Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe
A nice soap that smells just like pumpkin pie.
28 ounces - Palm Oil
24 ounces - Olive Oil
14 ounces - Coconut Oil
2 ounces - Beeswax
8 ounces - Grapeseed Oil
1 ounces - Castor Oil
32 ounces - Cold Distilled Water
12 ounces - Lye
0.5 ounces - Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 ounces - Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
Once you have all of the ingredients measured out, you can begin to prepare the soap. Please note that all measurements are made by weight, not be fluid measurement. All of the oils and the water must be measured on a scale accurate to 0.2 ounces.
- Begin by combing the pumpkin fragrance oil, the castor oil and the pumpkin spice in a small bowl. Set this aside until trace.
- Next put the water into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Slowly add the lye into the water. I usually mix my lye and water outside to reduce the chance of breathing in the fumes. Be very careful with the lye crystals and with the lye/water mixture because both are highly corrosive.
- Stir the water/lye mixture until the lye has completely dissolved. The lye/water mixture should be warming and may even become hot. Once the lye has dissolved set the mixture aside in a safe place with a thermometer in it to measure the temperature.
- While the lye is cooling, you can now begin to heat the oils. Start heating the oils by melting the beeswax in a large stainless steel pan first.
- Add the olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil and grapeseed oil to the melted beeswax.
- Keep an eye on the lye mixture. You need to keep the oil at approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit until the lye mixture cools to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the lye mixture is at 100 degrees and the oil mixture is at 100 degrees you can combine the two mixtures.
- You must now stir the mixtures together until trace. If you hand stir the mixture will take about 20 to 40 minutes to trace. If you use a stick blender it will take less than 10 minutes to trace.
- Once the mixture has reached trace, add the fragrance oil/castor oil/pumpkin spice combination.
- Stir for a few more minutes to even out the added ingredients, then pour into soap molds.
- Leave the soap in a covered mold for about 48 hours before removing and cutting.
Contributed ByVeggie Soaps Staff
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