See how to make a moisturizing DIY pumpkin spice soap in less than 10 minutes! This easy homemade soap recipe is a melt and pour soap with essential oils, pumpkin seed oil and vitamin E. The natural soap can be made with a goat’s milk or a shea butter soap base if vegan.
This handmade fall soap is scented like pumpkin spice latte and makes for an excellent handmade gift for autumn and the holiday season. The simple tutorial includes free printable soap wrappers for packaging and gifting.
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DIY pumpkin spice soap – An easy fall soap recipe & handmade gift
So, out of all the pumpkin beauty recipes I have right now, why pumpkin spice soap? Well, because you loved my last easy melt and pour soap recipe and asked for more.
You might know that melt and pour soap recipes are one of the easiest ways to make soap at home. And with this pumpkin spice soap, you get a soap DIY that is quick to put together and makes a wonderful handmade gift for fall.
I’m already working on Christmas soap recipes, but October is the perfect time for a pumpkin spice latte soap recipe. So, here we go!
Materials for DIY pumpkin spice soap
The materials for homemade pumpkin spice soap include a melt and pour soap base, real pumpkin spice, a fall essential oil blend for soaps, and a little pumpkin seed oil and vitamin E oil.
Why? Because pumpkin seed oil and vitamin E oil are very skin-loving ingredients. The oils make the melt and pour soap good for skin and very moisturising. The changing weather and dry autumn air can leave your skin and hands dry, and a hydrating soap helps to hydrate your skin.
In case you don’t have or don’t want to use pumpkin seed oil, I also tested the melt and pour soap with coconut oil, which works great, too. I like adding vitamin E oil in homemade soap recipes, because the vitamin fights free radical damage and is an important ingredient for anti-ageing skincare.
Homemade pumpkin spice latte soap ingredients
This fall handmade soap recipe is an easy melt and pour soap recipe for beginners. Here are the ingredients we need for this fall soap recipe:
- melt and pour soap base – I used a goat’s milk soap base as for this fall soap. This soap base has a creamy lather and milky white hue, which is perfect for making moisturizing hand soap. You can also use shea butter, Castile, or cocoa soap base instead.
- pumpkin pie spice – I used homemade pumpkin pie spice, but feel free to use a pre-made mix for convenience.
- pumpkin seed oil – Pumpkin seed oil is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, and zinc, which deeply nourish and keep your skin firm. The zinc in pumpkin seed oil can also soothe acne and reduce excess oil.
- vitamin E oil – Vitamin E oil is a versatile and useful ingredient for homemade skincare products and aids anti-ageing treatments. It acts as a natural antioxidant neutralising free radicals while helping to moisturise and soften the skin.
- essential oils – You can find the essential oils for this pumpkin latte soap in my Amazon shop. The exact blend is listed below.
The exact amounts for this pumpkin spice hand soap are below, in the DIY card.
Tools to make best DIY pumpkin spice soap
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- glass jug – Use a large microwave-safe and heatproof jug with a spout to melt the soap in the microwave. I love this large glass Pyrex jug, which not only makes it easy to melt and mix the soap ingredients, but also helps with pouring the soap into the silicone mould.
- whisk – A balloon whisk helps to mix and combine the ingredients.
- soap mould – This simple, rectangular soap mould makes decently sized hand soap bars and can be used for many soap making recipes.
Essential oils for DIY pumpkin spice soap
I included a pumpkin spice essential oil recipe in my DIY pumpkin spice body butter. You can also read more about the skincare benefits of spice essential oils in this post. The same recommendations apply for this autumn soap recipe. Here are the essential oils we need to make this fall soap idea:
- copaiba essential oil
- vanilla oleoresin
- nutmeg essential oil
- ginger essential oil
- cinnamon leaf essential oil
I made the fall soap recipe with and without vanilla oleoresin but slightly prefer the version with vanilla. Vanilla makes this melt and pour goat milk soap base recipe smell like PSL and who doesn’t love a pumpkin spice latte soap?
Other fall soap scent options
You can also make pumpkin soap scent soap recipe by just using just copaiba, or a mix of copaiba and vanilla oleoresin. You can even buy a pre-made pumpkin spice essential oil. I recommend the blend in this set of holiday scents or this pumpkin spice essential oil.
