DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

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DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Treat yourself this fall with this easy DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe. You’ll love the intoxicating scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite fragrance oil and the moisturizing shea butter, sesame oil and detoxifying sea salt. Plus, with a few tips you can make these perfect the very first try!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

13.5 oz. baking soda
8 oz. citric acid
3 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
1.5 oz. shea butter
1.5 oz. sesame oil
8 ml pumpkin or pumpkin spice fragrance oil of choice
pinch each of red iron oxide and yellow iron oxide pigment powders

Directions:

You’ll need a Wilton Silicone Leaf and Pumpkin Mold for this project. (You can also use this mold for my DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipe!) I also used a round bath bomb mold (optional.) (Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)

Begin by using a digital scale begin by weighing all of the dry ingredients and combining them in a large glass bowl or an 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Mix well to combine using a fork then add a pinch each of the pigment powders. (You only need a small amount! The color comes through when you add the wet ingredients.)

In a separate container weigh out the shea butter then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Then weigh out and add the sesame oil to the melted shea butter.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the wet ingredients. Mix well.

Now slowly pour the melted shea butter and sesame oil into the dry ingredients mixing as you go. Combine thoroughly so the entire mixture is damp.

You’re now ready to use your mold(s)! This recipe yielded three pumpkin bath bombs, one leaf bath bomb and one round bath bomb for me.

To mold your bath bombs take a large scoop of the mixture and place into your first pumpkin cavity. Add more until the bath bomb mixture is piled above the shape. DO NOT press any of the mixture into the mold until you’ve done this. Now press the mixture firmly into the mold all at once. Brush away the excess.

(Pressing the bath bomb mixture into the mold in stages will cause it to separate at those points and break apart.)

Repeat with the additional cavities.

You’ll want to wait two days before unmolding these to unmold clean shapes.

To create the round bath bomb(s) overfill each half of the round bath bomb mold the same way you did the silicone mold. Do NOT press the sides into the mold halves before joining them or you’ll end up with half circle bath bombs. Now press each overfilled side of the mold halves firmly together. Brush away any excess from the edges. (I also twisted the two halves of my mold together a bit.) You can gently unmold these immediately or wait a day.

To unmold the pumpkin and leaf bath bombs I first placed a cutting board on top of the mold then gently turned them over together in order to prevent any of the bath bombs from accidentally dropping out and breaking. Then I gently pressed each bath bomb out of the cavities.

Sore muscles? Substitute the sea salt in this pumpkin bath bomb recipe with epsom salt! You can also substitute the sesame oil with any other of your favorite carrier oils!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Once your pumpkin bath bombs have dried completely, they are ready to package! Simply wrap your bath bombs in plastic food service film or shrink wrap or use them right away! To use, simply add one bath bomb to warm running bath water, allow to dissolve and enjoy!

For more homemade bath bomb recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and other bath and beauty DIY’s follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. Or follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board for more Halloween fun!

You can also keep up with all of my new DIY bath and beauty posts and homemade soap recipes by following Soap Deli News Blog on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener & Fall Home Decor Project

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener and Fall Home Decor

These DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners not only lend a fabulous fragrance to your space, they also serve as beautiful homemade fall home decor! You can make your own with a few simple tools and supplies that can be reused again and again in future projects.

DIY Fall Spice Air Fresheners

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you need:

White Activa Plus Natural Self Hardening Clay
Wilton Silicone Mold, of choice
8-Piece Pottery Tool Kit
Savoir Faire French School Opaque Watercolor Gouache Set or similar
Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer Aerosol Spray
Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
Paint Brushes
Ribbon or Rafia

Instructions:

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Begin by kneading the clay in your hands until soft then press it into the cavities of your mold. Fill halfway for thicker shapes or 1/4th of the way for thinner shapes. If your clay is too hard, add a small amount of water to the clay then knead again.

(Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Allow your pumpkin and leaf shapes to harden in the mold until they are leather like, but not fully dry. Gently remove each of the shapes for your air fresheners from the cavities of the mold.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Clean up the edges and top of the pumpkin and leaf shapes using your modeling tools. Repeat for all of your shapes until you’ve reached your desired look.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Use your needle tool to cut a hole into each of the pumpkin and leaf shapes you’ve made. This will allow you to hang them. Now allow your shapes to dry until fully hardened and the clay turns a grayish-white.

Painting diy pumpkin spice air fresheners and fall home decor

Now use your watercolors to paint your pumpkin and leaf shapes in fall colors on the tops and sides, but not the bottom. Allow the paint to dry.

Sealing DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners with acrylic sealer

Now take your pumpkins and leaves outside and place on newspaper or cardboard. Spray each of the shapes evenly on the tops and sides with your clear acrylic sealer. Don’t spray the bottoms.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Fall Home Decor Tutorial

Now use a wide paint brush to paint the fragrance oil onto the back of each of the air fresheners. (You can also use a blend of natural clove, cinnamon and ginger essential oils in lieu of the fragrance oil.) Allow to dry then repeat as desired until you reach desired strength or the air fresheners will no longer hold anymore fragrance. Now hang anywhere in your home or in your car and enjoy!

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

Once you’ve finished this project you can use your mold again to make these easy melt and pour leaf and pumpkin shaped fall soaps! Learn how here.

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

For more fall inspired pumpkin spice projects be sure to check out these other DIY’s and recipes: DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray, Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Soap RecipeDIY Pumpkin Massage Candle, DIY Fall Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe, and DIY Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels.

