Homemade Apple Pie Soap Tutorial for Fall Gifts

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Learn how to craft your own melt and pour soaps for seasonal fall gifts with this instructional homemade apple pie soap tutorial from guest blogger, Amy Turner, of Just Soapin Around.

Homemade Apple Pie Soap Tutorial for Fall Gifts. Learn how to craft your own melt and pour soaps for seasonal fall gifts with this instructional homemade apple pie soap tutorial.

Both homemade apple pie and pumpkin pie have long been contenders for the most popular of fall pies. While both taste phenomenal, you may prefer to opt for pumpkin pie over apple as it’s the healthier choice. Luckily for you, with this homemade apple pie soap tutorial, you don’t have to choose. There aren’t any nutritional concerns where this homemade apple pie soap is concerned. So you can indulge in all the apple pie your heart desires, without worrying about sugar or calories.

Every Thanksgiving my grandmother would bake a fresh homemade apple pie. It’s one of my fondest memories of her. So I created this homemade apple pie soap in order to honor my grandmother and her memory.

Picture this. Running around kicking up leaves that have fallen from the trees after the colors have changed. Feeling the cool air against your face and suddenly you smell the aroma of your grandma’s baked apple pie. The scents of cinnamon, apple and a touch of vanilla with that warm flakey crust. Sounds amazing, right?

That is how I envisioned my homemade apple pie soap when I was in the process of creating it. What I ended up with is an amazing oatmeal glycerin soap that really looks like apple pie. Scented using an apple pie fragrance oil, this homemade melt and pour soap tutorial is perfect for fall. And it makes wonderful homemade holiday gifts too!

Homemade Apple Pie Soap Tutorial for Fall Gifts. Learn how to craft your own melt and pour soaps for seasonal fall gifts with this instructional homemade apple pie soap tutorial.

Homemade Apple Pie Soap Tutorial

Supplies & Materials:

2 lb. clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
additional clear melt & pour soap, as needed
2 lb. melt and pour oatmeal soap base
apple pie fragrance oil
8-cavity round silicone mold
6-cavity rectangle silicone mold
liquid soap colorants
crinkle cutter
containers & utensils for mixing

Instructions:

Step #1

Using a sharp knife, cut a 2lb. brick of melt and pour oatmeal soap base in half. Cut one pound of the oatmeal soap base halves into small squares. Then place eight soap squares into eight cavities of a silicone cupcake mold.

Step #2

Now cut the 2 lb. brick of the clear glycerin melt and pour soap base into chunks. Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Then heat the soap base in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.)

Step #3

Add 1 oz. of the apple pie fragrance oil and stir to combine. (Because apple pie fragrance oil contains vanilla, your soap will likely darken over time. To avoid this, you can add an equal amount of vanilla color stabilizer to your melted soap base when you add the fragrance.) Now separate the melted soap base into three containers.

Step #4

Add a few drops of yellow soap colorant to the first container of soap. Next, add a few drops of red to the second container of soap. This is then followed by a few drops each of both red and yellow soap colorant added to the third bowl. Stir the melted soap base in each of the containers to thoroughly incorporate the colorant throughout the melted soap base.

Step #5

Now slowly pour the first color of your melted soap over the oatmeal squares in your cupcake mold. (Take care to ensure the temperature of your soap is between 115°-120°F to avoid unintentionally melting the oatmeal soap squares.)

Spritz the top of the poured soap with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle or mister to remove any air bubbles. Then pop your mold in the refrigerator.

Once hardened, repeat with the remaining two colors, spraying each layer with rubbing alcohol before pouring the next layer.

Step #6

While the base of your homemade apple pie soaps are hardening, you can start working on the pie crust for your homemade apple pie soap. For this step you will use a rectangle silicone mold.

Cut the remaining half of the oatmeal soap base into chunks and heat until melted.

Next, pour a thin layer of the oatmeal melt and pour soap base into each cavity. Spritz the top of the melted soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then allow to cool.

Step #7

Once the oatmeal soap has hardened, remove it from the mold. Then cut each section of soap into four strips using a crinkle soap cutter. Set aside.

