Homemade Fall Soaps for the Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!

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Let’s face it. Mondays suck. The solution? That one’s tough. But a little morning pick-me-up can go a long way towards perking up your mood. While these homemade fall soaps aren’t going to magically make your workload a breeze, they will bring a smile to your face. Plus they’re a great little reminder that sometimes it’s the little things that can turn it all around.

Homemade Fall Soaps for the Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!

While my Mondays aren’t as insane as they used to be when I worked for someone else, they can still just as challenging. Don’t get me wrong. Self-employment has its merits and its perks. However, I still have weekly goals, challenges and deadlines that I have to meet to keep advertisers. Otherwise, I don’t make the money I need to live off of. And just like you, when you’re sick but don’t have paid sick days, I’m typing away at the computer planning social media or struggling through processing photos for my next DIY.

In fact, last week I had a fibro flare up. This was followed by a return of TMJ. Both of these things are aggravated by stress but also in turn cause more stress. So I had to find something to help break the cycle. In the end, it’s you all – and some of my long time fans – that reminded me that it’s all worth it. And that, no, I’m not just writing for myself but also people that I relate to and that relate to me. Browsing all of the new homemade falls soaps out now on Etsy – that brought it all back home.

The best homemade soaps for fall! These lovely artisan soaps are inspired by the colors and scents of fall and are the perfect Monday morning pick me up to start off your week!

As a former seller on Etsy myself (and no stranger to farmer’s markets either!) I wanted to share some of my favorite fall soaps that I discovered. These amazing soaps are not only inspiring, but the artisans who crafted these homemade fall soaps are also small businesses owners. Perhaps like yourself. So I hope you’ll take the time to check out the creative soapmaking ideas they developed to celebrate the season as well as support those artists and soapmakers you love in their endeavor by making a purchase.

The Best Homemade Fall Soaps!

Artisan Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow Scented Ice Cream Soap for fall handmade by Sparkle and Splash

Ice Cream Soap by Sparkle & Splash // This artisan ice cream shaped soap is scented with a confectionary worthy blend of creamy vanilla, spiced pumpkin and fluffy marshmallow that’s perfect for fall. Get it here.

Pumpkin Spice Soapicorn Unicorn Artisan Soap for fall from LeeLoo Soap

Pumpkin Spice Soapicorn by LeeLoo Soap // This pumpkin spice scented unicorn soap is a limited edition fall soap just for us unicorn lovers and is scented in a classic blend of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and clove. Get it here.

Pumpkin Molasses Soap for fall from Zolia Vera

Pumpkin Molasses Soap by Zolia Vera // This handcrafted pumpkin spice scented soap is made with a combination of olive oil, coconut oil and blackstrap molasses. Get it here.

Autumn Lodge Glycerin Soap handcrafted by Seaside Soap Kitchen

Autumn Lodge Glycerin Soap by Seaside Soap Kitchen // This handcrafted glycerin soaps boasts a beautiful pattern of fall acorns and leaves while indulging your senses with the fragrance of warm fall spices blended with background notes of cinnamon, pine needle and wintergreen. Get it here.

Pumpkin Spice Soap Cupcake for fall handmade by Euphoria Soap Works

Pumpkin Spice Soap Cupcake by Euphoria Soap Works // Fall colors and spices make this pumpkin spice scented soap cupcake a perfect choice for fall! Scented with a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of clove, this soap also offers a delicious visual delight of soap frosting, caramel drizzle and a cute little sugar pumpkin on top! Get it here.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Soap for fall by Beauty & Beast Soap

Pumpkin Pie Soap by Beauty & Beast Soap // These homemade fall soaps look just like pumpkin pie! Made with real pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin puree, these pumpkin pie soaps are scented just like the real deal! Get yours here.

Autumn Leaves Goat Milk Soap by Red Flower Farm

Autumn Leaves Goat Milk Soap by Red Flower Farm // This handcrafted goat milk soap is beautifully decorated with hand sculpted soap autumn leaves and branches and is dusted with cosmetic biodegradable glitter. Get it here.