Discover even more by following me on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and body recipes, homemade soap recipes, and DIY craft projects by following Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Easy Melt & Pour Leaf and Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipes

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Easy Homemade Melt and Pour Pumpkin and Leaf Fall Soap Recipes

Craft your own pumpkin and leaf shaped soaps for fall with these easy melt and pour fall soap recipes! You can keep your fall soaps plain or dress them up with just a touch of bronze mica like I did with some of mine. For these two fall soap recipes you’ll need a Wilton Silicone Mini Leaf and Pumpkin Mold. You’ll also need 2lb. of a melt and pour soap base. I used a natural yogurt melt and pour soap base made with real yogurt for my fall soaps. Finally you’ll need liquid soap colors in red and yellow and fragrance oils of your choice as well as isopropyl  alcohol in spray bottle (optional) and a digital scale. Here are the recipes.

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

Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

11 oz. melt and pour soap base
.3 oz. fragrance oil
3 drops red liquid soap color
24 drops yellow liquid soap color

Instructions:

This recipe will yield three pumpkin shaped soaps. Begin by cutting the soap base into chunks. Weigh out the soap using a digital scale then melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave in 30 second increments until all the soap has melted. Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the soap then add the liquid soap color.

(Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)

Mix well and pour the soap into the three pumpkin cavities of your mold. Spritz the top of the poured soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow to solidify while you make the fall leaf soaps.

Homemade Leaf Fall Soap Recipe

Fall Leaves Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.7 oz. melt and pour soap base
.3 oz. fragrance oil
24 drops red liquid soap color

Instructions:

This recipe will yield three leaf shaped soaps. Begin by cutting the soap base into chunks. Weigh out the soap using a digital scale then melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave in 30 second increments until all the soap has melted. Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the soap then add the liquid soap color. (For the green leaf shaped soaps I used Crafter’s Choice Aloe & Olive Detergent Free Melt and Pour Soap Base and a drop or two of blue liquid soap color.)

Mix well and pour the soap into the three leaf cavities of your mold. Spritz the top of the poured soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any bubbles. Allow to solidify.

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

Once all of your soaps have hardened fully, gently turn them out of the mold.

If desired you can dust the tops of your soaps with bronze mica powder using either your finger or a small paint brush once you’ve unmolded them.

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

Finally wrap your soaps tightly in plastic food service film to keep them from absorbing moisture from the air. Then label if desired and gift to your friends and family! But don’t forget to keep one or two for yourself!

If you like this melt and pour soap recipe you may also like my DIY soap gems and crystals. Or try my homemade cold process pumpkin soap recipe made with real organic pumpkin puree! For more homemade soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest Board.


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Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe

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Cold Process Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe for Fall made using real organic pumpkin!

This cold process homemade pumpkin soap recipe is handmade using real organic pumpkin making it a perfect soap for the fall season! Pumpkin isn’t just cool because it’s autumn, though. It’s also great for your skin too! Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which are shown to help smooth and brighten skin. In addition pumpkin also contains vitamins A and C which have been shown to help soften and soothe skin as well as boost collagen production which helps to prevent signs of aging.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by your local grocer for a can of organic pumpkin and get to work on this homemade pumpkin soap recipe to help keep your skin looking bright and beautiful throughout the fall season and beyond. Plus these homemade pumpkin soap bars make lovely homemade gift ideas for the holidays! So be sure to make enough to share!

Cold Process Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe made using real organic pumpkin!

Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.5 oz. pomace olive oil
6.6 oz. sustainable palm oil
13 oz. 76° melt point (refined) coconut oil
5 oz. rice bran oil
1.5 oz. shea butter
1.3 oz. cocoa butter

5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
8.8 oz. distilled water

2.5 oz. organic canned pumpkin
2 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional
pinch each of yellow oxide and red iron oxide pigment powders, optional

Instructions:

To create this homemade pumpkin soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. This recipe will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and will yield approximately 10-12 bars of homemade pumpkin soap depending on how they are cut.

Begin by mixing your lye water. Weigh out the water and lye using a digital scale then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix well until all the lye has dissolved then set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Heat over medium heat until all oils are melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once your lye-water and soapmaking oils reach around 95°F-100°F you’re ready to make soap.

If you are planning to add a colorant to your soap, start by adding a pinch each of yellow and iron oxide pigment powders to your soapmaking oils and then mix well with a stick blender.

Next slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix until you reach a light trace. Add the pumpkin and mix again until it is fully incorporated then add the fragrance oil if desired and continue mixing until your soap has reached a full trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold, cover and insulate. After twenty-four hours have passed you can unmold your soap and cut it into bars. Allow soap to cure 3-6 weeks before using then wrap and label as desired.

For more homemade cold process soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News blog and around the web.

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

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Create your own easy fall inspired DIY pumpkin spice room spray!

Fall is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than with the fabulous scent of this homemade pumpkin spice room spray! This easy fall craft project will make your home and linens smell like your favorite autumn scents that can be carried over into the holiday season. Don’t just stick to the amazing scent of pumpkin spice though. You can customize this homemade room spray recipe with any of your favorite fragrances!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. Polysorbate 20
.1 oz. Pumpkin Pie Spice fragrance oil

Instructions:

Weigh out all of the ingredients using a digital scale and combine in a plastic or glass 2 oz. bottle with a fingertip mister using a funnel. Shake well and mist as desired.

Don’t want to use a fragrance oil? Try a blend of natural clove, ginger and cinnamon essential oils instead! Or substitute with any other of your favorite fragrance oils or essential oils!

For more fall pumpkin spice recipes try my homemade bath and body recipes for Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub, and Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub.

For more recipes and DIY fall craft projects like this one be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


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