We are all about celebrating and enjoying every little holiday in our house. St. Patrick’s is a fun, light holiday that is super easy to prep for. All you need is a green shirt and some green treats to make it a mini party but this year I decided to add a few more touches. These Lucky Lime Leprechaun Soap Bars make perfect St. Patrick’s Day DIY gifts. They are also great hand soaps at the sink for a bit of fun decor. Kids will love them in the tub, and when the washing is done there is a fun Leprechaun coin to keep inside!
St. Patrick’s Day Soap Tutorial
- Glycerin soap block
- Green glitter
- Plastic gold coins
- Lime essential oil
- Silicone mold
How To Make These DIY Leprechaun Lucky Lime Hand Soaps:
First gather all the supplies you need and have them ready at hand to make your leprechaun gifts.
Invest in a block of glycerin soap base (Amazon affiliate link) and you can use it all year, inserting various small items to make the holidays and seasons not only fun but a little bit cleaner! Cut your soap block into squares about 1” x1 “ in size, this will help it melt fast and evenly. I usually eyeball the size of the mold to determine how many pieces I need to fill it, then add 1 or 2 for good measure. Pop your blocks into a large saucepan over medium heat and stir frequently until it is completely melted.
Place a coin in each spot in your mold that you would like to make a soap in, this mold came from Ikea but you can also pick one up on Amazon. HERE is a similar one I found but the squares are twice as large as mine.
Remove soap from heat and quickly stir in your desired amount of green glitter (1 tsp) and lime essential oil, a natural antibacterial, to your desired scent strength (about 30 drops).
Drop a four leaf clover coin into each soap mold. (I got my St. Patrick’s day coins at the dollar store.) Pour melted soap base over coins to fill your mold.
Let sit until fully hardened, at least an hour or more. Then remove your soap carefully from the mold.
Store in a cool dry place when not using your soaps.
Wrap your St. Patty’s Day soaps up in some cute little gift bags and there you have the cutest St. Patrick’s Day DIY Gifts to give out in the classroom or as party favors. They make great little gifts from leprechauns! What do you plan to do with your Lucky Lime Leprechaun Soaps?
You may also want to try this cute and easy paper straw vase for some DIY St. Patrick’s Day decor.