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.)

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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!

More Bath & Beauty Recipes You May Enjoy

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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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!

For more soapmaking tutorials like this one, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on all of your favorite social media platforms including G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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.