Spooky Halloween Soaps
Cassandra Lanning creates spooky Halloween soap treats.
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Materials and Tools:
clear glycerin melt and pour soap
white glycerin melt and pour soap
brown, burgundy, gold and green mica
rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
various shaped molds
1. Measure and cut 12 ounces of white melt and pour soap. Put the soap in the double boiler.
2. Rub the bone mold with petroleum jelly and put it in the freezer.
3. Stir the soap gently until it is completely melted.
4. Remove the soap from heat and separate double boiler. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles.
5. Add fragrance oils to the soap solution. To simulate bones that are freshly dug up use a blend of dirt, peppermint and lily of the valley fragrance oils.
6. Stir to blend the oils.
7. Remove the bone mold from the freezer. Pour the soap into the mold and let it set up for about 30-40 minutes.
8. Place the tray into the freezer for about 15 minutes.
9. Remove the tray from freezer, invert the mold on the counter and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes.
10. Remove the bone soaps from the mold.
11. Depending on soap base — let the soap bones "dry out" overnight.
13. Measure and cut two ounces of clear melt and pour soap for the crystal ball soap. Add the soap mixture to a double boiler.
14. Stir the soap mixture gently until it is completely melted.
15. Remove the soap from the heat and separate the double boiler.
16. Determine if you are going to do a clear crystal ball or a glow-in-the-dark crystal ball. For a clear ball add a few sparkles to make it magical.
17. Pour the soap into the mold up to the ball line. Let stand for 30 minutes.
18. While the crystal ball is setting up, measure and cut three ounces of clear or white soap and put it in the double boiler for the crystal ball base.
19. Stir the soap gently until melted.
20. Remove the soap from the heat and separate the double boiler.
21. Add coloring powder to the base, rather than liquid color, so that color does not bleed into the ball. Add desired fragrance to the base.
22. Spritz the ball with alcohol for cohesion and pour the dark soap into the mold. Let the base set up for about 30 to 40 minutes.
23. Peel the crystal ball soap out of the mold.
24. Measure and cut five ounces of clear melt and pour soap for the sarcophagus. Add it to the double boiler.
25. Stir the soap mixture gently until completely melted.
26. Remove the soap from the heat and separate the double boiler.
27. Add brown coloring powder to the sarcophagus soap.
28. Add essential oils and stir to combine. Include woody scents to provide a wooden coffin scent.
29. Stir the soap mixture well and pour the soap into the sarcophagus soap mold.
30. Let it set up about 30-40 minutes.
33. Melt one ounce of clear soap.
34. Pour it into the top cavity of the sarcophagus coffin to seal and preserve the colored flower design.
35. Let the clear layer set up.
Spooky Halloween Soaps by Cassandra Lanning from Bellevue, Wash.
Cassandra Lanning always knew she had an "inner hippie" waiting to come out. For the past three years, she’s been making all kinds of soaps in her spare time since her kids have been out of the house. At first she was interested in making soap using the lye process, but then she realized that the she could be more creative with the melt-and-pour technique. With her spooky Halloween soaps, Cassandra Lanning enjoys seeing the lighter side of the dark side!
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