Interested in more fall scented soap recipes? Blogger friend Rebecca from Soap Deli News has written a very helpful post with more fall essential oil blends for soap. She also shares a stunning cold process fall soap recipe, so a visit to her blog and check it out.
Tips for how to make melt pour soap with essential oils
As I mentioned, making melt and pour soap with essential oils is one of the easiest beauty crafts you can make. Here are a few tips that will help you to make this pumpkin spice soap:
Melting and pouring the soap base
Melt and pour soap bases are sold as blocks of soap. To melt the soap evenly and avoid burnt soap, it’s best to cut the base into small cubes, approximately 1 in / 2.5 cm in size.
Melt and pour soap forms a skin, which is completely normal for this type of soap. Use a skewer to remove the skin or heat again in the microwave for 30 seconds to re-melt.
Adding pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin pie spice can form lumps when you stir it into the soap base, even if you sifted the spice mix beforehand. Use a whisk to dissolve any lumps. I also found that microwaving for a few seconds helps to dissolve clumps.
The silicone soap mould is relatively soft, so place it on a cutting board or tray. This way you can easily lift and move the mould without damaging or spilling the cooling soap, for example, when you put the soap in the refrigerator to harden.
You can use many other soap moulds, too, for shaping your pumpkin spice soap. For example, if you like a pumpkin shaped soap, try this pumpkin mould.
Chilling the soap
While you’ll only need 10 minutes for melting and pouring, the fall hand soap needs a little time to firm up. You can either let the soap set at room temperature, which will take 2 to 3 hours, or in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes.
Gift the pumpkin spice latte soap
The aromatic pumpkin spice fragrance makes this soap the perfect little homemade fall gift, DIY Thanksgiving gift, birthday present and unique handmade holiday stocking stuffer. It’s an excellent present for hostesses, housewarming, and of course to treat yourself!
I wrapped the fall scented soap bars into plastic wrap/cling film and packaged the bars with kraft paper and a free printable soap wrapper. The wrapper is sized to fit a 4-oz soap perfectly, and you can download the printable at the end of the post. Enjoy!
More autumn beauty recipes and pumpkin spice crafts
Can’t get enough pumpkin spice crafts and homemade pumpkin spice beauty products? Try some of these natural DIY beauty recipes:
- pumpkin spice bath bombs – My 3 pumpkin spice bath bomb recipes are a lot of fun and give your bath time the autumn makeover.
- pumpkin spice body scrub – This easy homemade sugar scrub recipe smells like pumpkin pie, perfect in the fall!
- whipped pumpkin spice body butter – This homemade whipped body butter recipe is perfect for your fall skincare routine and made with skin-loving ingredients.
- pumpkin spice bath salts – You’ll love this pumpkin spice latte inspired bath salts recipe.
- DIY pumpkin spice lip balm – One of my favourite DIY lip balm recipes!
- homemade fall beauty basket – Turn your homemade beauty products into a beautiful fall gift basket, a great DIY gift idea for autumn!
- 12 oz / 350 g melt and pour soap base
- 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seed oil
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 15 drops copaiba essential oils
- 15 drops vanilla oleoresin essential oils
- 10 drops nutmeg essential oil
- 10 drops ginger essential oils
- 7 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
- rubbing alcohol
- digital scale
- measuring spoons
- microwave-safe glass jug
- soap mould
- small spritz bottle (for spritzing the rubbing alcohol)
- Cut the goat's milk soap base into small cubes and place them into a microwave-safe jug.
- Melt the soap cubes in the microwave set on low in 60-second bursts and stir gently in-between until the soap is liquid. Melted soap can be quite hot, so be careful not to burn yourself.
- Add the pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin seed oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Whisk until well combined.
- Place the silicone mould on a tray or cutting board. Slowly pour the soap into the mould.
- Spray the top of each soap with rubbing alcohol to dissolve the bubbles.
Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the soap feels hard to the touch.
- Once the soap is fully hardened, gently flex the mould to release the soap bars.
- Optionally, use a vegetable peeler or pairing knife to shave the soap and create bevelled edges.
Printable Pumpkin Spice Soap Wrapper
Tab or click the button below to download a free printable pumpkin spice soap latte label!
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