Step #8

Once your scented apple pie soaps have fully hardened in the mold, you can apply your oatmeal soap pie crust. Start by unmolding the apple pie soaps.

Step #9

Melt a small amount of clear melt and pour soap base in a heat safe container.

Then spread a thin layer of melted clear base onto your oatmeal soap strips. Apply four strips of soap to the tops of each homemade apple pie soap in a lattice pattern.

After you have applied all four soap strips to your apple pie soaps, cut off any excess.

Step #10

Put each of the homemade apple pie soaps back into the silicone mold.

Then spray the tops of each homemade apple pie soap with rubbing alcohol.

Next, pour a thin layer of the melted clear glycerin soap base on top of each pie. This gives your apple pie soaps a glazed look. (You may have to reheat or melt more of the clear soap base for this step.) Follow with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles, if needed.

Allow the soap to harden. Then take each homemade apple pie soap out of mold. Cut off any excess soap and smooth the edges as needed.

Your homemade apple pie soaps are now ready for gifting!

I recommend wrapping each bar of homemade apple pie soap tightly in foodservice film to store when not in use or prior to gifting. This will keep the soap from attracting moisture from the air.

I hope you enjoyed my homemade apple pie soap tutorial. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to ask them in the comments. In the meantime be sure to follow me on Facebook for sneak peeks at new products and sales notifications.

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Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe for Savoring The Last of Summer

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This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! Plus discover 34 more homemade melt and pour soap recipes that you DIY as your next weekend craft project!

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Honeysuckle, A Childhood Favorite.

One of my favorite childhood memories is the smell – and taste! – of fresh honeysuckle. When I was growing up we had huge bushes of honeysuckle and boysenberries that grew alongside our property line. I would always pluck the flowers from those honeysuckle bushes when the blooms turned from white to yellow and suck out the nectar hidden inside. How wonderful it would be if we could simply bottle this amazing, sweet liquid to enjoy year round!

Here in Southwestern Virginia I’m accustomed to seeing Japanese honeysuckles throughout our region. It’s easy to find honeysuckle both in backyards as well as along the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the valley I reside in. While honeysuckles aren’t currently blooming in my neck of the woods, most honeysuckles will bloom not only in the spring, but also continue to bloom through summer into early fall.

However, you don’t have to wait for spring to come back around to get a taste of honeysuckle as we slip into fall. You can enjoy the sweet scent of honeysuckle year round by making your own homemade honeysuckle soap! My homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is crafted using a detergent free baby buttermilk soap base. Not only is this base gentle on skin, it’s one of the few melt and pour soap bases that I actually like. (Cold process soap is still my all time fave!)

To make this soap a little more interesting than just melting a base then adding color and fragrance, I created scrubby exfoliating embeds to bring in the colors of the honeysuckle leaves and vines. So, this melt and pour soap tutorial takes a little bit longer to make. However, it’s the perfect weekend project to craft with the kids. It also makes a great back to school gift for your child’s teacher.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

30 oz. detergent free baby buttermilk melt & pour soap base
.75 oz. wild honeysuckle fragrance oil
.2 oz. sea kelp powder (natural colorant)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (natural colorant)
1 teaspoon pumice powder
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon walnut shell powder
.1 oz. vitamin E oil, optional

Soap Notes:

I chose to create my homemade honeysuckle soap recipe using natural colorants. However, for brighter colors you can use liquid soap dye instead. Simply start with 1-2 drops of liquid colorant and mix, slowly adding more until you reach the desired color. (It is important to note that using too much of a soap colorant can stain your skin or tub.)

Alternately, you can also tint your honeysuckle soaps using cosmetic mica powders. Or try a combination of natural colorants with a pinch of similarly colored cosmetic micas to boost the natural color without going overboard.

In addition to the soapmaking ingredients called for in my homemade honeysuckle soap recipe, you’ll also need a rectangular silicone soap mold and a digital scale to weigh out the soap base, fragrance and sea kelp powder. You’ll also need heat safe containers for melting and mixing your soap base, along with utensils for stirring. Further, a cutting board to transport your soap is recommended but not required.

