DIY Agate Slice Soaps That Anyone Can Make!

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Learn how to craft your own stunning DIY agate slice soaps! Agate slice coasters are HUGE right now. However I don’t really have a practical need for them. And I can only imagine my stemless wine glasses sliding right off of them halfway through the night. So I thought I’d recreate those coasters as soaps!

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Not only will my gold rimmed DIY agate slice soaps look lovely in your bathroom, but they also make perfect housewarming or hostess gifts. AND you can actually use them without having to worry about breaking anything! (If you’re like me you get handsy when you combine wine and good conversation.)

During my research for this soapmaking project, I found one tutorial for crafting DIY agate slice soaps. However, it required making a soap geode that you then slice. I’ve made soap geodes before. They’re lots of fun, but somewhat time consuming. They are also insanely crazy SUPER messy. (You can check out my geode soap tutorial here.)

In addition, as soap geodes are round, when you slice them you end up with agate soap slices in varying sizes. Obviously the ends are less pretty and much smaller than the slices from the center.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

My solution for making DIY agate slice soaps simply skipped making a round soap geode all together. Instead, I used a silicone soap mold with round cavities for consistent sizing. This also made the entire soapmaking process quicker and easier.

I hope you’ll also find my agate slice soap tutorial easy. It may seem intimidating at first, but you’ll find that if you give it a try, it’s surprising simple to make.

One of my favorite things about working with melt and pour soap is that it’s so versatile as an artistic medium. And when you start to see soap as an art medium, like paint for instance, it opens up so many new doors to be creative. This is one of those projects.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

DIY Agate Slice Soaps

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

12 oz. Stephenson Crystal Natural HF Melt & Pour Soap Base
12 oz. Stephenson Suspension Melt & Pour Soap Base
.5 oz. skin safe fragrance oil
additional clear melt & pour soap, to suit
eco-friendly biodegradable glitter, to suit
mica powder, to suit
liquid soap colorant, to suit
99% isopropyl alcohol, as needed

Instructions:

In addition to the ingredients for my DIY agate slice soaps, you will also need a digital scale, a basic round silicone soap mold (my cavities were 3″ in diameter and 1″ deep) and six scientific glass beakers and/or glass Pyrex measuring cups.

Tip: You can also use this mold to make melt and pour loofah soaps! Find my melt and pour loofah soap tutorial here. You can purchase loofah that works with this mold here.

I specifically chose to work with Stephenson melt & pour soap bases for this project as they cool and harden rather quickly compared to some of the other bases. This allowed me to pour my different layers and colors of soap one after the other without having to wait for the bases to cool down in between pours.

Begin by cutting a small chunk of clear melt and pour soap into tiny soap shards for your agate slice soap centers. Set aside.

Using a digital scale, weigh out 12 oz. of the suspension melt and pour soap. Cut into chunks and combine in a 4 oz. glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted, gently stirring after each heating.

Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil and mix into the melted soap base. (I used a rose quartz fragrance oil.)

Divide the melted soap into three containers as desired. (I used varying quantities in each of my containers.) Then add a bit of liquid soap colorant and/or mica and/or glitter to each container and stir to combine. (I used a combination of liquid violet soap colorant, three different shades of purple toned micas and a combination of both chunky and fine glitters of various colors. In the smallest beaker I simply used gold mica and iridescent glitter.) Mix in the colorants and glitter, then set the soap containers aside.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Now weigh out 12 oz. of the clear crystal melt and pour soap base. Cut the soap into chunks and heat until melted, the same as you did with the suspension soap base. Weigh out .25 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap.

Now divide the soap into three separate containers and mix in varying colors of mica and/or soap colorant as desired.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

You can now begin filling your soap mold. You will need to work quickly as the soap base hardens rather quickly in small quantities. However, if necessary, you can go back and reheat the soap bases as needed.