Artisan Apple Orchard Soap for fall handcrafted by Marvelous Soap

Artisan Apple Orchard Soap by Marvelous Soap // This limited edition green apple scented soap features hand sculpted stems and leaves along with custom seed embeds in each bar. It’s also vegan and palm free! Get it here.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Soap for fall handmade by Rainy Daze Naturals

Pumpkin Spice Soap by Rainy Daze Naturals // This irresistible homemade fall soap is scented with the perfect blend of sweetness and spice that’s certain to remind you of Grandma’s kitchen filled with Thanksgiving desserts. Get it here.

I hope you enjoyed this small collection of some of my favorite homemade soaps for fall. I am continually impressed by how far soapmaking has come since Etsy was in beta when I first joined way back in 2005.

The collective of soapmaking suppliers, soapmakers and soapmaking groups has since grown and expanded into a wonderfully supportive community that’s not only helped women and men delve into a new hobby or business, but it’s also shown how amazing and creative we can be when we all work together and support one another. I thank everyone of you for your myriad of inspiration over the years.

For more seasonally inspired homemade fall soaps be sure to check out all of my favorites on Etsy here.

Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe! Learn how to make your own fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice soap made with real organic pumpkin via the homemade soap recipe and soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog! These make great seasonal gifts for teachers and neighbors too!

Want to make your own homemade fall soaps? Try my recipe for crafting a cold process pumpkin soap made with real organic pumpkin! Or check out my tutorial these fun DIY melt and pour pumpkin spice pie soap slices!

Natural Pumpkin Spice Roll-On Perfume Recipe for Fall

You may also like my natural pumpkin spice roll-on perfume recipe that I shared recently over at The Nourished Life blog!

For more homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking and my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

And, if you’ve created your own homemade fall soaps, I’d love to see them! So be sure to share the photographs of your fall soaps you crafted using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram.


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Sunday Spotlight: Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

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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!

Sunday Spotlight:  Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

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!

Skin Food by AB

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

From Skin Food by AB: Detox Organic Charcoal Soap // Tomato Lip Balm with Turmeric + Honey // Organic Coffee Scrub // Orange Ginger Soap

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

The owner of Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare, Stephanie, is a former NYC pastry chef who started making all-natural body balms after becoming pregnant and learning how much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. After looking around at all the wonderful oils and butters at her fingertips, she decided to try her hand at making cold process soap and fell in love! As a result, Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare was founded out of Stephanie’s desire to help others treat their skin better, while indulging their senses.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

From Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare: Rose Vanilla Soap Cupcake // Morocco Hand & Body Soap // Tea Tree Soap Face & Body Soap // Pineapple Cupcake Soap

Sweet Suds by April

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

From Sweet Suds by April: Chocolate Half-Dipped Swirl Butter Cookie Soap // Lemon Cream Tart Soap // Salted & Sprinkled Caramel Apple Soap // Set of Three Handmade Donut Soaps

Lotus Flower Soap

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

From Lotus Flower Soap: Malachite Soap Rock // Amethyst Soap Rock // Turquoise Soap Rock // Citrine Geode Soap Rock

For even more unique bath and body products you’re sure to love, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. Also be sure to check out last week’s Sunday Spotlight that features Artisan Bath and Body Favorites. You can also browse all of my handmade favorites by following me on Etsy here.

Do you have any tried and true unique bath and body products that you can’t get enough of? Be sure to share them in the comments below.

Want to learn how to make your own unique bath and body products? You can browse my own collection of homemade soap recipes here. Or find my homemade bath and body recipes here. I also have a huge collection of bath and body ideas and recipes that I’ve saved on Pinterest from across the web.

And don’t forget to follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. You can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog via email so you never miss a post. I’m also now on Patreon.


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Sunday Spotlight: Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

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Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites: Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now!

Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now! (Because, yes. I am both an Etsy addict and an artisan bath and body addict regardless of whether or not I make my own bath and body products. It’s an addiction. But quite a fantastic addiction in my humble opinion.)

