DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! (A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages)
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!
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.)
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
I mixed the copper mica with alcohol first at a thinner consistency to push the paint into the grooves I made around the pumpkin.
Once I had mixed the color I simply used a small paint brush to paint the lines around my pumpkin shaped soap.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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