Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe for Fall Self Care

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Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe, Lean into the Cravings

This time of year PUMPKIN SPICE is EVERYWHERE! Lattes, donuts, candles, and everything bath and body related. Who can resist the combination of sweetness and spice, wrapped up in fall? Not us! And why should you when you can make a pumpkin spice soap recipe that will lather you up in all the fall cozy feels? 

Don’t resist that pumpkin spice craving we’ve all grown to love – lean in with this fall soap recipe.

As real pumpkin spice is sprinkled into the soap, these fall soaps look like you’ve poured a pumpkin spice latte right into a soap bar! The pumpkin spice contrasts against the creamy goat milk blended with natural orange mica powder for an irresistible fall soap – perfect for gifting. 

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When the world turns everything pumpkin spice on September first lather up with this creamy, pumpkin spice soap recipe! Here’s how to make it with melt and pour soap.

How do you make homemade pumpkin soap?

This homemade pumpkin soap begins with an all-natural goat milk melt and pour soap base. If you’re unfamiliar with melt and pour soap, it’s a simplified way to make soap without handling lye. A soap base can be melted in the microwave in mere minutes and doesn’t require any cure time. It’s ready to use once it’s fully cooled – much faster than weeks in comparison to traditional soap making. 

Goat milk was the first soap base I fell in love with. It has a great lather and is nourishing for the skin. If there’s one thing I love most about goat milk soap is that it’s so easy to make gorgeous soaps with it. You see, the base is the perfect white canvas for adding color to soap. And it has the ability to let anything you add to it suspend or in other words float in the soap. 

Did you know goat milk is just one of the many soap bases you can choose from? Discover more here and grab a free printable guide for 10 different soap bases from the Simple Living Library.

homemade soap making with goat milk melt and pour soap base

Real pumpkin pie spice is added to the soap for contrasting color and as an exfoliant. Ground pumpkin spice provides a similar effect as exfoliating with colloidal oatmeal, a popular soap ingredient for dry skin. 

And it’s just one of the ways this homemade soap is deliciously scented with natural ingredients. Check out my favorite creative soap additives here.

What can I use if I don’t have pumpkin spice?

If you don’t have pumpkin spice in your kitchen pantry you can make your own! My mother taught this recipe many years ago and it’s published in our Bittersweet Walnut Grove book series Fall Thyme. I’m happy to share it with you here! 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Use it immediately or pour the spice blend into an airtight container, label, and store with your other spices. 

For a wonderful boost of scent, we’ll add the above spices in essential oil form to the soap recipe as well. However, you can exchange the blend of essential oil with a natural fragrance oil too. Just make sure it’s safe for the skin and always follow the directions on the label for the correct amount of fragrance per pound of soap. This pumpkin pie soap fragrance is a great choice because it’s Phthalate free.

After we’ve added pumpkin spice, colorant, and scent we’ll pour it all into a silicone mold. I’ve found silicone molds make releasing homemade soap bars a breeze! This is the oval soap mold I used. It comes in a set of 3 silicone soap molds to make an oval, rectangle, and square soaps. Which is basically every shape you need.

With your soap making supplies gathered it’s time to make this dreamy fall soap!

Make a pumpkin spice soap recipe that will lather you up in all the fall cozy feels.

Making Fall Favorite Pumpkin Spice Soap

All together this pumpkin spice soap recipe smells like everything we love about fall! And it’s so much fun to create. If you’re looking for a last-minute fall gift idea, you’ve got it – this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make!! 

With a dash of real pumpkin spice, fall essential oils, and orange mica powder splashed into creamy goat milk soap, you’ll have made a fall homemade gift worth repeating. 

Soap Ingredients:

½ lb goat milk soap base

¼ teaspoon orange mica powder 

1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol 

⅛ teaspoon ground pumpkin spice 

3 drops clove essential oil

2 drops nutmeg essential oil

4 drops cinnamon essential oil

2 drops ginger essential oil

Soap Making Tools:

oval silicone soap mold

soap knife

metal whisk

glass measuring cups

When the world turns everything pumpkin spice on September first lather up with this creamy, pumpkin spice soap recipe! Here’s how to make it with melt and pour soap.

Pumpkin Spice Soap Recipe:

1. Mix Up Soap Color

In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine ¼ teaspoon orange mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk. (You may want to wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands.) Set aside. 

2. Prep the Soap Mold and Add Pumpkin Spice

Prepare the oval silicone mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle ⅛ teaspoon ground pumpkin spice between 3 cavities of the soap mold after. 

3. Chop the Soap Base

Carefully slice 1/2 pound of goat milk melt and pour soap base into cubes that are approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife

4. Melt the Soap Base

Scoop the sliced goat milk soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 ½ minutes.

5. Scent the Soap

Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add each drop of essential oil:

  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil

Blend thoroughly together using a metal whisk. 

6. Add Color and Pour

After adding scent to the soap add the prepared color mixture. Whisk once more and carefully distribute evenly between 3 sections of the oval soap mold, avoiding overflow.

Notes:

  • If needed, spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Then allow pumpkin soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This recipe will fill half of the soap mold, making 3 soaps. Doubling the recipe will fill the whole soap mold, making 6 soaps in total. Either way, I think oval soaps are so feminine. Don’t you agree? 
All together this pumpkin spice soap recipe smells like everything we love about fall! And it’s so much fun to create for fall self care.

When the world turns everything pumpkin spice on September first lather up with this creamy, pumpkin spice soap recipe! Slightly sweet, feminine, and spicy – it’s a treat for the senses and the skin. 

All together this pumpkin spice soap recipe smells like everything we love about fall! And it’s so much fun to create for fall self care.

Pumpkin Spice Soap

Yield: 3 soap bars
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

All together this pumpkin spice soap recipe smells like everything we love about fall! And it’s so much fun to create for fall self-care.

Materials

  • ½ lb goat milk soap base
  • ¼ teaspoon orange mica powder
  • 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pumpkin spice
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil

Tools

  • oval silicone soap mold
  • soap knife
  • metal whisk
  • glass measuring cups

Instructions

1. Mix Up Soap Color

In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine ¼ teaspoon orange mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk. (You may want to wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands.) Set aside. 

2. Prep the Soap Mold and Add Pumpkin Spice

Prepare the oval silicone mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle ⅛ teaspoon ground pumpkin spice between 3 cavities of the soap mold after. 

3. Chop the Soap Base

Carefully slice 1/2 pound of goat milk melt and pour soap base into cubes that are approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife

4. Melt the Soap Base

Scoop the sliced goat milk soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 ½ minutes.

5. Scent the Soap

Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add each drop of essential oil:

3 drops clove essential oil

2 drops nutmeg essential oil

4 drops cinnamon essential oil

2 drops ginger essential oil

Blend thoroughly together using a metal whisk. 

6. Add Color and Pour

After adding scent to the soap add the prepared color mixture. Whisk once more and carefully distribute evenly between 3 sections of the oval soap mold, avoiding overflow.

Notes

  • If needed, spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap. Then allow pumpkin soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This recipe will fill half of the soap mold, making 3 soaps. Doubling the recipe will fill the whole soap mold, making 6 soaps in total. Either way, I think oval soaps are so feminine. Don’t you agree? 

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