DIY Halloween Bat Soap with Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Glitter

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You know how you have a great project idea? Then when the time comes to actually make it, you only just then realize you don’t have that one thing you absolutely need. Well, that’s exactly how my DIY Halloween bat soap was born.

Halloween Soap DIY. Learn how to make this glitter DIY Halloween bat soap for non-candy Halloween gifts using melt and pour soap and biodegradable eco-friendly glitter. A fun and easy homemade soap recipe.

If you recall from my Halloween solid lotion bar recipe, I have this super cute silicone Halloween soap mold. Not only does it have a toothy bat mold, there’s also a witch, two pumpkins and a sweet little sugar skull.

As sugar skulls were trending on Pinterest, I really wanted to make little sugar skull soaps. I was planning to dust the inside of the mold with biodegradable eco-friendly glitter in a collection of bright colors. Then fill it white melt and pour soap. The finishing touch, however, was going to be painting on details with cosmetic mica powders. As it turned out however, I realized as I was gathering all of my materials for my sugar skull soaps, I didn’t have that one crucial supply.

Ordinarily I pretty much have everything I need to create just about anything. Despite scaling back on soap making supplies with each move, I alway have more than enough to throw an impromptu craft party. However, with my divorce finally (FINALLY!) final, I’m in the process of moving in with my boyfriend. Because of that, not everything I need is in his apartment yet. Some of it is still at my friend Bambi’s house.

Halloween Soap DIY. Learn how to make this glitter DIY Halloween bat soap for non-candy Halloween gifts using melt and pour soap and biodegradable eco-friendly glitter. A fun and easy homemade soap recipe.

Rather than take a fifteen minute drive, lose a half hour and as a consequence also lose my motivation in the process, I opted for a DIY Halloween bat soap instead. With glitter. (I mean there’s no time to start sullying someone else’s apartment with glitter than the present, right?

By now you’re probably wondering what the heck I didn’t possibly have on hand for those sugar skull soaps if the glitter was a go.

In the end, my project was derailed by an absent paint brush.

Oddly enough, Greg and I had also just run out of Q-tips. So my back up plan was also a no go.

I’m a little dismayed I likely won’t be able to make my sugar skull soaps in time to blog for Halloween. However, I actually love how my DIY Halloween bat soap turned out. It’s cute. It was fun to make. And now I have a really easy soap making project to share with you!

Halloween Soap DIY. Learn how to make this glitter DIY Halloween bat soap for non-candy Halloween gifts using melt and pour soap and biodegradable eco-friendly glitter. A fun and easy homemade soap recipe.

DIY Halloween Bat Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2.15 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
24 drops (around 2 mL) peppermint essential oil
matte black soap making color bar or black mica
fine cosmetic bio glitter in color(s) of choice

Instructions:

My DIY Halloween bat soap recipe will yield a single bat soap. If you’re interested in making additional soaps for the silicone Halloween soap mold that I used, I did get the approximate amount of melt and pour soap you need for each cavity. Keep in mind that this is by weight. Additionally, as not all soap bases weigh the same amount, weights may vary slightly from base to base.

Amount of melt and pour soap (by weight) needed for each cavity.

  • Bat – 2.15 oz.
  • Skull – 1.65 oz.
  • Middle pumpkin – 2.1 oz.
  • Witch hat – 2.35 oz.
  • Ghost – 1.95 oz.
  • Bottom pumpkin – 2.15 oz.

Halloween Soap DIY. Learn how to make this glitter DIY Halloween bat soap for non-candy Halloween gifts using melt and pour soap and biodegradable eco-friendly glitter. A fun and easy homemade soap recipe.

Getting started.

To recreate my DIY Halloween bat soap, you will need several supplies. These include the following.

Step #1

Using a digital scale, weigh out 2.15 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base for your DIY Halloween bat soap. Cut into chunks with a knife. Then place the soap into a heat safe glass measuring cup.

Step #2

Heat the soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. Be sure to stir the soap after heating.

Step #3

Once the soap has melted, add a small sliver of the black color black. Stir the soap until the color block has completely melted. (Alternately you may also use a pinch of black mica.) You can add more color as needed. However, keep in mind that overuse of colorants may cause the soap to bleed and can potentially stain skin.

