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DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap

October 24, 2014

Hey everyone!

I put together another DIY today that is, bar none, the easiest project you could take on this season.  Only requiring a few ingredients, this Pumpkin Spice Bar Soap is simple, festive and smells so yummy!  Anything that makes my house smell like pumpkin is “A-OK” in my book.

The base of the pumpkin soap can be found at almost any crafting store.  I found mine at Michaels, in a 2lb solid block.

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 I decided to use a milky glycerin soap base.  The other option is translucent if you prefer.

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One of the easiest parts about this is the measurements are not specific.  You can eyeball everything!

I had three soap molds, so I guestimated how much soap to use, cut it into cubes, and placed them in a microwave safe container.

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You can start off by microwaving the soap for 30 seconds.

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After that you will want to microwave for an additional 20 seconds at a time, until the soap is entirely liquified.  Stir between heating.

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Once the soap is liquid, start adding soap coloring to the mixture.  I’d specifically use soap coloring over food coloring as I imagine food coloring could dye your skin, and we definitely don’t want that!

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Since we’re making pumpkin soap, the desired color is orange.  Start with a few drops of red coloring…

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…a few drops of yellow…

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…and mix, mix, MIX!

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You can adjust the color even more by adding additional coloring, but start off with less.  You can alway add more, but you can’t subtract.

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Next add a 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice at a time until you get the desired scent and color that you want.

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REMEMBER: The more you add the darker that soap.

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Once your mixture is to your liking, lay out your soap molds.  I also found these at Michaels.

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Fill the molds to the brim…

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And allow to sit for 45 minutes, or until the soap has solidified.

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Once solid, gently remove the soap from the molds.

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The result of your labor will be several scrumptious smelling bars of Pumpkin Spice Bar Soap!

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You can take it a step further by packaging the soap to make the most perfect gift!

Tools

Let this be your time to be super creative!

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I used a ruler and razor blade to cut up even strips of this great textured paper.

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I layered those strips with this gorgeous lace I found in the ribbon section of Michaels…

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…and topped that off with an orange bow.

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Couldn’t be happier with the end result!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and the end product as much as I did.  It really couldn’t have been easier to pull off and I highly recommend trying it for yourself.  Who needs a pumpkin spice latte when you can bathe in one, right? haha

Until next time.
xo, Rachel

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  • ALE October 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Gonna try it!

    http://www.alemint.co

  • Tess October 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing! I’m already thinking of how to make a peppermint soap for Christmas!

  • Liz October 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Such a lovely idea! I expecially love the idea to give it as a gift to someone.. It’s not expensive but still so nice 🙂 Great idea!