If you are a self confessed soapmaking addict, it’s possible you already have many of the materials required for my homemade honeysuckle soap recipe on hand. However, if you haven’t caught the soapmaking bug quite yet, you can easily make substitutions for this project to save money on supplies.

While I love my baker’s math scale for cold process soapmaking and beauty DIY’s, you can simply use a less expensive digital kitchen scale to save money. You can also substitute out the exfoliants in this recipe – the pumice, poppy seeds and walnut shell powder – for scrubby ingredients you already have on hand. Alternately, you can choose just one exfoliating option and triple the quantity called for.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Soapmaking Instructions:

You’ll begin by making what will be the soap embeds for my homemade honeysuckle soap recipe. To do this, start by weighing out 12 oz. of the baby buttermilk melt and pour soap base. Cut the soap base into chunks, then place in a heat safe container. I recommend using a glass Pyrex measuring cup for this.

Heat the soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. You’ll want to stir your soap base between heatings.

Now weigh out the sea kelp powder and stir into the melted base. Mix well, until all of the powder is evenly distributed throughout the soap.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Now use a measuring spoon to measure out the pumice powder, poppy seeds and walnut shell powder. Stir these ingredients into the melted soap base. Follow with .05 oz. of vitamin E oil and .25 oz. of the wild honeysuckle fragrance oil.

Now allow the soap base to cool somewhat. As the melt and pour soap base used for this project isn’t a suspending soap base, your additives are going to want to sink to the bottom of the soap. Therefore, by cooling the soap until a thin film starts to form on top, then mixing again, you keep them better mixed throughout the soap. (Alternately, you can use a suspension soap base for this step.)

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Place your soap mold onto a small cutting board. Once the soap has cooled down, but not solidified, remix then pour evenly into each of the six cavities of your silicone soap mold.  Spritz the tops of the soap with rubbing alcohol, if desired, to remove any air bubbles.

Now, using the cutting board to transport your soap, place the mold in the refrigerator until the soap has fully solidified.

Once your soap has hardened, remove the soap from the mold. Then cut the soap into square chunks and set aside.

Now weigh out 18 oz. more of the baby buttermilk soap base. Cut into chunks then combine in a heat safe container. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Weigh out .05 oz. of the vitamin E oil and .5 oz. of the wild honeysuckle fragrance oil. Stir into the melted soap.

Now, using a measuring spoon, measure out the turmeric powder. Mix into the melted soap base until it is thoroughly incorporated and their are no clumps. Set aside.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Add an even amount of the green, exfoliating soap embeds to each of the mold’s cavities. Then, pour the yellow turmeric tinted soap base evenly into each of the mold’s cavities, over the green soap embeds.

Spritz the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol, if needed, to remove any air bubbles. Then transfer your homemade honeysuckle soaps to the refrigerator to cool.

Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe with exfoliating bits! This seasonally inspired homemade honeysuckle soap recipe is the perfect way to savor the scent of honeysuckle year round! And it makes a great family weekend craft project that's also perfect for DIY gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends.

Once the soap has cooled completely and hardened, remove your soaps from the mold. Then wrap your soaps tightly in foodservice film. Your homemade honeysuckle soaps are now ready for personal use or gifting!

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These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Unfortunately, I did not account for the sea mud soap embeds separating into the melted glycerin soap I poured around them in the mold. So essentially, I ended up with soap that, as it was cooling, looked like poop separating in a toilet bowl.

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Homemade Apple Donut Soaps for Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care

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Donuts continue to be on trend. And while your waistline may not agree with this particular trend, you can enjoy my homemade apple donut soaps without worry.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Naturally sugar free, these DIY donut soaps are made with natural apple powder to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin. All without any calories for your waist to worry about.

In addition, this homemade soap recipe also contains moisture rich kokum butter and shea oil making these homemade apple donut soaps a must have staple for your morning skin care routine.

Why Use Apple Powder?

