Two Fabulous Fall Bath and Beauty Recipes and A Review of For Soap’s Sake Subscription Box

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For Soap's Sake is a monthly soap supply subscription box that handpicks both unique and trending soapmaking supplies to send to you each and every month. The boxes included a variety of soapmaking supplies including molds, tools, ingredients, colorants, fragrances, and essential oils. And while monthly box subscriptions are available, you also have the option simply making a one time only box purchase.

Learn how to make your own DIY fall lip tint and a fall inspired caramel coffee scented dry body spray! Plus find lots of other ideas for ingredients found in this month’s For Soap’s Sake – a monthly soap supply subscription box! Don’t subscribe? Not to worry. You can visit For Soap’s Sake online to discover their list of suppliers and to find out where to buy your future soapmaking, bath and body ingredients.

Whether soapmaking is your hobby, your business or you’re just looking for DIY gift ideas for the holidays or wedding favors, For Soap’s Sake is a great way to try out new ingredients and find ideas that are sure to be hit for customers as well as friends and family.

What is For Soap’s Sake?

For Soap’s Sake is a monthly soap supply subscription box that handpicks both unique and trending soapmaking supplies to send to you each and every month. The boxes included a variety of soapmaking supplies including molds, tools, ingredients, colorants, fragrances, and essential oils. And while monthly box subscriptions are available, you also have the option simply making a one time only box purchase.

Of course no one wants to be stuck with soapmaking supplies they can’t use. Not only does a subscription box help you sample ingredients in smaller sizes, but there’s also a quiz on the For Soap’s Sake website that will help determine what comes in your box. Quiz questions ask what type of soaper you are – cold process/hot process, melt and pour and a bath and body maker – as well as whether you use only natural ingredients, what types of molds suit you best, whether you additives, etc.

In addition there are boxes available for every budget starting with the mini box at just $16.99 all the way up to the ultra box for $74.99. With four different box sizes to choose from, you simply can’t go wrong. Plus, if you opt to subscribe to For Soap’s Sake, you save 5%! A subscription to For Soap’s Sake also makes a great gift for a fellow DIY-er.

Not only is a box from For Soap’s Sake a great way to try out new ingredients, it’s also a great way to try out new soapmaking suppliers you may have not heard of or have not purchased for in the past.

Ready to subscribe now? Use coupon code: SOAPDELI5 and receive $5 off your first box from For Soap’s Sake. (You can order November’s box through October 31st.)

Learn how to make your own DIY Fall Lip Tint plus find lots of other ideas for ingredients found in this month's For Soap's Sake - a monthly soap supply subscription box!

I received the October box from For Soap’s Sake and was pretty excited about all the fun soapmaking ingredients and tools inside! My box included a spoon shaped silicone mold, a tear drop column mold – you’ve probably seen these used to make everything from rain drops in soap to seeds in watermelon soap – skewers, tea bags, dark cocoa butter, copper penny mica, bronze brown mica, titanium dioxide, marshmallow root powder, caramel coffee fragrance oil, afternoon tea fragrance oil, caffeine extract, vanilla stabilizer, and ylang ylang essential oil.

The ingredients were sourced from the following soapmaking suppliers: Nurture Soap, Nature’s Garden, Wholesale Supplies Plus, and Trendylee.

Discover two fantastic fall bath and beauty recipes for making your own DIY fall lip tint and DIY caramel coffee scented dry oil body spray!

Fall Bath and Beauty Recipes

I used several ingredients from the For Soap’s Sake October box to make two fall bath and beauty recipes. I used the dark cocoa butter and copper penny mica to make a fall lip tint and the caramel coffee fragrance oil to make a scented dry oil body spray one evening this past week with my friend Bambi. You can find those fall bath and beauty recipes below.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Fall Lip Tint Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.3 oz. dark cocoa butter
.3 oz. beeswax
.15 oz. (76° melt point) coconut oil
.1 oz. lanolin
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
1 Tablespoon copper penny mica
2 mL lavender essential oil
12 drops ginger or fresh ginger essential oil
10 drops cocoa absolute

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for this recipe.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Begin by weighing out the dark cocoa butter and beeswax into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power or less until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.)

Weigh out the coconut oil and lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter. If necessary, gently reheat the ingredients again to ensure they are fully melted. Stir well to ensure even distribution. (If you prefer not to use lanolin you can substitute more coconut oil for the lanolin or use shea butter! For a vegan lip tint you can also substitute the beeswax with .15 oz. of carnauba wax. You do need to use less carnauba wax as it is a harder wax than beeswax.)

Now weigh out the sweet almond oil and stir into the melted lip tint ingredients, again reheating if necessary.

Next, using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the lavender essential oil and add into the lip tint. Then use fresh pipettes or droppers to add the ginger essential oil and the cocoa absolute. Mix well.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the copper penny mica and stir into your lip tint. Mix well.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Now slowly pour the melted lip tint into your containers, stirring the mixture after each pour.