Four Foxes Candles

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes. There’s even a Game of Thrones inspired candle line for favorites characters like Sansa Stark and the various houses including House Baratheon. You’ll also find handmade bath salts, sugar scrubs and even yoga mat sprays to fill your needs.

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes.

From Four Foxes CandlesEgyptian Amber Bath Salts // Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub // Bamboo Mint Soy Candle // Red Ginger Saffron Soy Candle

Simple Traditions

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes. How can you possibly resist whipped soaps scented like an island margarita or an almond biscotti scented sugar scrub?

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes.

From Simple Traditions: Pistachio Macaroon Whipped Soap // Cake Batter Solid Lotion Bar Moisturizer // Vegan Chai Tea Soap Bar // Moisturizing Coffee Break Lip Tint

Kopa Kauai

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

From Kopa Kauai: Orange Blossom (Neroli) Handmade Soap // Coconut Sandalwood Handmade Soap // Lavender Mint Sea Salt Soap // Papaya Passion Handmade Soap

For even more of my artisan bath and body Etsy favorites visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here.

Which artisan bath and body products are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

Looking for great handmade gift ideas? Check out my gift idea collections on Etsy created for pretty much everyone on your list: Gift Ideas for GuysGift Ideas for DIY-ersGift Ideas for Pet OwnersUnique Handmade GiftsGift Ideas for HerHousewarming GiftsGift Ideas for KidsGift Ideas for Little GirlsGift Ideas for SweetheartsGift Ideas for Coffee + Chocolate LoversGift Ideas for Unicorn LoversPumpkin Spice Gift IdeasGift Ideas for Pin Lovers and Gift Ideas for Co-Workers.


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Tiki Bar Soap Custom Homemade Soap Giveaway

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Tiki Bar Soap Custom Homemade Soap Giveaway - Enter to Win $85 in Handmade Soaps of Your Custom Scent and Color!Ever wanted to create your own custom batch of handmade soaps without the work involved? Well, now you can! Tiki Bar Soap is giving away a custom homemade soap order valued at $85! One lucky winner will get to choose both the scent and color for this custom batch which will yield fifteen fabulous handmade bars of soap each weighing 6-7oz. each! Plus all of the homemade soaps from Tiki Bar Soap are vegan and palm free!

Homemade Soap from Tiki Bar Soap

Tiki Bar Soap is a one woman operation run by Amanda Stott. She has a PhD in chemistry, three cats, two kids, and a wonderful husband. Both Amanda and her husband are small business owners. While Amanda uses her talents to keep the world clean, her other half operates a web development company. In addition to soapmaking, Amanda also enjoys crafting other fab & fun DIY projects, gardening, web development like her hubby, and the great outdoors. While she had planned on teaching when she graduated college, her adventures into soapmaking shook things up a bit and she ended up making soap full time instead.

In addition to handmade soaps, Amanda also creates homemade lotions, lotion bars, nail polish, and other bath and body products. You can shop Tiki Bar Soap via Amanda’s website or on Etsy. If you’re shopping via Etsy, enter coupon code: ootbes at checkout for 30% off. Plus spend $50 or more and receive free shipping (refunded after purchase.) Plus don’t forget to enter to win a whole lot of custom soaps designed by you! USA residents can enter to win through December 16th, 2013.

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Natural Homemade Tomato Soap Recipe with Printable Labels

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DIY Natural Homemade Tomato and Basil Cold Process Soap Recipe with Printable LabelsOver spaghetti sauce? Use up those overripe tomatoes to make this homemade tomato soap recipe!

If you’re like me and had a garden this past summer, then you know how somehow you always end up with too much of one thing and not enough of another. For me, I ended up with too many peppers as they were the only plants that fared well this year. In fact, I still have six plants that are producing and a crisper packed to the top.

