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.


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


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.


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


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


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!


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


…a few drops of yellow…


…and mix, mix, MIX!


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.


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


REMEMBER: The more you add the darker that soap.


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


Fill the molds to the brim…


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


Once solid, gently remove the soap from the molds.


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


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


Let this be your time to be super creative!


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


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


…and topped that off with an orange bow.


Couldn’t be happier with the end result!



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!


  • 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!