaps instead of 3. This is because you cannot fill the molds as high without the sticks in place.
Now, pour your melted base into your molds. Again, if not using the sticks, only fill them about halfway (just to the bottom of the stick opening).
Add the lid to your mold to protect your soaps while they cool.
Lastly, after your soaps have cooled completely, remove them from the molds and wrap in cellophane to gift!
You can absolutely freeze these if necessary to ensure that they come cleanly out of the molds. Let them cool about 20 minutes before freezing so that bubbles and other imperfections can settle beforehand.
These DIY shimmery ice cream soaps are the perfect no-junk stocking stuffers that kids will totally love. They also make fantastic classroom gifts or even party favors. Before you head to Amazon to order your supplies, it’s time to check out the other awesome stocking ideas from my friends below!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.