For this fall lip tint recipe Bambi and I evenly filled six small metal slide top tins. I received my metal tins from SKS Bottle & Packaging which you can find here.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

Once the lip tints have set up completely, slide on the lids for each tin then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Learn how to make this copper tinted lip tint for fall! These make wonderful homemade gifts or wedding favors. Or add them to your product line for your online shop, Etsy shop, or to sell at farmer's markets and craft fairs!

For my labels I purchased feather clipart from Huckleberry Hearts on Etsy, then used a Word program to create my labels. (Learn how to create your own custom labels with my step-by-step tutorial here.) Then simply print your newly created labels onto label sheets – I get mine from World Label – and apply to the lids of your tins.

If you’re making your fall bath and beauty recipes to sell (for small commercial use) and want to use the same clipart as I have but without credit, you would need to purchase a commercial license from the creator.

You’ll also want to make sure you label your lip tints appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This caramel coffee dry body oil spray recipe is the perfect scent for fall! Not only does it smell delectable, but this non-greasy dry oil also moisturizes skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth.

Caramel Coffee Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.8 oz. Cyclomethicone
3.8 oz. grape seed oil (or other liquid at room temperature carrier oil of choice)
.25 oz. caramel coffee fragrance oil

Instructions:

Weigh out the cyclomethicone, grape seed oil and fragrance oil into a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine thoroughly, then use a funnel to pour your dry oil body spray evenly into two 4 oz. silver aluminum metal bullet round bottles. Screw on the sprayer top of your choice, then label as desired. (I received my aluminum bottles and sprayers from Container & Packaging Supply who you can find online here.

For the dry oil body spray pictured above, I also used the feather clipart I purchased from Huckleberry Hearts on Etsy.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

You can also draw your own labels for your dry oil body sprays to create unique homemade gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Pictured above is the label I drew freehand for my dry oil body spray.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

Bambi also drew her coffee inspired labels freehand.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

To create your labels simply sketch out your drawing onto blank sticker paper, using the bottle as a guide so you get the label size right. The color your drawing in with permanent markers or your other favorite medium. Cut out the label.

Draw your own labels for a DIY dry oil body spray to create a unique homemade gift for friends and family this holiday season.

Now take a clear or crystal clear sticker label and cut the label so it’s slightly larger than your image. Remove the backing from the clear sticker label and place it on top of your image so the image is fully covered. Trim off the excess label. (Alternately, if your labels are small enough, you can also do the same thing with packing tape.) Now adhere the label you just created to your dry body oil spray bottle. And you’re done!

Again, you’ll need to label your dry oil body sprays appropriately to meet state and federal laws if you plan to sell them.

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

What else can I make?

Need ideas for other fall bath and beauty recipes you can make using ingredients from the October For Soap’s Sake box? You can use the caffeine extract to make a DIY anti-puff eye roller, a DIY caffeinated soap with a coffee scrub center, and a DIY orange coconut coffee scrub. (You can also use the vanilla stabilizer to keep your caffeinated soap, above, from turning brown.)

You can use the marshmallow root powder to create herbal facial cleansing grains, glycerin cold process shaving soap, handmilled whiskey and tobacco caramel soap, cold process vanilla and fig shaving soap, cold process natural lanolin shaving soap, and cold process patchouli granola crunch soap.

The bronze brown mica can be used to create fall melt and pour soaps, lemon and ginger tinted lip balm, stamped cold process candied orange soaps, and stamped melt and pour conversation heart soaps.

What will you be making with the ingredients from your October For Soap’s Sake box? Share your soap, bath and beauty projects in the comments below.

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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 as well as unicorn poop, rainbow & sparkle themed bath and body products!

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Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe

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Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a “chocolate graham cracker crust” and “icing drizzle.”

Not only is this pumpkin spice pie soap fun to create and use, it also makes a wonderful homemade gift for the holidays! Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There’s also an alternative fragrance option!

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.4 oz. clear detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
13.35 oz. white detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
3.25 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base (or similar)
.45 oz. sal butter
.05 oz. coffee, ground
.45 oz. brown sugar
.25 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
.25 oz. cardamom mocha fragrance oil (or similar)
.55 oz. pumpkin spice fragrance oil, of choice
25 drops stained glass sunflower orange liquid soap color (or similar)

Instructions:

You will need a Cake Slice Silicone Soap Mold and a digital scale. I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice™ Cake Slice Silicone Soap Mold for my pumpkin spice pie soap recipe however, you can find the similar (though lesser quality) silicone 8-cavity cake molds for about half the price with free prime shipping on Amazon here. In addition, a spray bottle filled with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol is helpful, though not absolutely necessary. This pumpkin spice pie soap recipe will yield three pie slice soaps.

