It is already mid September, it’s hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about Halloween treats for friends and family this year. I found some fun molds over at the craft store and thought about what better treat than a fun, skin loving soap. I love making cold process soap and taking into account the cure time, it is now the time to get started. These soaps turned out very cute and smell great. I used the Amethyst fragrance oil for these soaps. This fragrance seems to me the perfect blend for Halloween and Fall, so I made a few Halloween soaps and some Fall themed soaps as well.
Earlier I had posted a cold process soap recipe, you can find it here. You can use that recipe or your favorite tried and true for this fun project. There is also a basic recipe at the end of this post.
Fun Cold Process Soap for Halloween
First mix the sodium hydroxide (lye) with distilled water. I have an aloe vera plant at home, I used the juice of two medium size leaves as part of my liquid. I also like using coconut milk in my soaps.
Weight and melt your oils. Allow lye solution and oils to cool. I normally soap at room temperature, it gives enough time to swirl and have fun with colors.
Mix the lye solution with the oils and bring to light trace, then separate the mix in three equal parts. For the colors I used a black oxide and an ultramarine violet. I left one third of the batter the natural soap color. For small molds I recommend using the in the pot swirl for swirling, it adds an extra visual intricacy and makes for a fun colorful soap.
Pour in the molds and unmold after 24 hours.
Basic cold process soap recipe
Be sure to put use your favorite lye calculator for your desire quantity.
30% Coconut Oil
30% Palm Oil
30% Olive Oil
5% Sweet Almond Oil
5% Castor Oil