Fill five of the mold cavities with a single color in various amounts. Then dust the soap shards you set aside previously with glitter. Add about one third of the soap shards to the center of the mold cavities on top of the soap you just poured.

Follow with additional soap types and colors. You can pour the soap in various places within the cavities of your mold, or you can pour the soap in a circle around the outer edge of the mold cavities each time for a more circular pattern. Continue adding the remaining soap shards as you go occasionally dusting with glitter. You can also use a chopstick or utensil to swirl or pull colors up and into one another if desired.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Once the cavities of your mold are filled, dust the tops with glitter and spritz with isopropyl alcohol. Allow the soap to harden completely then gently unmold.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the top of each soap off so it’s smooth. This not only smooths out the soap tops so they are level but it also allows more of that awesome mystery design you poured to show through.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

Then cut each soap round in half. This will give you ten beautiful agate slice soaps.

Now place the soap slices onto parchment or wax paper so you can paint the edges.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

To paint the edges of your DIY agate slice soaps, combine a gold or copper colored mica with isopropyl alcohol. You want the paint fluid but not too thin. Just thin enough that it will glide easily with a brush leaving a solid color behind. Now use a small paint brush to paint the edges of your agate slice soaps.

If needed, you can apply a second coat of mica to your soaps once the first coat dries.

Allow your DIY agate slice soaps to fully dry, then wrap tightly in foodservice film for personal use or gifting!

If you want to craft these DIY agate slice soaps to sell, you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your product. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your products.

Learn how to create beautiful DIY agate slice soaps quickly and easily with this fun soapmaking tutorial without having to create a soap geode first!

If you make your own DIY agate slice soaps, I’d love to see how yours turn out! After all, each agate slice soap is going to be different and therefore its own little work of art! So please tag the soaps you make using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff when you share them on instagram so I can take a peek!

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! (A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages)

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Since having learned that making or playing with homemade slime containing borax can possibly cause chemical burns, you may be looking for another option for your kids’ crafts. Preferably one that’s borax free. My DIY pumpkin spice soap is the perfect solution for seasonal fun for both kids and grown ups alike!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

I first tried out a version of this moldable soap recipe on a girls’ night and we had a blast! And because you can make these DIY pumpkin spice soaps as simple or as detailed as you like, they are suitable for elementary school kids and up. (However, you may want to prepare the moldable soap base prior to handling for younger children rather than involve them in the full soapmaking process.)

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Here’s a photo of my friend, Cathy, with the pumpkin soap she made on our DIY night that inspired my own DIY pumpkin spice soap project. As you can see, there’s really no right or wrong way to make these pumpkin spice soaps. It’s all about having fun!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Not only is this fall soapmaking project easy to craft, but it’s also relatively inexpensive to get started.  In addition, because you can execute this soapmaking project in a half hour or less, it’s also perfect for gifts for that last minute event invite.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

4 oz. Stephenson Crystal Hemp Melt & Pour Soap Base
1.1 oz. liquid vegetable glycerin
.25 oz. cornstarch
.1 oz pumpkin pie spice fragrance oil
orange color bar or liquid orange soap colorant, optional
skin safe cosmetic mica powders in colors of choice
isopropyl alcohol

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out 4 oz. of the hemp melt & pour soap base and cut into chunks. Place the soap chunks in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or bowl, then heat in the microwave in 20-30 increments until melted. Add color to suit, if desired, and mix well.

