Soap making has become a popular project for us. And this time I think we created something really special! Pumpkin Pie Festive Soaps!
Add 1/2 pound of the melt and pour soap to a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Make sure it is cut up into cubes. Melt it in the microwave 30 seconds at a time. Be sure to stir after each 30 second run before starting the next one. Repeat until completely melted.
Add argan oil, scented oil and 1-2 drops of color. Mix well. I like to add a good quality, skin oil to help with moisturizing. Especially at this time of year, dry hands are no joke! Having a soothing, moisturizing oil added to the soaps can really help with the health of your skin.
Spray the soap mold with the rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles on the bottom of the soap. A couple of quick squirts is enough.
Now carefully pour the soap mixture into the mold cavities. Spray the top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles forming on the top of the soap.
Allow it to harden for at least 3 hours or until completely firm. Once it is set, gently pop it from the mold.
Add whipped soap base, scented oil, argan oil and glycerin to a mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute.
Gently fold cornstarch into the mixture using a spatula.
In the microwave melt a 1/4 cup of white soap base, then add it to the mixture.
Using the mixer, mix until it forms peaks, like when you make a meringue. If your frosting is not stiff enough, add a bit more cornstarch and mix in. Repeat until the mixture is firm.
Add the soap frosting mix to a piping bag.
Spray the top of your pumpkin soap base with rubbing alcohol. This will help your whipped soap adhere to the base.
Pipe frosting onto your soap. You must work quickly as the frosting will begin to harden after about 5 minutes.
Let set up completely for about an hour.
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