Halloween Soap DIY. Learn how to make this glitter DIY Halloween bat soap for non-candy Halloween gifts using melt and pour soap and biodegradable eco-friendly glitter. A fun and easy homemade soap recipe.

Step #4

Now add your desired amount of fine, cosmetic eco-friendly biodegradable glitter in your color(s) of choice. (For a more subtle sparkle, try this eco-friendly ultra fine biodegradable glitter instead.) Stir to incorporate.

Step #5

Using a plastic transfer pipette or dropper, add the peppermint essential oil to the melted soap base. Mix again.

Step #6

Place your soap mold on top of a cutting board. Once your soap has cooled somewhat and starts to develop a film on top, remix the soap. Then pour the melted soap base for your DIY Halloween bat soap into the bat cavity of the mold. Spritz the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Step #7

Using the cutting board for support, transport the soap mold to the refrigerator. Allow the soap to cool and completely solidify.

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Step #8

Once your DIY Halloween bat soap has hardened, remove it from the mold. Wrap it tightly in foodservice film until ready to use or to give as a handmade Halloween gift.

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DIY Batman Soap for Halloween

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Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

With all the caped crusaders and nefarious villains that I’m sure I’ll see running around downtown this Halloween, I thought what better than to create a superhero inspired soap! As I don’t have a plentiful supply of shaped silicone molds on hand – yet! – this DIY Batman Soap was made using homemade molds from containers I had in my kitchen cupboard. This include the rectangular Rubbermaid container from my Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit and a Gladware type container that’s the same size the lunch meats come in. For the Batman call symbol shape I used a computer printout from the internet, a paring knife and my pottery needle tool.

Here’s how I made my DIY Batman Soap.

Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

I used a aloe & olive detergent free melt and pour soap base (from a previous project) for this soapmaking project. I started out using the rectangular block from my Lunch Blox as the mold for my bat shape. I weighed 2.5 oz. of the melt and pour soap base using a digital scale then melted it in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave, about 30 seconds, until it was completely melted. I then mixed .1 oz. of Australian midnight black clay and 2 oz. of cosmetic fine jet black glitter into the soap and then poured it into my makeshift mold, spritzed the top with alcohol to remove any air bubbles and placed it in the freezer.

DIY Batman Soap Tutorial for Halloween

After about a half hour I removed the soap from the freezer and gently pressed it out of the mold from the bottom. (If your soap doesn’t come out easily, put it back in the freezer for a bit longer.) Then I googled for the image using the search term “batman” symbol,” chose the image I wanted and then printed it out onto regular paper. I then cut out the shape with a few modifications to make cutting out the shape in soap easier.

DIY Batman Soap

I used my pottery needle tool (in the smaller areas) and a paring knife to cut out the bat. (Not handy with a blade? Use a bat shaped cookie cutter instead.)

Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

I then placed my bat shape into the Gladware type container. Next I cut up and melted 2.9 oz. of my soap base. I added a yellow liquid soap colorant one drop at a time until I reached the color I wanted and stirred well. I then poured the yellow soap slowly around the bat shape in my mold and then spritzed the top with alcohol. Next, I placed my container of soap in the freezer. (Psst. This photo is from instagram! For more behind the scenes photos like this one, be sure to follow me!)

Finally I removed the soap from the freezer and slowly pressed it out of the mold. And voila! In retrospect this made one very large bar of soap. It also made a very thin bar of soap. If you like the idea of a giant shaped soap then this is perfect! It would be great as a novelty soap. However should you want a thicker bar I would pour a layer of soap to desired height into the final mold first, allow it to harden, then spritz with alcohol. Then I would place the bat soap on top of this soap in the final mold and then pour more yellow soap around the bat shape up to the final step.

Want to add a fragrance to this soap? Simply add a skin safe fragrance oil to the melted soap at 3% of the total weight.

Try this with other containers and shapes to customize more unique soaps. Or try carving a block of soap with a small knife or pottery tools and explore your creative side!

For more DIY soapmaking ideas be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also find more DIY Halloween projects by following my Halloween DIY Projects and Ideas Pinterest board.

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