These Skull & Ghost Halloween Soaps are amazingly easy to make and a great little gift for Halloween Parties or even an alternative to sweets for those that come trick or treating (although I’m sure some will see it as a trick!).
To Make The Halloween Soaps You need…
- melt and pour goats milk soap base,
- some Halloween moulds (silicone moulds are easier to pop the soap out of but you can use harder plastic moulds like I have here)
- essential oils for smell (roman chamomile, geranium, lavender etc)
- Paper cup to melt the soap in
- wooden craft stick
- microwave (although you can use a bain marie set up as well
- Isopropyl ‘Rubbing’ Alcohol (this is not essential)
Fill your paper cup with some pieces of melt and pour soap and put in the microwave. I have a 900W microwave and use a medium setting for 30-40 seconds. Take it out and give it a gentle stir. The soap will be very hot so take care not to get any on your skinAny lumps may melt melt as your stir but if they don’t put the soap base back into the microwave and zap for a few more seconds.
Note. Melt and pour soap either comes as a block or as large soap shavings. If it comes in a block you will need to pop it out of the container to cut some pieces off with a sharp knife.
Add your chosen essential oil. I put 10-20 drops depending on how much soap I melt and how strong the scent is. Add in stages if your not sure stirring each time. If you can still smell the soap base then add a few more drops of oil. If the soap starts to get a skin on the top just put it back in the microwave for a few more seconds.
I love the smell of Roman Chamomile in soap so use that a lot often mixed with a bit of Geranium oil.
Now pour your mixture into your Halloween moulds. You will likely get small bubbles floating to the top. Spray Isopropyl ‘Rubbing’ Alcohol over the top which will burst the bubbles and then quickly evaporate.
Leave to set.
If your using hard plastic moulds you will need to leave the soap to go completely cold and hard before you can pop it out. Pick an end and give it a careful but hard push to break the seal and get the spa out. Silicone moulds are easier and quicker and you can often pop out the soap whilst it is still warm although you need to be careful not to mis-shape the soap.
Perfect little soapy Halloween Treats for you big and little kids!