Apples are naturally rich in alpha-hydroxy acids. Specifically, apples contain malic acid. Used in skin care products to reduce the visible signs of aging, malic acid exfoliates skin to remove dead skin cells, promotes skin hydration and helps keep skin clear and acne free.

Additionally, some studies suggest that using a skin care product containing both malic acid and vitamin C can help with hyperpigmentation that also comes with aging. (Source.)

I also used French green clay in the recipe for my homemade apple donut soaps in addition to the apple powder. French green clay not only gives this homemade soap its natural color, but it’s also rich in nutrients. It’s believed that this natural clay can also tone and detox skin. Clay also adds an extra creaminess to the lather.

Because aging skin tends to be dry, I carefully formulated this soap recipe so that it won’t strip your skin of all its natural oils. As it’s a low cleansing and high conditioning soap, your skin won’t feel tight or dry after use.

However you can add an extra layer of moisture to your skin after you shower if desired. If you have exceedingly dry skin I recommend applying my soothing moisture whip after bathing. (You can find my favorite moisturizer recipe here.)

If my homemade apple donut soaps sound like something your skin can benefit from, keep reading to learn how to make them yourself!

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Homemade Apple Donut Soaps

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.8 oz. castor oil (5%)
3.2 oz. refined coconut oil (20%)
1.6 oz. kokum butter (10%)
6.4 oz. pomace olive oil (40%)
1.6 oz. safflower oil (10%)
2.4 oz. shea nut oil (15%)

4.8 fl. oz. distilled water
2.15 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

2 Tablespoons apple powder
1 Tablespoon French green clay
1 teaspoon alpine green mica, optional
1 oz. donut or apple fragrance oil (optional) or .5 oz. essential oil of choice

Getting Started:

You’ll need to take safety precautions when making my homemade apple donut soaps. This includes wearing proper eye protection, long sleeve clothing and gloves.

Additionally, you should double check any containers you are using to be sure they are heat safe. And none of your containers or your utensils used for soapmaking should be aluminum. Stick to stainless steel, Type 5 polypropylene plastic and tempered glass to avoid a potential disaster. Also be sure to check your soapmaking equipment regularly for signs of wear and etching and replace as needed.

My recipe for homemade apple donut soaps is made using the cold process soapmaking method. If you’ve never made cold process soap, please check out my tutorial on how to make cold process soap. If this recipe then seems a little daunting to you, then I strongly encourage you to start with a beginner’s cold process soap recipe.

Instructions:

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Begin by preparing the lye solution for your homemade apple soap donuts. To do this, measure out the distilled water in fluid ounces into a heat safe, non-aluminum container. Then, in a separate container, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye. Pour the lye into the container of water then mix until all of the lye has dissolved. Set aside.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Next, weigh out the carrier oils and kokum butter. Combine in a separate heat safe container or stainless steel pot. Heat either in the microwave (for non-metal containers) at 50% power or over medium-low to medium heat on the stove top. Once melted remove the soapmaking oils from heat and set aside to cool.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

While you are waiting for the lye-water and the soapmaking oils for your homemade apple donut soaps to cool, weigh out the (optional) fragrance or essential oil and set aside. You should also use a measuring spoon to measure out the apple powder, French green clay and (optional) green mica powder.

When both the lye-water and the soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F, you’re ready to make soap.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Start by adding the apple powder, clay and mica to the soapmaking oils. Mix briefly with an immersion blender until the powders are evenly distributed throughout the oils.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Then carefully pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with with your immersion blender until the soap reaches a light trace. Then add the fragrance oil. Continue mixing until the fragrance oil is fully incorporated into the soap batter.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Once the soap has again reached a light to medium trace, pour the soap into a donut silicone mold.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Cover the mold with plastic cling wrap or parchment paper if desired, then set aside in a safe location where it won’t be disturbed. Your homemade apple donut soaps should be ready to unmold 24-48 hours later.

Once removed from the mold, allow your soaps to cure for four weeks. After your homemade donut apples soaps have cured, you can add the melt and pour soap “icing.”

