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Ingredients for Pumpkin Soap

Ingredients for Pumpkin Soap

David Fisher
Let me just say, this has become one of my most requested soap recipes. The coming of fall is signaled by many things...one of which is making a batch of my famous pumpkin pie soap. It uses real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and fills the house with wonderful spicy fall scents.

To make this recipe you'll need:

For this particular recipe, I used my Grocery Store Soap Recipe, sized up to make a bit over 4.5 lbs. You can use this one, or any other basic soap recipe, and just add the pumpkin puree and spices to it. (The sugar and salt are optional - the salt allows the soap to harden quicker and the sugar helps boost the soap's lather.)
  • 15.3 oz. Lard
  • 15.3 oz. Olive Oil
  • 12.8 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 2.5 oz. Castor Oil
  • 5.1 oz. Sunflower Oil
  • 3 tsp. of sugar in the water before the lye
  • 1.5 tsp of salt in the water before the lye
  • 3 oz. of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2.2 oz of Pumpkin Pie fragrance oil (There are lots of variations on pumpkin fragrance - from spicy to creamy - most of them will contain some vanilla, so know that you're going to have discoloration
  • 7.2 oz. Lye
  • 15 oz. of water (see note at bottom on the water calculation)
Get all of your ingredients and equipment ready (including pre-measuring out all of your additives) and let's get started!

Note: Normally, if I was adding a vegetable additive like the pumpkin, I would discount the water a bit to make up for the water content in it. But since "spice" fragrance oils can often cause the batch to get to trace quickly, I'm not discounting any. The water in the pumpkin adds a bit more water to the recipe - which should give you a bit more time to work, get the spice portion mixed, and still layer it in the mold.)

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