I love Halloween because it’s the one time of year where you can be anyone you want AND dress the part! But Halloween doesn’t have to be reserved to only costumes, scary decorations and freaky foods – you can also put the party into your daily routine by making soap you can use everyday!
If you’re too busy figuring out and perfecting your costume and don’t have time to make soap – or just don’t quite have a handle on it yet – believe me, I understand. I’m still trying to figure out the macrame thing from this month’s Whimseybox and I’m getting to point that I think it’s bound to require too much time and concentration for me to learn a new skill – at least until I go on vacation again. So if you’re more of a shopper, than a crafter, then shop your heart out.
I personally love these Handmade Bat Soaps (pictured above) from Sky Rain Soap. Six bucks will score you seven of these fun, unscented glycerin soaps making them not only perfect as party favors but affordable as well. Or you can DIY these with yourself with the kids by purchasing the DC Comics Batman Silicone Tray Soap Mold, Clear Organic Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base and red and black soap dyes. (Just make sure you don’t put these in the freezer because freezing translucent soap will cause it to become cloudy!)
I also just can’t over these art inspired homemade glycerin soaps that represent that iconic image from Edvard Munch’s famous painting, The Scream. This set of 12 Halloween “The Scream” Soaps are crafted by Soap Rhapsody and can be yours for under ten dollars. Or purchase a Scream Silicone Soap Mold to make your own mini soaps or eerily shaped ice for the Halloween punch bowl.
If you’re looking for something a little more frightening, then try out a finger and bone silicone mold. Drizzle red melt & pour soap onto your finished soap fingers to create a chilling Halloween party favor that actually can – should you choose to use it – serve a purpose other than shock and fright. Plus, you might actually be able to getting away with giving these out in lieu of candy due the gross/sick/cool factor. Whatever kids are calling things these days. (Geez, I feel dated. Tell me I’m not the only one who things it’s strange when kids call something “sick” because they think it’s cool.)
With zombies still at the top of the trend list – will you be watching the new season of The Walking Dead? – who can resist a few good brains? Sweetbath Confections sells what have to be the cutest ever Handmade Bloody Brain Soaps. These absinthe scented soaps are just $3.75 each or you can make your own four at a time with a Fred & Friends Brain Freeze Silicone Mold.
Symbolic Imports makes a beautiful orange, yellow and white layered candy corn soap. These five ounce bars run $6 each but are large enough that you can enjoy them all month long! If you want to try your hand at making your own multi-layered candy corn scented melt & pour soaps, then grab some candy corn fragrance oil and follow the DIY for making Layered Melt & Pour Candy Corn Soap at Crafty Crazy Mom.
If your preference lies with homemade cold process soaps rather than melt and pour glycerin soaps, then swing by the Soap Queen blog to learn how to make these Handmade Halloween Spooky Eyeball Soaps! Her step by step photo tutorial will show you exactly how to get this creepy eyeball effect on the tops of your own homemade soaps. Other Halloween soap projects I like include the Fresh Fallen Leaves Soap for Autumn from Nature’s Garden and the DIY Toy Embedded Halloween Soap Favors from Cap Creations.
For more fabulous, fun and seasonal homemade soapmaking projects and other diy skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest! You can also follow me on Facebook and Google to keep up with what I’m making next and to share your own ideas and feedback!