Sunday Spotlight: Etsy Halloween Favorites

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A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate Halloween! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Etsy Halloween Favorites

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more to get you into the spirit of the season!

A collection of witchy, creepy, crawly, awesome Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday!

Raven Halloween Cupcake Toppers by Wall Decal 76 // Blood Bath Soap by Leeloo Soap // Ghost with the Most Beetlejuice Inspired Soap by Leeloo Soap // Bloody Brains Soap by Soap Rhapsody

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Witch’s Broom Scented Halloween Candle by Witch City Wicks // Golden Cauldron Bubble Bar by The big Meltdown // Parting the Veil Halloween Perfume by Traveling Vardo // Halloween Zombie Hand Soap by Soap Rhapsody

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Halloween Raven Skull Pendant by Raven Ranch // Black Matte Stiletto Nails by Rave Nailz // Gothic Black Bustle Dress by MGD Clothing // Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween by Kudzu Monster

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Halloween Spider Candy Corn Bubble Bar by Sink or Swim Bath Treats // Halloween Skull Soaps by Cutie Pie Soaps // Creepy Crawler Insect Soap by AJ Sweet Soap // Spider Patch Halloween Tart Soap by LolliLuscious

Bitten Bubble Bar by Whipped Up Wonderful and other Halloween bath and body favorites!

And finally, this super cool Bitten Bubble Bar by Whipped Up Wonderful. To discover more of my Etsy Halloween favorites be sure to check out my Halloweenland and Candy Corn Kisses favorites on Etsy here. You can also find my collection of pumpkin spice and chocolate & coffee bath and body favorites.

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Sunday Spotlight: Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

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Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

It’s fall and you know what that means – pumpkin spice! And really, how can you resist the spices that combine to bring you exceptional flavor, fragrance and warmth during autumn! Following are just a few of my pumpkin spice bath and body favorites for fall.

It’s fall and you know what that means - pumpkin spice! And really, how can you resist the spices that combine to bring you exceptional flavor, fragrance and warmth! Following are just a few of my favorite pumpkin spice bath and body products.

Moisturizing Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub by Sweet Therapy // Pumpkin Pie Scented Kaolin Clay Soap by Perma-Earth // Pumpkin Spice Deer Buck Soap by Lost River Rags & Candlelights // Handmade Pumpkin Spice Soap by Dirty Diva Soaps

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Balm by Siren Soap // Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub by The Yellow Mustard Seed Soap Co. // Pumpkin Chai Spice Cocoa Butter Soap by Soapwonderful // Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb by Magick and Macabre

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Perfume Oil by Ollie and Max Soap Co. // Pumpkin Cupcake Goat Milk Soap by Rustic Soap Shoppe // Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bomb by Bubble Funtastic // Pumpkin Spice Hair & Body Elixir by Miss Violet Lace

Handmade Pumpkin Spice Bath and Body Favorites

Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion by Etiquettes // Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream Soap Fluff by Love Lee Soaps // Pumpkin Spice Soap by Pink Parchment Soaps // Pumpkin Spice Emulsified Sugar Scrub by Soapaucity

For more pumpkin spice bath and body products, be sure to check out my other pumpkin spice bath and body favorites on Etsy here. Or, you may also enjoy my collection of fabulous favorites for fall or for Halloween!

Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Or for more of my handmade bath and body favorites, be sure to check out my past Sunday Spotlights featuring four unique artisan bath and body shops!

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Hot Process Pumpkin Pie Soap Recipe

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This hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe is made using the crockpot method and is made using frozen coconut milk cubes and canned pumpkin. It's a sure hit for fall and beyond for anyone who is a fan of pumpkin pie!

This hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe is made using the crockpot method and is made using frozen coconut milk cubes and canned pumpkin. It’s a sure hit for fall and beyond for anyone who is a fan of pumpkin pie!

