DIY Halloween Bat Soap with Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Glitter
You know how you have a great project idea? Then when the time comes to actually make it, you only just then realize you don’t have that one thing you absolutely need. Well, that’s exactly how my DIY Halloween bat soap was born.
If you recall from my Halloween solid lotion bar recipe, I have this super cute silicone Halloween soap mold. Not only does it have a toothy bat mold, there’s also a witch, two pumpkins and a sweet little sugar skull.
As sugar skulls were trending on Pinterest, I really wanted to make little sugar skull soaps. I was planning to dust the inside of the mold with biodegradable eco-friendly glitter in a collection of bright colors. Then fill it white melt and pour soap. The finishing touch, however, was going to be painting on details with cosmetic mica powders. As it turned out however, I realized as I was gathering all of my materials for my sugar skull soaps, I didn’t have that one crucial supply.
Ordinarily I pretty much have everything I need to create just about anything. Despite scaling back on soap making supplies with each move, I alway have more than enough to throw an impromptu craft party. However, with my divorce finally (FINALLY!) final, I’m in the process of moving in with my boyfriend. Because of that, not everything I need is in his apartment yet. Some of it is still at my friend Bambi’s house.
Rather than take a fifteen minute drive, lose a half hour and as a consequence also lose my motivation in the process, I opted for a DIY Halloween bat soap instead. With glitter. (I mean there’s no time to start sullying someone else’s apartment with glitter than the present, right?
By now you’re probably wondering what the heck I didn’t possibly have on hand for those sugar skull soaps if the glitter was a go.
In the end, my project was derailed by an absent paint brush.
Oddly enough, Greg and I had also just run out of Q-tips. So my back up plan was also a no go.
I’m a little dismayed I likely won’t be able to make my sugar skull soaps in time to blog for Halloween. However, I actually love how my DIY Halloween bat soap turned out. It’s cute. It was fun to make. And now I have a really easy soap making project to share with you!
DIY Halloween Bat Soap Recipe
My DIY Halloween bat soap recipe will yield a single bat soap. If you’re interested in making additional soaps for the silicone Halloween soap mold that I used, I did get the approximate amount of melt and pour soap you need for each cavity. Keep in mind that this is by weight. Additionally, as not all soap bases weigh the same amount, weights may vary slightly from base to base.
Amount of melt and pour soap (by weight) needed for each cavity.
- Bat – 2.15 oz.
- Skull – 1.65 oz.
- Middle pumpkin – 2.1 oz.
- Witch hat – 2.35 oz.
- Ghost – 1.95 oz.
- Bottom pumpkin – 2.15 oz.
To recreate my DIY Halloween bat soap, you will need several supplies. These include the following.
- Digital scale
- Graduated plastic transfer pipette or dropper
- Silicone Halloween soap mold
- Heat safe glass Pyrex measuring cup
- Utensil for stirring the soap
- Kitchen or Chef’s knife
- Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol (optional)
- Cutting board (optional)
Using a digital scale, weigh out 2.15 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base for your DIY Halloween bat soap. Cut into chunks with a knife. Then place the soap into a heat safe glass measuring cup.
Heat the soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted. Be sure to stir the soap after heating.
Once the soap has melted, add a small sliver of the black color black. Stir the soap until the color block has completely melted. (Alternately you may also use a pinch of black mica.) You can add more color as needed. However, keep in mind that overuse of colorants may cause the soap to bleed and can potentially stain skin.
Now add your desired amount of fine, cosmetic eco-friendly biodegradable glitter in your color(s) of choice. (For a more subtle sparkle, try this eco-friendly ultra fine biodegradable glitter instead.) Stir to incorporate.
Using a plastic transfer pipette or dropper, add the peppermint essential oil to the melted soap base. Mix again.
Place your soap mold on top of a cutting board. Once your soap has cooled somewhat and starts to develop a film on top, remix the soap. Then pour the melted soap base for your DIY Halloween bat soap into the bat cavity of the mold. Spritz the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles.
Using the cutting board for support, transport the soap mold to the refrigerator. Allow the soap to cool and completely solidify.
Once your DIY Halloween bat soap has hardened, remove it from the mold. Wrap it tightly in foodservice film until ready to use or to give as a handmade Halloween gift.
More Homemade Melt & Pour Soap Recipes
If you enjoy making my DIY Halloween bat soap, then you may also want to give these other homemade melt and pour soap recipes a try.
- Homemade Apple Pie Soap Tutorial
- Homemade Honeysuckle Soap Recipe
- Raspberry Lemonade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
- Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial
- DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soaps
- DIY Star Wars Melt and Pour Soaps
- DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps
- DIY Rainbow Soap Favors
- Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe
- Melt and Pour Mermaid Soap Tutorial
- Melt and Pour Geode Soap Tutorial
- DIY Melt and Pour Snowflake Guest Soaps
Also be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest for more great DIY soapmaking ideas you can make at home.
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