Bring your pumpkin spice obsession to the shower with this delicious DIY soap recipe. It smells so much like the real thing, you’ll want to eat it (but please don’t).
While I’ll pass no judgment if you choose to eat pumpkin pie in your tub, here’s a more appropriate option: lather up with this pumpkin spice DIY soap recipe. This recipe requires two simple ingredients and only 15 minutes to prepare. That’s it. So, if you like the pumpkin pie flavor in your food recipes, you’re definitely going to love basking in its essences while you cleanse. Better yet, this soap makes for a great gift to friends and family during the holiday season.
What You’ll Need
To create any soap from scratch, you can make your life a lot easier by purchasing a “soap base”, which can be found easily online. Choose one that is vegetable-derived and as pure as possible, like this glycerin melt-and-pour soap base. Chemical-derived glycerin is an alcohol and is added to many synthetic skin care products. Natural glycerin, however, is not a chemical or alcohol; it is derived from plant-based oils.
To achieve that iconic pumpkin pie flavor, you’ll need none other than pumpkin pie spice. If you already have pumpkin pie spice on hand, be sure to get a good whiff of beforehand to measure its freshness. The higher the quality the spice, the more fragrant the soap will be.
Once the glycerin soap base and the pumpkin pie spice are melted and mixed together, they are poured into soap molds, which you can purchase online or in a home and appliances store.
Pumpkin Spice Soap
Makes 1/2 pound of soap
- 1/2 pound vegetable glycerin soap base
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
Cut the soap base into cubes. Melt the soap base in a double boiler over medium-high heat. Once fully melted and free of any lumps or bumps, whisk in the pumpkin pie spice. Stir the mixture thoroughly.
Pour the soap into soap molds. Depending on the size of your chosen mold, you can end up with one dozen miniature soaps or two to three regular-sized soaps. Let the soaps sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two hours before removing from their molds.
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