Created by Beth Walker of Soap Mage, an online shop dedicated to bringing you handmade artisan soaps, Beth used the hot process soapmaking method to lend this homemade pumpkin pie soap a more rustic, true handmade look. Typically Beth loves using goat milk in her handmade soaps, however at the request of a loyal customer she crafted this hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe with coconut milk instead with her in mind. The result was a handmade soap that turned out to be one of Beth’s favorite milk soaps. As Beth is a self-defined foodie and lover of all things autumn, she also wanted to make this with hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe with real pumpkin so she chose to use actual canned pumpkin in addition to the coconut milk. And she was even more pleased that the pumpkin scent she chose also survived the saponification process and the fragrance shined through in the finished soap bars.

Following you’ll find Beth’s own hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe along with her directions for making your own handmade pumpkin pie soap. And, if you don’t have the time to make your own, you can always purchase Beth’s handmade soaps in her online shop. For those of you who are still getting the hang of things or aren’t entirely sure about using lye calculators yet, I’ve include the actual amount of each ingredient you’ll need to make a batch that fits into one of my DIY wooden soap molds.

This hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe is made using the crockpot method and is made using frozen coconut milk cubes and canned pumpkin. It's a sure hit for fall and beyond for anyone who is a fan of pumpkin pie!

Hot Process Pumpkin Pie Soap Recipe

© Beth Walker, owner of Soap Mage

Ingredients:

14.4 oz. olive oil (40%)
7.2 oz. sustainable palm oil (20%)
7.92 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil (22%)
3.6 oz. avocado oil (10%)
2.88 oz. almond oil (8%)

4.98 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide (6% superfat)
12.78 oz. coconut milk, frozen into cubes (35.5% water discount)

2.34 oz. canned pumpkin (approx. 6.5% of oil weight)
1.8 oz. pumpkin fragrance oil, of choice (5%)
1.33 oz. of 60% solution liquid sodium lactate (3.37%)

Instructions:

If you prefer to make this pumpkin pie soap recipe using the cold process soapmaking method, then you will need to follow my cold process soapmaking instructions here. Otherwise follow Beth’s instructions for making this pumpkin pie soap using the hot process soapmaking method below using your crockpot. And don’t forget to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye.

“Turn your crockpot on low while weighing out the oils. Then using a digital scale weigh out each of your soapmaking oils and then add the oils to the crockpot allowing any hard oils to melt down. While the oils are warming you should prepare your lye solution using the frozen, cubed coconut milk. (One of the great things about hot process soapmaking is that you don’t have to be too concerned about temperatures!) Create your lye solution by adding the lye to the coconut milk and mixing together until it has fully dissolved. Now add the sodium lactate to the lye solution and stir to combine. You’re now ready to add your lye solution to the oils! Slowly add the lye-coconut milk solution to the crockpot of soapmaking oils and blend with a spatula.

Next, use a stick blender to mix the lye solution and soapmaking oils until the soap reaches a light trace. Once the soap batter has reached a light trace add the canned pumpkin. Then use a stick blender to bring your soap to a thick trace.

Now put the lid on your crock pot and set the timer for about 15 minutes. Check your soap once the timer goes off. You should start to see the first stage. (For a pictorial on hot process soapmaking go here.) Continue checking the soap about every 15 minutes until your soap looks like mashed potatoes. You can zap test your soap if you like by sticking a wooden chopstick in the soap, allowing it to cool for a minute, then sticking it on your tongue. If there’s no zap then your soap is ready. If you feel a zap then this means the lye is still active and has not fully gelled. In this case it will feel a little like sticking your tongue to a 9V battery – which doesn’t hurt – but does tingle. Some soapers prefer to use pH strips, so if you have them handy, feel free to use them instead.

Once your soap has reached the “mashed potato” stage and there’s no zap, turn off your crockpot and use a thermometer to check the temperature of the soap. You don’t want to add any fragrance or essential oils while the soap is still fairly hot. Add your scent (if desired) and any colorants you’ve chosen to use at this time. For this particular hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe, I added a half teaspoon of orange mica to give the light orange color of the pumpkin pie soap a little more pop.