Next, weigh out the cornstarch and glycerin and stir into the melted soap base. Follow with the fragrance oil, weighing out the necessary amount first.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Whisk the soap base with a fork until all of the cornstarch has dissolved and the soap starts to thicken. Once the soap has cooled and can be molded without sticking to your hands, it’s ready to use!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Working on a covered surface or parchment paper, shape the soap into a pumpkin with your hands the same way you would clay. You can use a butter knife to help add details around the pumpkin. Once you have a pumpkin shape you like, you can paint your pumpkin!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Simply mix a small amount of mica with isopropyl alcohol in a dish to desired consistency to create your soap paints. I used green, gold and copper micas to paint my DIY pumpkin spice soap.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

I mixed the copper mica with alcohol first at a thinner consistency to push the paint into the grooves I made around the pumpkin.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Once I had mixed the color I simply used a small paint brush to paint the lines around my pumpkin shaped soap.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

I then used a gold mica and alcohol to fill in the areas between those I painted copper. Finally, I mixed up green mica and isopropyl alcohol and used that color to paint the stem.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages. This DIY pumpkin spice soap makes a fun weekend craft project for both kids and adults! Made with a super easy moldable melt and pour soap recipe, these pumpkin spice soaps are also great for gifting.

Once you’ve painted your pumpkin spice soap, allow it to dry fully before handling. Then package and label as desired for personal use or gifting!

Once used, the mica will wash off, leaving behind an orange shaped pumpkin soap that smells like pumpkin spice!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter! This golden glitter pumpkin spice body butter recipe will have everyone raving about how amazing you smell! A must have for seasonal holiday parties, not only does this moisturizing pumpkin spice body butter smell just like everyone's favorite pumpkin pie, but it also makes skin pop with glitzy eco-friendly glitter! Plus it's vegan friendly!

If you like my DIY pumpkin spice soap then you may also enjoy my recipes for creating my golden glitter pumpkin spice body butter, my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub, my pumpkin spice pie soap, my pumpkin spice room spray and my apple & pumpkin spice lotion.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Alternately you may also want to try your hand at my DIY pumpkin shaped bath bombs or my cold process pumpkin soap recipe. Also be sure to check out my guest post at The Nourished Life blog here to learn how to make a natural pumpkin spice roll-on perfume!

If you make my moldable DIY pumpkin spice soap, or any of my other homemade soap and skin care recipes, I’d love to see your finished products! So be sure to share photos of your creations using the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram.

Homemade Fall Soaps for the Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!

Don’t have time to create your own homemade pumpkin spice soaps for fall? Then be sure to check out my amazing collection of homemade soaps for fall that you buy ready made from other amazing artisan soapmakers!

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. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.


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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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Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

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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Fun DIY Soap Tutorials for DIY Lemon Soap and DIY Emoji Soap

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Fun DIY Soap Tutorials! Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY video soap tutorials from makoccino!

Beat the heat & get crafty inside this weekend with these Fun DIY soap tutorials!

Learn how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps and DIY Emoji Soaps with these fun DIY soap tutorials from makoccino!

DIY Lemon Soap

This fun DIY soap tutorial from makoccino will show you how to make your own DIY Lemon Slice Soaps. You can also use the same soapmaking tutorial to create other DIY Citrus Slice Soaps like oranges and limes!

For this project you’ll need both clear and white melt and pour soap bases, round molds in different sizes or a cookie cutter, yellow soap colorant and lemon essential oil. (I recommend using 12 drops of essential oil for every ounce of soap. For larger batches of soap, use .05%.)

DIY Emoji Soap

This next soapmaking video tutorial from makoccino shows you how to make your own DIY Emoji Soaps!  Made using water soluble paper, simply download the graphic images (provided in the description of this soapmaking tutorial here) and print them onto the water soluble paper using your inkjet printer.

Don’t want to make emoji soaps? You can use any image of you like for these fun DIY soaps. These would be great as party favors for themed parties, especially birthday parties. Think Pokemon images for a kids’ Pokemon themed birthday party!

Looking for Pokemon inspired bath and body video tutorials? Be sure to visit this blog post to learn how to make your own DIY Pokemon Pokeball Bath Bombs and DIY Pokemon Pokeball Soaps for your Pokemon Go fans!

For more fun DIY soap tutorials, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. (You can also follow this group Soap-making Pinterest board.) And for even more fun DIY ideas, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Blog Lovin’.


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