Adding Icing to Your Homemade Apple Donut Soaps

Now that your homemade apple donut soaps have cured and the excess moisture has evaporated you can add the decorative icing! For the icing I used a combination of both clear and white melt and pour soap bases. However, you can use one or the other as it suits you.

To achieve the look of my iced homemade apple donut soaps, you will need both a clear and white melt and pour soap basesparkle pink mica and a mauvey gem or purple mica powder. You will also need a container of rainbow nonpareils candy sprinkles.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Cut a large chunk of both the clear and melt and pour soap bases into smaller cubes. Then place the clear melt and pour soap base into a 2-cup glass measuring cup and the white melt and pour soap base into a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Heat each base separately in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. Then remove from heat.

Stir the sparkle pink mica to suit into the clear melt and pour soap base. Then stir the purple mica to suit into the white melt and pour soap base (for a pastel accent.) Allow to cool. When the soap starts to form a skin on the top, restir.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Now turn each of the homemade apple donut soaps upside down and dip the tops into the pink melt and pour soap base one at a time. If the color of the icing isn’t dark enough, you can add a bit more mica and/or dip the soaps into the melted soap a second time until desired look is achieved.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking

Once all of the soaps have pink icing, you can add a drizzle of purple icing and candies to your soaps. Simply remix the purple melt and pour soap and drizzle over the top of each of your homemade apple donut soaps.

After drizzling purple soap onto each of your donut soaps, sprinkle the rainbow nonpareils candy sprinkles into the freshly poured soap before it cools completely.

Homemade Apple Donut Soap Recipe! These homemade apple donut soaps are made with natural apple powder. Naturally rich in malic acid, apple powder works to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate skin to reduce the visible signs of aging as well as promote skin hydration and keep acne in check! Learn how to make your own donut soaps now with the soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog. #soap #diy #donuts #soapmaking
Once the melt and pour soap has cooled completely your homemade apple donut soaps are complete! Simply wrap each of your homemade soaps tightly in foodservice film for personal use or gifting.

If you enjoyed my soapmaking tutorial for crafting your own homemade apple donut soaps, then you may also like my other skin care recipes for making my homemade green apple soaps with apricot kernel oil, my homemade donut soaps with watermelon powder and my solid salt scrub donuts.

Or check out this collection of 22 homemade soap recipes you can make and gift via Pinterest! (Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest here.)

Apple Donut Bath Bomb handmade by Wick and Lather on Etsy! Shop a collection of artisan donut soaps and bath bombs or learn how to make your own homemade apple donut soaps with the step-by-step photo soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Buy Homemade Donut Soaps & Bath Bombs

Not 100% certain about making my homemade apple donut soaps? No worries. There are a lot of wonderful artisan soapmakers you can purchase both homemade donut soaps and bath bombs from on Etsy. Following is a collection of my favorite donut bath and body products.

Mermaid Bath Donut from Happy Hippie Soul on Etsy. Shop a collection of artisan donut soaps and bath bombs or learn how to make your own homemade apple donut soaps with the step-by-step photo soapmaking tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Love natural beauty recipes? Then you must try these DIY bath melts from Lia Griffith! This luxe but easy to craft homemade bath melts recipe is perfect for hydrating dry skin and is scented with natural essential oils for the perfect aromatherapeutic spa experience at home! They make great homemade gift ideas too!

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DIY Facial Toner! This hydrating facial toner recipe via Lia Griffith is perfect for dry skin! Handcrafted with aloe, witch hazel, a vitamin C serum and other natural ingredients, this is the best beauty product to bring your skin out of its funk! Use it after cleansing your face or any time you need a little pick-me-up throughout the day.

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Raspberry Lemonade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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This raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap recipe takes just 10 minutes to make, making it quick, easy, and inexpensive craft.

This raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap recipe takes just 10 minutes to make, making it quick, easy, and inexpensive craft. Plus learn about melt and pour soapmaking additives you can use to create your own custom melt and pour soap recipes! #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #meltandpoursoap #diy #crafts #soapcrafting

Rebecca’s soap recipes always amaze me. I love how she adds so many unique ingredients to her bars to make new recipes. She definitely has a talent.