You’ll begin by making the pie crust.

Weigh out 5.4 oz. of clear detergent free melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again if needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base has melted.

Next, weigh out the coffee, brown sugar and the pink Himalayan salt. Stir into the melted clear soap base.

Now weigh out the cardamom mocha fragrance oil. I specifically used this fragrance oil, however, you can use a chocolate fragrance oil as well. Alternately, you can scent the entire soap with a pumpkin spice fragrance oil. The cardamom true sugar fragrance oil is pretty awesome too.

Now pour the soap equally into three of the mold cavities. Spritz with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol then allow to cool and harden. (You can place your mold with the melted soap in the refrigerator to speed up the process. I find that the detergent free soap bases take a lot longer to fully harden than the ones with detergent.)

Once the soap has hardened, you’re ready for the next step.

Next you’ll make the pie filling.

To make the pie filling for the pumpkin spice pie soap recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out 13.35 oz. of your white detergent free melt and pour soap base. Cut the soap into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again as needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base has melted.

Add 25 drops of the orange liquid soap color. If you’d like a deeper orange for your soap, simply add more color. (Alternately you can also use a chunk from an orange color bar. In this case start with part of one square, stirring until it melts fully, then add additional color as needed.)

Now weigh out the pumpkin spice fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted white soap base. (If your pumpkin spice fragrance oil has vanilla in it, it will cause the soap to turn brown, giving your soap a brownish-orange hue. However, if you want to keep the look of the orange pie “filling” as pictured, be sure to use a vanilla stabilizer for melt and pour soap to prevent the soap from turning brown.)

If you don’t want to use the pumpkin spice fragrance oil, you can easily substitute another “pie like” fragrance oil of your choice. Alternately you can also use .15 oz. of blood orange essential oil which blends perfectly with the chocolate “graham cracker crust.”

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Spritz the tops of the “pie crust” in your mold with alcohol, then pour the “pie filling” on top of the pie crust into each of the three cavities of your silicone mold. Spritz the tops of your freshly poured soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow to cool and harden fully.

 Once your pumpkin spice pie soaps have set up, you’re ready to add the icing drizzle!

Make your icing drizzle!

I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice basic white melt and pour soap base for the icing, not the detergent free. This is because this base sets up more quickly than the detergent free bases so it’s easy to work with for this application. You can, however, try it with the detergent free base if you like but I can’t vouch for how it will perform.

This is where it gets fun!

Weigh out .45 oz. sal butter. Place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the sal butter in the microwave at 50% power until almost melted.

Now weigh out 3.25 oz. of the basic white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine with the sal butter in the glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again if needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base and sal butter have melted completely.

If you’d like to add some fun to your icing, you can add some flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica to the mixture.

I didn’t scent my icing, but if you’d like to scent yours you can add up to .15 oz. of a fragrance oil of your choice.

Allow the “icing” mixture to cool slightly. You want to be able to pour it, but you don’t want it to just run right off the tops of your pie soaps. Don’t worry if you pour it too hot the first time. You’ll have extra “icing” to correct any mistakes. If it’s too hot on the first try, simply allow the base to cool a little longer, then pour it back over the tops of your pie soaps.

Remove your pie soaps from the silicone mold.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone. Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There's also an alternate fragrance option!

Now pour a layer of “icing diagonally” across the tops of your soaps using a back and forth motion.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone. Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There's also an alternate fragrance option!

This can be messy so be sure to pour the “icing” with your pie soaps on a cutting board or another surface that is easily cleaned.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Once you pour the first layer, go back over the soap and pour another.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Now add some of the liquid orange soap color to the remaining “icing” to suit and mix well to combine. Repeat the process with the new color.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Once the “icing” on your pie soaps has set up, carefully remove them from your working surface and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Your pumpkin spice pie soaps are now ready for use or for gifting!

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

If you like my pumpkin spice pie soap recipe, then you may also like my recipes for making your own melt and pour caffeinated soap as well as my orange coconut coffee scrub. Both of these bath and body recipes share ingredients in common with this specific soap recipe. Or you can also try my cold process pumpkin soap recipe – made with real organic pumpkin! – as well as a hot process pumpkin soap recipe from a fellow soapmaker. I also have an additional melt and pour soap recipe for making pumpkin shaped soaps here. You can also visit Soap Deli News blog here for even more pumpkin themed bath and body recipes which includes my pumpkin bath bomb recipe and natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Soap by Olive Street Mercantile

Don’t have time to make your own pumpkin spice bath and body products? Check out some of my favorite pumpkin spice bath and body favorites from Etsy here! My favorite pumpkin spice bath and body favorites include this wonderful homemade Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Soap (pictured above) from Olive Street Mercantile along with a selection of other homemade soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, body lotion and even deodorant! Yes, pumpkin spice deodorant.

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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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