Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe

Cold Process Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe for Fall made using real organic pumpkin!

This cold process homemade pumpkin soap recipe is handmade using real organic pumpkin making it a perfect soap for the fall season! Pumpkin isn’t just cool because it’s autumn, though. It’s also great for your skin too! Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which are shown to help smooth and brighten skin. In addition pumpkin also contains vitamins A and C which have been shown to help soften and soothe skin as well as boost collagen production which helps to prevent signs of aging.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by your local grocer for a can of organic pumpkin and get to work on this homemade pumpkin soap recipe to help keep your skin looking bright and beautiful throughout the fall season and beyond. Plus these homemade pumpkin soap bars make lovely homemade gift ideas for the holidays! So be sure to make enough to share!

Cold Process Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe made using real organic pumpkin!

Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.5 oz. pomace olive oil
6.6 oz. sustainable palm oil
13 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
5 oz. rice bran oil
1.5 oz. shea butter
1.3 oz. cocoa butter

5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
8.8 oz. distilled water

2.5 oz. organic canned pumpkin
2 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
pinch each of yellow oxide and red iron oxide pigment powders, optional

Instructions:

To create this homemade pumpkin soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. This recipe will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and will yield approximately 10-12 bars of homemade pumpkin soap depending on how they are cut.

Begin by mixing your lye water. Weigh out the water and lye using a digital scale then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix well until all the lye has dissolved then set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Heat over medium heat until all oils are melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once your lye-water and soapmaking oils reach around 95°F-100°F you’re ready to make soap.

If you are planning to add a colorant to your soap, start by adding a pinch each of yellow and iron oxide pigment powders to your soapmaking oils and then mix well with a stick blender.

Next slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix until you reach a light trace. Add the pumpkin and mix again until it is fully incorporated then add the fragrance oil if desired and continue mixing until your soap has reached a full trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold, cover and insulate. After twenty-four hours have passed you can unmold your soap and cut it into bars. Allow soap to cure 3-6 weeks before using then wrap and label as desired.

For more homemade cold process soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News blog and around the web.

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Create your own easy fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice room spray!

Fall is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than with the fabulous scent of this homemade pumpkin spice room spray! This easy fall craft project will make your home and linens smell like your favorite autumn scents that can be carried over into the holiday season. Don’t just stick to the amazing scent of pumpkin spice though. You can customize this homemade room spray recipe with any of your favorite fragrances!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. Polysorbate 20
.1 oz. Pumpkin Pie Spice fragrance oil

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the ingredients using a digital scale and combine in a plastic or glass 2 oz. bottle with a fingertip mister using a funnel. Shake well and mist as desired.

Don’t want to use a fragrance oil? Try a blend of natural clove, ginger and cinnamon essential oils instead! Or substitute with any other of your favorite fragrance oils or essential oils!

For more fall pumpkin spice recipes try my homemade bath and body recipes for Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub, and Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub.

For more recipes and DIY fall craft projects like this one be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!

Nuts Over You Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

Nuts Over You Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

My Nuts Over You Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe is all about using natural nut oils! And you would certainly be hard pressed to get a homemade soap bar any nuttier than this one!

This homemade cold process soap recipe includes macadamia nut, hazelnut, sweet almond, walnut oil and coconut oil in addition to coconut milk powder. I then scented it with a coconut lime verbena fragrance oil though you can substitute with your favorite skin safe fragrance oil or essential oil at half the amount.

Nuts Over You Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil
3.6 oz. hazelnut oil
5.4 oz. sweet almond oil
1.8 oz. cocoa butter
3.6 oz. walnut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
1.8 oz. sesame oil
10.8 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
2 oz. stearic acid

12 oz. distilled water
5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide pellets

1/2 Cup coconut milk powder
2 oz. fragrance oil

Directions:

To create this homemade cold process soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Begin by measuring out the water into a large Pyrex measuring cup or heat proof pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix until all the lye has dissolved then set the lye-water aside in a well ventilated area to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils, shea and cocoa butters, and stearic acid and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all the ingredients have melted then set aside to cool.

Once the soapmaking oils and lye-water have reached around 95°-100°F you’re ready to make soap!

Begin by adding the coconut milk powder to the soapmaking oils and mix well. Then slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender adding the fragrance at trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold, cover and insulate. Twenty-four hours later you can unmold your soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow the soap to cure 4-6 weeks before use for optimal results.

This homemade cold process soap recipe will fit into one of my easy DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Molds. The final loaf will yield anywhere from 10-12 bars of handmade soap depending on how thick you cut them. You can learn how to make a soap loaf cutter here for even bars.

Want to make this homemade cold process soap recipe palm free? If you are unable to source palm free stearic acid simply substitute the stearic acid with beeswax!

For more homemade cold process soap recipes go here. Or you can browse all of my homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News and around the web.

Keep up with all of my new DIY bath and beauty posts by following Soap Deli News Blog on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.