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Candy Cane DIY Soap Recipe

By: Starr Durrant from
Candy Cane DIY Soap Recipe
Candy Cane DIY Soap Recipe
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"I cut up some white bars of soap into chunks and put each bar in the mic on high for 1 minute until a big fluffly cloud. Next I added a few drops of red food coloring and big tablespoon of crushed candy cane & press into pan .5" thick. Fill pan and when cool, cut, wrap in plastic and add a ribbon. Make a candy-can tripod (leave plastic on) with support bars for soap holder."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking



Materials List

  • soap
  • candy canes
  • red food coloring
  • saran wrap
  • shallow pan
  • glue gun
  • ribbon


  1. Cut bar of white soap into 6 chunks

  2. Put in disposable bowl in microwave for 1 minute on high or until big and fluffy

  3. Remove and quickly add big TBSP of crushed candy cane and 5 drops of red food coloring and mix until marbled

  4. Press into shallow pan - about .5" high

  5. Repeat until pan is full

  6. Cut into bars like brownies

  7. Cover in plastic wrap and ribbon

  8. For holder glue 3 candy-canes together with base at the top.

  9. Make sure front two have curved part set to be able to insert the soap

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This would be a great stocking stuffer, especially for the women, but I have a few questions about it. First, I can't quite wrap my head around the idea of something sticky in a bar of soap! Then, wouldn't the crushed candy be rough? Or does it dissolve fast enough when the soap is used?

Such great questions! I looked at Starr's blog to see if others had similar questions, and this is what she said: "I was worried the crushed candy cane would be sticky but not at all it an excellent exfoliate. Thanks for checking it out!" I hope that helps! -Editor of FaveCrafts

That definitely helps, thank you! )


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