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!
Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe
5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
8.8 oz. distilled water
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.