Now plop a layer of the soap into your prepared mold making sure to tap the mold on the table to get rid of any trapped air, especially since hot process soap is “fluffy.” If desired, you can add a light pencil line with some cocoa powder or a darker colored mica at this time. Next, add the remaining soap to the mold and tap the mold on the table again. You can help your soap cool down faster by placing your soap in the freezer as it’s likely still hot from cooking as well as from using milk in the recipe. Once your soap has cooled completely, you can remove it from the mold.

Although your soap is technically safe to use right away, hot process soap still needs to be fully cured just like cold process soap to allow the water to evaporate out. This not only makes for a harder bar but also a less harsh bar with a better lather. If I’m making soaps for myself and I’m impatient, I cure typically cure my hot process soaps for about 2 weeks before use. However, If I’m selling my soaps I’m always sure to give them a full four week cure.”

Your final soaps will yield the following properties (via SoapCalc.) This of course does not take into account the extra conditioning properties the fat from the coconut milk and the pumpkin lend to this soap.

Properties of Beth's Hot Process Pumpkin Pie Soap Recipe

Want to learn more about the woman behind Soap Mage?

Beth refers to herself as a soap alchemist. She loves everything to do with the middle ages including alchemy, ancient soapmaking (which she thinks of as alchemy!) and the artwork and architecture of the time. She’s also a hardcore RPG (role playing game) gamer, and is influenced heavily by gaming, Medieval history, science fiction, fantasy, and horror in her soapmaking. She’s currently working hard on branding her product line which is aimed more at the younger adult crowd as well as goths, gamers, and the like. Her desire is to set herself apart from other soapmakers which has allowed her to find her niche. Her inner geek loves to come out when she’s designing her handmade soaps in what she likes to call her soap alchemy lab.

While Beth has moved into creating handmade soaps with a more gothic look, she still loves to create the handmade soaps that got her started on her soapmaking journey prior to her branding her handmade soap line. This includes the more “familiar” homemade soap recipes like homemade coffee soaps and goat milk soaps, as well as foodie inspired homemade soaps like the her hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe featured here.

Moving forward Beth will be giving the pretty mica swirls she used in this pumpkin pie soap recipe a rest for a bit as she’s planning on making more handmade soaps with essential oils and natural colorants rather than synthetic ingredients to add to her growing product line. But don’t fret, because you can bet that all of Beth’s handmade soaps will still have some reference to alchemy since that her brand is becoming known for.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Beth’s handmade soaps or purchasing her products, you can visit her shop, Soap Mage, here. You can also keep up with all of her new soapy creations and news by following her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as well as by visiting her blog.

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Homemade Pumpkin Recipes for Skin and Beauty

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Craft these fun homemade pumpkin recipes for skin and beauty this fall and enjoy the fragrance of warm pumpkin spice in your bath and beyond all season long!

Craft these fun homemade pumpkin recipes for skin and beauty this fall and enjoy the fragrance of warm pumpkin spice in your bath and on your skin all season long! Following you’ll find nine fantastic pumpkin recipes for pumpkin spice scented bath bombs, homemade soaps, pumpkin scented scrubs and more!

Homemade Pumpkin Recipes for Skin and Beauty

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe – Treat yourself this fall with this easy homemade Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe. You’ll love the intoxicating scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite fragrance oil and the moisturizing shea butter, sesame oil and detoxifying sea salt. Plus, with a few tips you can make these perfect the very first try!

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

Fall Melt & Pour Pumpkin Soap Recipe – Craft your own pumpkin and leaf shaped soaps for fall with these easy melt and pour fall soap recipes! You can keep your fall soaps plain or dress them up with just a touch of bronze mica like I did with some of mine.

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

Homemade Cold Process Pumpkin Soap Recipe – 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.

This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters

Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe – This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for it’s healing, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters. You’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils in this homemade pumpkin spice lotion. Not only will you smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple, but you’re skin will thank you too!

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe – One of my favorite treats during fall is, of course, pumpkin pie. I have mine completely naked sans the whipped cream or cool whip, but I have been known to eat half of an entire pie in one sitting. This homemade natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe is reminiscent of that most delectable dessert.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe – This fantastic fall inspired homemade pumpkin sugar scrub recipe is whipped for a super creamy, sugary scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes! It’s made with natural pumpkin seed oil prized for its moisturizing properties to dry and damaged skin and is scented with a pleasingly pumpkin fragrance oil.

