Pumpkin Spice and Let's All be Nice!

Now that the election is over and everyone has had a moment to take a breath, it is time to go back to the important stuff- like Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice!  It has been well documented in this blog that I am a huge fan of pumpkin in almost anything and now I have discovered a new way to enjoy my favorite scent of the season. 

I found some great recipes for pumpkin spice soap!  There are several tutorials on Pinterest, but I started with one from happinessishomemade.net and then made some changes. 

Pumpkin Spice Soap

1 lb. Soap Base (1/2 of the block)
2 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
Red Soap Colorant
Yellow Soap Colorant
Soap molds of choice

The soap base can be shea butter, glycerine or, as I used, just plain soap. I did see goat milk soap at Michaels.  I am not sure that will work. Make sure that you get soap colorant so that it will not come off on your skin.  I used a mold with different shapes, but I would really like to find one with just blocks for future use.  

One pound is about one-half of the block sold in craft stores.  Using a butcher knife, cut the soap into small chunks (even smaller than the cubes marked on the block). This makes for quicker melting.  In a microwave- safe bowl with a pour spout (I used a large Pyrex measuring cup) microwave the soap chunks for thirty seconds, then stir.  Repeat this cycle (30 seconds, then stir, 30 seconds then stir) until the soap base is completely melted.  At this point add the pumpkin spice and stir until completely absorbed. Add colorant one drop at a time until desired color is reached.  I did not add much because I like the rustic color that the pumpkin spice added.  Be sure to stir color in thoroughly.

Pour the melted soap into the mold and let set for about thirty minutes.  

This is a perfect way to add a little pumpkin spice to your life all fall- without the calories!  I added a little strip of this pretty fall paper that I got in the "Dollar Bin" at Target for presentation purposes.  I think that this would make a sweet little hostess gift for Thanksgiving.  Just place in a small clear bag with a fall ribbon.  Or, put in a little gift basket with the pumpkin spice sugar scrub that I will be sharing with you next time! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



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