Over a decade ago, I wanted to make handmade soap. My kids were babies, and I didn’t have a lot of room for supplies. I didn’t want to use lye since my kids could interrupt me at any time, so I decided to try making melt and pour soap.

Also called glycerin soap, melt and pour soap is a great alternative to making handmade soap. It’s relatively inexpensive to make and doesn’t take as long to make or cure. You can also add several ingredients to it to make a custom bar of soap.

I’ve used Rebecca’s handmade soap, and it’s amazing for the skin as well as being beautiful. Melt and pour soap is probably better suited to a hand soap because it’s not as moisturizing as traditional soap, but it can be used on the body.

Melt and pour soap gives you a chance to be creative. There are many molds that you can use to make different shapes. You can make animal soaps, flower soaps, or a basic rectangle bar.  You can also add several different additives to make your bar unique.

Melt and Pour Additives

You can add most of the same additives to melt and pour soap that you can to traditional soap, but you can not add anything that has any water. Unlike with traditional soap, you cannot add any fruit or vegetables or fruit powders because they can grow mold.

You can add:

As a general rule, you want to add 1 tablespoon per pound of soap. You can also mix two or more of these additives together for even more combinations, just make sure that you adjust the amount so that you’re adding 1 tablespoon.

Some heavy additives may sink to the bottom. You can buy what is called a suspension base. This helps keep additives suspended evenly throughout the bar.

If you don’t have a suspension base, you can still add things to your soap. I wait until the soap starts to form a scum on the top, quickly add it and stir, and then pour.

Other Ways to Customize Melt and Pour Soap

You can add carrier oils or nut butters to your melt and pour soap, too. Again, you can add 1 tablespoon per pound of soap base. These help the soap be more moisturizing for your skin. I generally add shea butter, but you can also add a liquid carrier oil.

I also use infused oils in my soaps so I can have the benefits of whatever I infused it with without adding it to the soap. I like to infuse oils with chamomile for my eczema, so I will add that for the skin benefits of chamomile and benefits of the oil that I used to infuse it with.

For color, it’s best to use soap colorants. You can use food coloring, but I find that the color fades and will be uneven within a few days of pouring the soap. If you’re making it for yourself, you may not care. If you’re selling it, it’s best to leave it natural or use a proper soap colorant.

You can add the color and stir before you pour for all over color. You can also make designs by adding a drop or two after you pour and using a toothpick to swirl the color.

You can also add mica for some shimmer.

To scent your soap, use either a fragrance oil or an essential oil. You can add 1-1.5 teaspoons per pound of soap. It’s best to start with about half of a teaspoon and add more as needed.  Some scents are very strong and don’t need much added. For this soap, I used half each of a fragrance oil and essential oil.

This raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap recipe takes just 10 minutes to make, making it quick, easy, and inexpensive craft. Plus learn about melt and pour soapmaking additives you can use to create your own custom melt and pour soap recipes! #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #meltandpoursoap #diy #crafts #soapcrafting

Raspberry Lemonade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

1 pound melt and pour soap base
1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil
1/2 teaspoon raspberry fragrance oil
1 tablespoon shea butter
Rubbing alcohol (optional)

Directions:

Step #1

To make this raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap recipe, you’ll begin by cutting the soap base into 1 inch cubes.

Step #2

Place the soap cubes in a heat safe container.  I use a Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave on high at 30 second intervals, stirring at each interval, until the soap is completely melted.

Step #3

Add the shea butter and stir until melted. I don’t heat the shea butter in the microwave because it can get grainy when heated. It should melt quickly.

Step #4

Add soap colorant until you get the desired color.

Step #5

Let the soap cool slightly until it is no longer steaming. Adding the essential oil and fragrance oil too soon can cause them to burn off. I generally wait until a scum forms on the top to add them and then stir well.

Step #6

Pour into your mold.

Step #7

Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. This is optional. If you don’t mind bubbles on the bottom of your soap, you can skip this step.