How to Make Massage Candles - DIY Pumpkin Massage Candle - Handmade Gift Idea

DIY Pumpkin Scented Massage Candle with Printable Labels – Create the perfect homemade gift for fall with this easy Perfect Pumpkin Massage Candle DIY! Not only does it scent the room with the mouth watering fragrance of pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup, but you can massage the melted wax onto your skin just like a lotion!

DIY Handmade Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Pumpkin Labels - Perfect for Fall Themed Gifts or Halloween Party Favors

Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe – This exfoliating salt scrub recipe is made with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and real pumpkin seed flakes. Plus it smells like a delicious mouth watering pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup.

And last, but not least, be sure to make my DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray! This easy fall craft project will make your home, linens and clothing smell like delectable pumpkin pie spice. 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!

For more homemade pumpkin recipes that you can make for fall, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest! You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr as well as FacebookTwitter, G+ and Instagram.


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DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

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DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Treat yourself this fall with this easy DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe. You’ll love the intoxicating scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite fragrance oil and the moisturizing shea butter, sesame oil and detoxifying sea salt. Plus, with a few tips you can make these perfect the very first try!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

13.5 oz. baking soda
8 oz. citric acid
3 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
1.5 oz. shea butter
1.5 oz. sesame oil
8 ml pumpkin or pumpkin spice fragrance oil of choice
pinch each of red iron oxide and yellow iron oxide pigment powders

Directions:

You’ll need a Wilton Silicone Leaf and Pumpkin Mold for this project. (You can also use this mold for my DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipe!) I also used a round bath bomb mold (optional.) (Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)

Begin by using a digital scale begin by weighing all of the dry ingredients and combining them in a large glass bowl or an 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Mix well to combine using a fork then add a pinch each of the pigment powders. (You only need a small amount! The color comes through when you add the wet ingredients.)

In a separate container weigh out the shea butter then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Then weigh out and add the sesame oil to the melted shea butter.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the wet ingredients. Mix well.

Now slowly pour the melted shea butter and sesame oil into the dry ingredients mixing as you go. Combine thoroughly so the entire mixture is damp.

You’re now ready to use your mold(s)! This recipe yielded three pumpkin bath bombs, one leaf bath bomb and one round bath bomb for me.

To mold your bath bombs take a large scoop of the mixture and place into your first pumpkin cavity. Add more until the bath bomb mixture is piled above the shape. DO NOT press any of the mixture into the mold until you’ve done this. Now press the mixture firmly into the mold all at once. Brush away the excess.

(Pressing the bath bomb mixture into the mold in stages will cause it to separate at those points and break apart.)

Repeat with the additional cavities.

You’ll want to wait two days before unmolding these to unmold clean shapes.

To create the round bath bomb(s) overfill each half of the round bath bomb mold the same way you did the silicone mold. Do NOT press the sides into the mold halves before joining them or you’ll end up with half circle bath bombs. Now press each overfilled side of the mold halves firmly together. Brush away any excess from the edges. (I also twisted the two halves of my mold together a bit.) You can gently unmold these immediately or wait a day.

To unmold the pumpkin and leaf bath bombs I first placed a cutting board on top of the mold then gently turned them over together in order to prevent any of the bath bombs from accidentally dropping out and breaking. Then I gently pressed each bath bomb out of the cavities.

Sore muscles? Substitute the sea salt in this pumpkin bath bomb recipe with epsom salt! You can also substitute the sesame oil with any other of your favorite carrier oils!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Once your pumpkin bath bombs have dried completely, they are ready to package! Simply wrap your bath bombs in plastic food service film or shrink wrap or use them right away! To use, simply add one bath bomb to warm running bath water, allow to dissolve and enjoy!

For more homemade bath bomb recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and other bath and beauty DIY’s follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. Or follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board for more Halloween fun!

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