On the other hand, I had almost no tomatoes as we got way too much rain this year. Seriously, we were averaging more rain than Seattle at one point. So our tomatoes sort of bit the dust. Since the peppers keep I’m still trying to figure out what to do with them all. But tomatoes, they don’t keep for nearly as long. And while my tomato plants bit the dust, my co-worker’s plants did not and I ended up with a lot of his extras. Some of which were too ripe to slice without water exploding everywhere. And since I’m far from being a chef I didn’t think spaghetti sauce or salsa. I thought soap. So I created a homemade tomato soap recipe that used a few of the ripe tomatoes I had and didn’t know what to do with. (Plus I think Scott was over eating tomato sandwiches everyday. I’m not the biggest fan.)

I’ve made homemade soaps in the past that incorporated ripe bananas in the recipe and they turned out way better than my banana bread ever did. So I figured why not throw some tomatoes into a batch. As it turns out, you can actually sub tomatoes for your entire water content in a tomato soap recipe. I wasn’t sure how to mix the lye into an entire mess of tomatoes though. Nor was I sure exactly how it would react. So instead I used a little bit of distilled water to dissolve the lye and smashed up tomatoes separately for the rest of the liquid. I also used some basil powder and basil essential oil for a natural scent. Here’s the tomato soap recipe I came up with. (And the printable labels too!)

DIY Natural Homemade Tomato and Basil Cold Process Soap Recipe with Printable Labels

Natural Basil and Tomato Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. cocoa butter
2.6 oz. shea butter
9 oz. palm oil
7.2 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
11.8 oz. pomace olive oil
3.6 oz. castor oil

4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
6 fluid oz. distilled water

1 Tablespoon basil powder
.75 oz. basil essential oil
8.5 oz. pureed ripe tomatoes
1 Tablespoon walnut shell powder

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions for this homemade tomato recipe. This soap will fit into one of my DIY wood loaf soap molds and will yield approximately 10-11 4.5 oz. soap bars. Take all necessary safety precautions.

Start by measuring out the distilled water, then weigh out the lye using a digital kitchen scale and stir into the distilled water. Set aside to cool in a well ventilated area.

Now weigh out all of the soapmaking oils – cocoa butter, shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil – and place in large non-aluminum pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all of the oils have melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the soapmaking oils and lye-water are cooling, line your soap mold and prepare the other ingredients. Weight out the ripe tomatoes and remove stems and leaves, then mash with a fork or similar utensil. If your tomatoes are super ripe you won’t need to use anything else. Set aside. Using separate containers for each ingredient, weigh out the basil essential oil, and measure out the basil and walnut shell powders. Set aside.

Once your ingredients have cooled to between 95 and 110 degrees, pour the pureed tomatoes into the soapmaking oils and mix well with an immersion/stick hand blender. Then slowly pour the lye-water into the soap oils and tomato puree and mix until you reach trace.

Now pour 1/3 of the soap into your mold and tap to level. Evenly sprinkle the walnut shell powder across the poured soap.

Now add the basil powder and basil essential oil to the remaining soap in the pot and mix well with the blender. Once thoroughly combined, slowly pour the remaining soap on top of the first layer of soap and the walnut shell powder. Level the soap as much as possible so the final size of your bars will be consistent. I generally level out the top of my soap using a butter knife. I run a butter knife back and forth along the width of the mold to evenly distribute the soap, then run it back and forth along the length.

Now cover and insulate your mold for twenty-four hours. After the inuslation period your soap is ready to unmold. Remove your soap from the mold and cut into bars. You can use soap cutter as a guide for evenly sized bars. Set the cut bar onto a wax or parchment paper covered surface – or a cooling rack – and allow to cure for at least three weeks before use.

DIY Natural Homemade Tomato and Basil Cold Process Soap Recipe with Printable Labels

Once your tomato soaps have cured, you can use them immediately or package them. For my soaps, I wrapped them in professional plastic food wrap film– this stuff works GREAT for wrapping soaps and is MUCH cheaper than buying small containers of cling wrap – and then label. I printed out my labels onto blank full page Kraft sticker label sheets and then colored in select areas with permanent color markers. However, they look great in black and white too! {Download my Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and Printable Soap Labels here.}

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also more of my favorite homemade soap recipes from around the web along with bath and beauty DIY’s by following my boards on Pinterest. Or simply keep up with all of my new blog posts and recipes by following me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and G+.


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