Step #8

Let the raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap cool completely before you try to remove it from the mold. If the soap doesn’t pop out of the mold, place it in the freezer for 10 minutes and try again. If you leave the soap in for too long, it can sweat. Let it sit on a cooking rack for a few days. If you wrap it too soon, it can sweat.

You can use your raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap immediately after you unmold it. It does last longer if you let it cure for a few days, but you don’t have to wait like you do with traditional soaps.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial for making raspberry lemonade melt and pour soap and learned how to make your own custom bar of melt and pour soap!

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Shark Attack Soap DIY for Fish Fans & Ocean Lovers

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Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you’re celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone’s bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

14 oz. Stephenson suspending soap base
1 oz. white melt & pour soap base
crimson sparkle soap color bar
.4 oz. fragrance oil (of choice)
blue soap colorant (of choice)
biodegradable cosmetic glitter(s)
miniature toy rubber sharks
6 cavity rectangle silicone soap mold
99% isopropyl alcohol (in a spray bottle)

Instructions:

This shark attack soap recipe yields four homemade soap bars weighing approximately 4 oz. each.

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out 1 oz. of the suspension soap base. Cut into chunks then place inside a small glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass scientific beaker. Heat in the microwave about 15-20 seconds or until melted.

Now stir in a small corner of the crimson sparkle soap color bar until it melts completely. (Alternately you can also use a liquid red soap colorant or mica to suit and add a dash of fine biodegradable cosmetic glitter in your color of choice.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Using a sturdy book or similar item, prop your soap mold up at angle, then evenly pour the soap into two of the cavities of your soap mold. Place two of your miniature rubber sharks in each of the cavities so they are sitting side by side.

Once the soap hardens remove the soaps from the mold and cut each soap lengthwise between the sharks.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Now weigh out 5 oz. of the suspending soap base and cut into chunks. Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted, stirring after each heating. Once melted, add a blue soap colorant and glitter of your choice to suit and stir to combine. Then weigh out .15 oz. of fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap.

Pour the soap evenly into four of your mold’s cavities.

Once the soap has hardened, weigh out 5 more oz. of the suspension soap base. Cut into chunks and heat until  melted, then add a second blue soap colorant and glitter to suit, along with .15 oz. of fragrance oil. Stir to combine then spritz the tops of the soaps in your mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol (in a spray bottle) and pour the soap you just made evenly into each of the four soap cavities (on top of the soap you poured previously.)

Allow the second layer of soap to cool slightly but not fully harden. Then weigh out 3 oz. of the suspension soap base along with 1 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Add a blue soap colorant to suit along with a white iridescent glitter (optional) and .1 oz. fragrance oil. (The fragrance oil I used had a yellow cast so it added some green to this layer. If your fragrance oil is clear and you want a bit of green, you can add a touch of yellow soap colorant to suit.) Stir well to combine.

Now spritz the top of the soap in the mold and pour the third layer of soap on top of the second layer. Then gently swirl the second and third layers with a chopstick or utensil.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Once you’ve achieved your desired look, carefully place one shark soap into each of the four cavities of your mold so that the shark toys are positioned at the top edge of the mold and the red soap bottom is positioned toward the middle of each cavity. (You can set the soap on the top edge of the mold where the shark is to help keep the shark soap in place.)

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Allow each of your shark attack soaps to fully harden then unmold. Using a utensil of your choice, gently remove some of the soap from around each shark to reveal the red soap.

Shark Attack Soap Recipe! Celebrate sharks with this super fun shark attack soap DIY! Whether you're celebrating shark week or want a bloody fabulous Halloween gift, these melt and pour soaps are sure to add some excitement to anyone's bath. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make great gifts as well as party favors for say, a shark themed birthday or pool party. (Sense of humor required, of course.)

Your shark attack soap bars are now complete! Simply wrap your soaps in foodservice film to store prior to use or for gifting.

If you want to craft these fun shark attack 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.

If you make your own DIY shark attack soap, I’d love to see how yours turn out! So be sure to 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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